Peter Edwin Loewen died Jan. 4, 2011 at 90. He was born Oct. 8, 1920 in Neu Samara, Russia to Henry and Helena (Klassen) Loewen. They immigrated to Canada in 1924, settling in Colonsay, Sask. As a young man, Peter made a decision to follow Jesus at a Saskatoon MB Church. At Bethany Mennonite Church, Watrous, Sask., he and Marie Ruth Driediger were baptized and then married June 23, 1946. In 1947, Peter and Marie moved to Matsqui-Abbotsford, B.C. Peter was a truck driver, then a farmer, and finally spent 26 years in the laundry-linen supply business. In 1989, a pedestrian accident forced his retirement. He enjoyed baseball and camping. Peter was active in his churches as deacon, Sunday school teacher, and council member. He served his neighbours and anyone in need. Predeceased by triplet sister in infancy, 2 brothers, daughter-in-law Marilyn; Peter is mourned by Marie; sons Mel, Les (Edie), Stan (Audrey), James (Corinne); 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 9 siblings. The memorial was at Bakerview MB Church, Abbotsford.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.