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Peter John Warkentin

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_0002_Peter John WarkentinPete’s family immigrated to Canada in 1925, settling in Winnipegosis in 1929. His father traded their Model T for the farm and house. After school, Pete milked the cows. At 18, he accepted Jesus as Saviour and was baptized shortly afterward. After a brain hemorrhage prevented his father from working, Pete began running the farm at 21 – a challenge he enjoyed. He was involved with The Gideons for 20 years. Pete delivered fuel for Esso for 6 years, retiring to spend time with Tina when she became ill. After Tina’s death to cancer, Pete married Elizabeth. They lived in Saskatchewan for 5 years. Finding the marriage difficult, Pete returned to the farm. In 1996, he moved to Winnipeg, where he worked at Mennonite Central Committee and Union Gospel Mission. Pete moved into a care home in 2009.

  • Birth: March 31, 1923
  • Birthplace:
  • Death: March 23, 2016
  • Married:
    Tina Wieler, 1949 [d. 1988]; Elizabeth Friesen, 1990
  • Family:
    children Evelyn (Dan) Rempel, Harv, Ed, Gerald (Cheryl); 4 grandchildren; 2 siblings
  • Church:
    Salem, Winnipeg