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November 5, 1952 ~ July 31, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
Abram John Peters, was born November 5, 1952 in Carmen, MB to Cornelius and Helen Peters. He was the third of 15 children. He passed away July 31, 2023 at the age of 70.
He leaves to mourn his wife of 42 years, his four children, Rebekah (Larry) Coleman, Daniel (Pearl) Peters, Rachel (Nathan) Contois, and Sarah Barr. He had 11 grandchildren, Ava Coleman, Evangeline Coleman, Larry Coleman, Astrid Coleman, Max Peters, Eziah Peters, Xavier Contois, Theodore Contois, Oliver Contois, Jack Barr, Abigail Barr. He was loved and will be greatly missed by his remaining 11 siblings, Helen (Werner) Taulien, Brett Peters, Suzanne Banman, Mary Peters, William Peters, Elizabeth Boille, Hank Peters, Cheri Schroeder, Jake (Cathy) Peters, Dave (Theresa) Peters, Nancy (Rob) Zenari
He was predeceased by his father Cornelius Peters, Mother Helen Peters, Sister Nadine Peters, Sister Margaret Wood, brother Darin Peters grandson Danton Peters, Son in law, James Barr and Mother-in-law, Olive Kindt
He grew up on a farm in Roseisle, MB. He worked construction as well as worked on the railroad ripping out track. While living in Barrhead for over 40 years, he owned his own construction company, Klondike Construction, then a used car lot, North Country Auto Sales.
His favorite things to do when he had spare time were fishing and having coffee at the Barrhead Inn, or anywhere he could meet people and visit.
He moved to Barrhead to join some of his aunts and sister who were living here. Not long after that he met Susan Kindt. They became an item quite quickly and were married October 4, 1980. A year later, they had a daughter, Rebekah and were joined 14 months later by a son, Daniel. Then Abe’s dad passed away when Daniel was 2 and Darin and Nancy came to live with him and his family. This doubled his family and provided many memorable moments. In 1986 another daughter was born, Rachel, followed 2 ½ years later by his final daughter, Sarah.
He was a very kind, compassionate, and grace filled person. He would help anyone. People flocked to him as he cared about as he loved and accepted everyone. Susan had to learn how to entertain as his house was always filled with people, whether friends or family. He had a very crazy sense of humor and tried to make everyone laugh.
His greatest love was his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. If you were with him any amount of time you were sure he would share his faith with you. At North Country Auto Sales, he sat with a bible on his desk and the coffee pot brewing. You were sure to be offered coffee if you came through the door. His friends gathered daily, and this would often turn into some sharing of the word of God. Out his bible would come, maybe even a healthy debate about the Word of God.
He always missed his friends and family in Manitoba and made many trips back to see them with his wife and children, sometimes as long as 3 months at a time. Coming from a large family, he had many relatives to visit. He grew up with his relatives and close friends, the Thiessens. He missed spending time with them and in his latter days always talked about moving back.
Proverbs 3: 5,6
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths