Jacob Jakob Peters:
“a faithful servant”
Jacob Peters died peacefully at 2:23p.m. on February 12th, less than a month away from his 86th birthday, surrounded by all of his children. His favourite Bible lay nearby.
Jacob was born on March 4th, 1925 in the Ukraine, USSR to Jacob Wilhelm and Lena Peters. When Jacob was only 7 months old, the family travelled from the USSR to Berlin and on to Montreal, Quebec, Canada. From here, they travelled to Saskatchewan, where they made their home for several years. The family then moved on to Vancouver in 1944. In Vancouver, he received his education and began his lifelong practice of serving others.
Jacob accepted Christ as his Saviour in his early years, and he demonstrated his faith quietly throughout his life in service to others. He graduated from MEI, completing Grade 13. He went on to graduate from MB Bible College in Winnipeg, and then returned to Vancouver to undertake teacher training. He met Mary Brucks during this time, and they were married on August 8, 1954 in the Yarrow MB Church in Yarrow, BC. The family moved from Vancouver to Abbotsford to Field to Prince Rupert, following Jacob’s teaching career. The family moved back to Clearbrook, BC in 1960. They joined the Clearbrook MB Church, where Jacob has served ever since. He has been a teacher, a Sunday School superintendent, a treasurer and a choir member here, as well as serving wherever he was needed. He is one of the longest serving members of this church and will be greatly missed.
Jacob enjoyed spending time with his family, solving puzzles, going camping and taking part in sports activities. He faithfully led family devotions each day, reading from the Bible and from “Our Daily Bread.” As the ever-caring teacher, he often helped with homework and other school duties. Jacob lived a healthy life, and he enjoyed going for walks with mom. He is predeceased by his wife, his father and mother, and one sister. He will be missed by his two sisters, Helen and Betty, his brother Bill, and his children Joyce (Gerald) Loeppky, Henry (Karen) Peters, Don (Madoka) Peters, Dave Peters, Laurie Peters, Ken (Melinda) Peters and 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The memorial was held on Friday, February 18, 2011 at Clearbrook MB Church, Abbotsford, BC.
We miss you, dad.
Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643