Peter G. Harms passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord on December 13 at 10:15 pm at the age of 91 with his loving wife by his side. He will forever be loved and fondly remembered by his loving wife, Susie, children: Joyce (Peter) Kehler, Peter (JoAnne) Harms, Elfrieda (Richard) Peters, 11 wonderful grandchildren, and 10 even more wonderful great grandchildren. He is also survived by 6 siblings, 7 sisters-in-law, 1 brother-in-law, numerous nephews and nieces and many friends. He was predeceased by 2 sisters and 2 brothers. He was born in Osterwick, Ukraine on May 21, 1923 and fled with his family to Canada when he was 2 months old. He grew up in Manitoba with his 10 siblings, and became a farmer. He married Susie Peters on October 11, 1953, and in 1968, they moved to BC where he became the minister of West Abbotsford Mennonite Church. He also worked as a carpenter, then was called to be a minister in the Clearbrook Mennonite Church for a few years, and continued as a lay minister there till his early 80’s. He leaves a legacy of cherished memories. He had integrity, wisdom, humility, and an intense desire to work. His children always said that their dad lived the sermons he preached. We will forever think of him as a man who walked with God. We will strive to follow his Christian example. The viewing will be held at the Clearbrook Church at the corner of Church St. and Peardonville Rd. at 8:30 on Dec. 19, 2014. This will be followed by the burial at Maclure Road Mennonite Cemetery. A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 am in the Clearbrook MB Church on the corners of Clearbrook Rd. and Old Yale Rd. It would be appreciated that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Menno Home or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at: www.wiebeandjeskefh.com
We would especially like to thank the staff at Menno Home, East 2 for their loving, thoughtful care of Peter in the last 2 years. We, the family are deeply grateful.