SCHOUTEN; Peter Claudius
11/11/1965 ~ 12/30/2015
Our father and our brother Peter passed away unexpectedly on December 30 2015 in West Kelowna at the young age of 50. He is survived by his loving family: sons, Jason Schouten, Rick (Kate) Schouten; brothers and sisters, Trudy Enns, John Schouten, Marika (Dick) Swagerman, Renita (Wayne) Sawkins and Janine (Dyral) Sepp; nephews and nieces, Michelle (Che) Pastoor, Janice (Jeff) Winger, Rob (Alisha) Enns, Ken (Naomi) Enns, Paul Enns (Kim Sweeney), Kristina Enns (Andrew Bauch), Joyce (Jeremy) Farmer, Jonathan Schouten, Dirk Jan Swagerman, Constantine Swagerman, Melinda Swagerman, Amanda Birnie, Tanya Birnie, Jesse Birnie, Colton Sepp and many more “great” nephews and nieces. Pre-deceased by his father, Jan Schouten and mother, Maria Schouten. Peter will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Peter was born in New Westminster and grew up in Burnaby until the age of 6. The family then moved to Abbotsford where he resided until 1995. He then moved to Kelowna. While living in Kelowna, Peter began attending Victory Life Fellowship and later Rutland 7th Day Adventist and Son Valley Fellowship churches where he found peace with his Heavenly Father through Jesus. After high school, Peter began working in the restaurant industry and soon became an amazing chef. His family and friends benefited greatly from his cooking talent. He worked in many different restaurants including a period of time in Alaska. While living in Kelowna, he decided to change his vocation and started working as a surveyor’s assistant at Pilling and Associates. For the last five or so years he became a driveway specialist repairing and sealing asphalt and concrete driveways. Peter loved sports, playing hockey as a goalie in his youth and later playing golf and tennis. He loved watching hockey and football and was an avid Canucks, Lions and Seahawks fan. He also loved music and played the piano and organ beautifully. He was very talented and had an amazing mind. He could do anything he put his mind to. A Memorial Service will be held at Rutland Seventh Day Adventist Church located at the corner of Hwy 33 and Gerstmar on Friday, January 22 at 1:00 pm. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, (250) 860-6440. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com.