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Peter Doerksen

January 14, 1925 - May 13, 2016


Peter  passed away peacefully  in his home in Duncan BC

Peter was predeceased by his wife Betty ( Elizabeth Schroeder) , his  son Gerald and his brothers Abraham and Jacob. Left to mourn is his daughter Sandra ( George) , grandson Richard ( Donna ), great grandsons Chad (Jessica)  great great granddaughters Summer and Cassidy, Mathias and Cody ( Michakla) His son Robert ( Patricia ) , granddaughter Shannon( Martin ) great grandchildren Alasdair and Holly , grandson Robert ( Deanna) great grandchildren Kate, Devon and Jack His daughter in law Anne Cimon.  His brothers Isaac, John ( Margaret) , Dave and Harry( Dorothy) ,  sisters Nettie and Elsie , sister in law Lilian and brothers and sisters in law Kay, Henrietta, Tina, Bill ( Betty) ,Dick ( Marion ) and Trudy Schroeder

Peter was born in Halbstadt Manitoba in 1925 and married Elizabeth also from Halbstadt in 1946 .  Before Betty’s  death in 1988 they had lived in Winnipeg until moving to Airdrie in 1975 , where Pete managed the UFA yard for many years, retiring to help his son Bob as warehouse manager for Petland. In both those jobs and life Pete always had a smile on his face and a joke to play or share. Pete umpired baseball games for many years and loved to watch his grandkids and great grandkids play any sports. Taking all comers on at crib remained a passion till he passed. Most of all Pete loved people and made a hit wherever he was.

Pete and Betty had many  foster kids over the years in Winnipeg and Airdrie.



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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Ron & Renie Hanson
Relation: family friends

Bob & Pat and the entire Doerksen family;

We were sorry to read of Peter’s death in the Calgary Herald today.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
We remember Pete so well working at the UFA in Airdrie. What a friendly happy man.
You will all miss your Dad, what a great man..

Ron & Renie Hanson, Airdrie Alberta

From: Bonnie Ostrander
Relation: Co-Worker at UFA , and friend.

Peter was a joker with a sparkle in his eye. He was also kind and generous. May he rest in peace.

Sincere sympathy to the family.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 19, 2016
Beginning at 1:00pm

Airdrie United Church
212 1st Avenue
Airdrie, AB Canada T4B 0R4

Memorial Service

212 1st Avenue
Airdrie, AB Canada T4B 0R4

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