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Alvin Peters

Obituary

It is with great sadness that the family of Alvin W. Peters announce his passing on Friday, July 1st at his home in Swift Current. Alvin was born at Beechy, SK October 2, 1935 to Peter and Nettie Peters. Alvin spoke only German when he first went to school, attending Jonesville School in the Beechy District, of which he spoke fondly. When he was about 14 years old, his parents, sister Ruby and brother Victor, moved to a dairy farm east of Waldeck. Alvin married Inez McCann on November 9, 1957. He worked for his parents at the dairy until 1963 when they moved their family to their lifetime home, the farm in the Burnham district. As a young couple, they started with nothing but ten cows, a borrowed tractor and truck, and a broken down old barn and farmhouse. They worked very hard to build a life for themselves and their four children. They farmed, had cattle, and drove school bus for many years, sharing the bus route. Alvin was a true farmer and had little time for hobbies, besides enjoying the company of good friends and family. Alvin persevered despite losing the sight in one eye in a farming accident soon after they were married. Alvin was very proud of what he had accomplished, planting trees and developing the farm, which made the move to Swift Current in 2021 all the more difficult for him. He learned recently to appreciate the move to town where he discovered that he was able to see family and friends more often and he enjoyed his daily trips to the farm where he still helped his son Keith. Alvin enjoyed travel, and exploring. His escapades began when he was young, riding a horse, and his beloved Harley motorcycle. Alvin and Inez loved to "see what was around the next corner" and had many adventures together. From a horse to motorbike, tour bus to airplane, jet liner to helicopter to cruise ship, they enjoyed their travels. Not one to worry, and always up for an adventure, he traveled to Russia with his good friend Reg Parsons shortly after the Berlin Wall came down and had quite an interesting trip. No post-secondary education, no real travel experience and yet always up for some excitement. Alvin was proud that his kids had the opportunity to participate in activities such as 4-H and sports because he never had that opportunity himself. He is survived by his wife of almost 65 years, Inez Peters (nee McCann) and children: son Stuart Peters, and his sons Matthew (Cara Diamond) and Cole (Christine), great grandson Jax; son Keith (Lisa) Peters, and their children Katelin (Dylan) Ewen, Lane (Cassidy Mehler), Tyler (Madison White); daughter Kim (Jim) Robertson, and their children Ashley, Shane, Brice (Karlie Bell); daughter, Rea (Murray) Carlson, and their children Tara, Casey and Scott. Donations in Alvin's memory can be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities Of Saskatchewan 1011 University Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 0K4, where Kim and Jim spent time when their children were born. Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606, or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.

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Services

Memorial Service
Friday
July 8, 2022

2:00 PM
The Chapel of Warren's Funeral Home
126 2nd Ave. N.E.
Swift Current, SK S9H 2C7

Donations

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Saskatchewan
1011 University Drive, Saskatoon SK S7N 0K4
Tel: 1-306-244-5700

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