July 13, 1936 – July 17, 2016
PETER DELMER KLASSEN passed away peacefully in his sleep at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Sunday, July 17th, 2016, four days after his 80th birthday.
He was predeceased by his parents, Peter and Nettie Klassen of Carman, Manitoba, Henry Klassen (brother), Dorothy Trickett (sister), Frank Klassen (brother).
Peter is survived by his wife, Betty E. Klassen, one son, Gordon Klassen of Lethbridge; two daughters, Sherry (Dave) Boulton of Lethbridge and Lisa Martinez of Calgary; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; one brother, Andrew (Caroline) Klassen of St. Albert and one sister, Karen Cahill of Red Deer. He will also be missed by Molly – his much loved pet of many years.
Peter was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. His love of life and people touched the lives of all those who knew him. He had a wonderful personality, was full of laughter and the joy of life. He was a man who loved to dance, laugh and share a good joke. He spent many happy hours dancing at his local Miner`s Library. Peter had a unique sense of humor and a quick wit, loved to read and do his puzzles.
Peter was a Heavy duty mechanic for most of his life and then he worked for the Lethbridge School district 51 for 10 years and retired at age 65.
A heartfelt thank you to the Palliative Care team at St. Michael`s Health Centre for the compassionate and supportive care we received.
A private family celebration of his life will be held at a later date.