Mennonite
Historical
Society

of Alberta

Peter Rempel fonds

Accession 2015.011

Title and Physical Description

Peter Rempel fonds.– 1961-2004. – 0.5 cm of textual records

Biographical History

Peter Rempel, 1925-2020 , was born in Moscow, USSR, and emigrated with his family to Manitoba, Canada in 1926. In 1936 they settled at Vauxhall, Alberta. He studied at Mennonite Brethren Bible Schools in Vauxhall and Coaldale. In 1948 he married Mary Baerg, and worked as a farmer, a city bus driver, and a carpenter. In 1961 he was ordained, and in in 1963 he was the founding pastor of Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church. In 1969 he resigned from the pastorate in order to establish Youth Orientation Units (Y.O.U.), a rehabilitation program for delinquent youth located on a farm near Warburg, Alberta. In 1990 the  Y.O.U. program was closed.  Peter Rempel died October 26, 2020.

Custodial History

The register of marriages was in the possession of H.E. Dyck.

Scope & Content

The fonds consists of a register of marriages performed by Peter Rempel, 1961-2004, including the dates, names of the couples, and locations.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of H.E. Dueck, April 25, 2015

Notes

Accession 2015.011

For further biographical information, see Anne Harder, Peter Rempel, Youth Worker, Pastor, Counselor : “The Road Less Travelled,” [Calgary] : Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta, 2003  BX 8143REM HAR;  Urie Bender, Stumbling Heavenward : the extraordinary life of an ordinary man, Peter Rempel (Winnipeg : Hyperion Press, 1984)  BX8143REM BEN 1954; and Peter Rempel, Y.O.U.   Peter tells the Story,  (Calgary: Mennonite Central Committee Alberta, [2010])  HV 9101 REM [2010].

Last edited June 2023 by by Jim Bowman and Ted Regehr