Delbert Alicen Peters
Peters, Delbert Alicen - passed away on December 30, 2015 in Brookfield, Nova Scotia at the age of 88. Born on October 10th, 1927 in Vilna, Alberta to his parents, Ross and Alcine Ruby (nee Oakes) Peters. His first career was in the Royal Canadian Navy (1946 -1976), serving on the HMCS Magnificent and HMCS Bonaventure as well as being stationed at HMCS Shearwater (NS) and HMCS Patricia Bay (BC). His second career was with the Edmonton Public School Board (1976-1992) in Edmonton, Alberta. In 2014 he moved to Nova Scotia to live with his son Shane, spend time with his oldest navy buddy Frank Reesor, and participate in CNAG functions at Shearwater NS.
A thoughtful, kind and gentle spirit Delbert spent his life supporting his family, and extended that care to everyone around him. Be it a drive home for a friend after a get together, helping a neighbour with a chore or simply to offer useful advice, he was always the first one to volunteer his time and energy.
Delbert is survived by his sisters, Blanche (Stover) and Jean (Leary); sister-in-law Jean; son and daughter-in-law Shane and Sharon (Domier), son and daughter-in-law Scott and Dawn (Freeman); granddaughters Allyson (Reid) and Galadriel and grandson, Thorin. He is preceded in death by his wife Iris (nee Fokes; brothers, Harrison, Lynne and Ellis and daughter, Shellie.
Special thanks to the friends in Nova Scotia who welcomed him to their events and to staff at Elk Court for taking such good care of him in his final months.
A memorial get together for family will be planned for the spring of 2016 in his boyhood home of Cadomin, Alberta. In lieu of flowers or donations, please just spend a moment to think about those around you who always offer a helping hand and reward them with a random act of kindness. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro. Online Condolences may be made by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com