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Peter Wiens

Peter Wiens

Born In: Glaslyn, Saskatchewan
Born: September 28th, 1934

Passed in: Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
Passed on: February 18th, 2017

Peter Wiens of Swift Current, Saskatchewan went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Cypress Health Region Hospital after a short illness. Peter was born September 28th, 1934 to John and Sarah (Friesen) Wiens in Glaslyn, Saskatchewan, and was the youngest of 6 children. In his early years, Peter worked at Kirkaldies in Swift Current and had an equal passion for both new cars and traveling. In 1964 Peter began working for Canadian Pacific and stayed with the company for 34 years until he retired at the age of 60. Peter met his beautiful bride, Esther (Klassen), in 1966 at a Youth for Christ Crusade and they were married on October 15th, 1966 at Zion Mennonite Church in Swift Current. He loved to spend time with his family and friends, going for coffee, working in the garden, and swimming. He was an avid reader and enjoyed studying the Bible. He liked helping others, and working at the church in many different capacities over the years. Peter had a strong sense of adventure and travelled extensively with his wife. Peter is survived by his loving wife, Esther; son, Raymond (Joan - Zachary, Madison) Wiens; daughter, Roberta (Paul Barbone) Wiens; daughter, Rhonda (Derek - Jackson, Kensie) Zaharko; sisters, Mary (Wiens) Schmunk and Sadie (Wiens) Rierson; an aunt, Annie Toews; sisters and brothers-in-law and nieces, nephews and cousins. Peter was predeceased by his parents, an infant brother, a brother, Henry Wiens; a sister, Gertrude (Wiens) Stuart; a half-brother, Abe Friesen; and niece, Dallas (Schmunk) Targerson. Peter was a loving, kind, and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He leaves behind a legacy as a strong man of faith who lived his life, as he believed God wanted him to, serving as an example to others, particularly his children. The Funeral Service was held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2:00pm from Zion Mennonite Church, Swift Current, SK with Pastor Lois Bukar and Pastor Herman J. Wiebe officiating. “How Great Thou Art” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” were sung by the congregation under the leadership of Elaine Derksen with Grace Funk serving as pianist. Special music was brought by the Zion Church Choir who sang “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Amazing Grace.” Tributes were given by family members. A photo presentation was also given. The ushers in the church were Hank Giesbrecht and Jake Ginter. The Private Interment Service was held prior to the Funeral Service from Hillcrest Cemetery, Swift Current, SK with Cliff Wiens, Kelly Wiens, Pat Schmunk, Kelly Klassen, Curtis Klassen, Nathan Klassen, Darren Klassen, Ryan Thiessen, Dylan Thiessen serving as Pallbearers. Zachary Wiens, Madison Wiens, Jackson Zaharko, Kensie Zaharko, Michael Reierson, John Stuart, Craig Klassen, Jeremy Klassen, Trevor Targerson, Trent Targerson, and Pearce Jones served as Honorary Pallbearers. In memory of Peter Wiens, donations made to Gideons International would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements were in care of Swift Current Funeral Home, Swift Current, SK. For further information or to leave a personal message of condolence on the family‘s obituary page, please go to swiftcurrentfuneralhome.com

 
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