Abram Peters of Abbotsford, B.C. passed away Aug. 20, 1999.
He was born July 19, 1928 to Abraham and Maria Peters near Tofield, Alta. When he was 7, they moved to a farm closer to Tofield, where he attended school. They attended Lindbrook (Alta.) MB Church. At 14, he accepted Christ at an evangelistic meeting led by A.H. Unruh. Abe loved to sing of his faith, and participated in choirs in Tofield, Matsqui, B.C. and Yarrow, B.C.
He was baptized Aug. 9, 1942 at Cooking Lake near Edmonton. In 1946 the family moved to a dairy farm on Matsqui Prairie. In 1952 he bought 20 acres in Matsqui. He cleared 10 acres, moved a cabin onto the land, build a barn and started a dairy farm.
He also worked on his parents' farm.
He married Elizabeth Dyck in spring 1955. In fall 1955 they moved to Yarrow to farm. He retired in 1992, but kept the farm.
Abe did short mission terms in Mexico and Brazil. This became his passion.
He enjoyed many hours in his shop creating things.
In 1996 he had open heart surgery and recovered. In 1998 he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He is mourned by Elizabeth; son Lorence and daughter Linda Westad, both of Abbotsford; 1 brother and 1 sister.
The funeral was Aug. 25 in Yarrow MB Church, with Jim Nightingale and Ron Braun ministering.