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Born: Dec 11, 1929
Date of Passing: Mar 21, 2023Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
December 11, 1929 - March 21, 2023
Peter Janzen of Winnipeg, Manitoba passed away peacefully at 93 years of age.
Peter was the youngest of five born on December 11, 1929 in Schoenhorst, Ukraine. His birth came seven weeks after the death of his father Frank Janzen; a minster in the community who died of typhoid at age 29. A pivotal event occurred for the Janzen children when illness took their mother Elena's life on December 18, 1936. Peter always believed his mother would get better, but he would be raised by a caring aunt and uncle. During the war years, Peter journeyed from Ukraine/Russia, to Poland, to northern Germany, to Paraguay and finally arrived in Canada in 1953. This marked a new beginning in what had been a life of uncertainty. He married Lydia (Reimer) on August 2, 1958, soon to be followed by the birth of their children, Marlyn and David. He worked hard to provide for his family as a finish carpenter and took pride in his work. Peter had a quiet faith and empathy for marginalized people in the community offering work and meals where he could.
Peter will be missed by his devoted wife Lydia, his children, Marlyn (Derek), David (Debra Ann) and granddaughter Isabella. He leaves behind his brothers, George and Frank, many nieces and nephews, and was predeceased by his siblings, Tina and Jacob.
Death will not part us, or distance divide
Forever and always you will be by our side.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Middlechurch Care Home for their kindness to Peter over the last six years.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will follow at a later date.
Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at www.friendsfs.ca
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 25, 2023
Condolences & Memories (1 entries)
Awww so sad for you David and your family sending love and our deepest sympathies- Lori and Guy. - Posted by: Lori and Guy Fietz (Friends of David and Debra ) on: Mar 27, 2023
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