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LORNE PETO Lorne Peto, beloved husband of the late Margaret Peto, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2014 at the age of 95, at Hillcrest Place in Brandon, MB. Lorne was born in Emerson, MB on September 27, 1919, and grew up there on the family farm with his parents Morton and Ethel Peto and his three sisters. He attended Manchester School and the Agriculture Faculty at the University of Manitoba. Lorne married Margaret Gibson, the love of his life, in 1940. Lorne served in the Second World War in Nova Scotia and in Newfoundland. He returned home to the family farm following the war and farmed until the 1980s. The Peto family was very involved with the introduction of the sugar beet industry in Manitoba, and Lorne also worked for Manitoba Sugar for a number of years. He belonged to the Emerson Legion, the Masonic Lodge, served on the Emerson School Board, was active in the Anglican Church, and on the Emerson Complex Committee. Lorne and Margaret enjoyed many winters as snowbirds in Weslaco, TX at the Pine to Palm Mobile Park and made many lifelong friends there. They also spent many happy hours traveling throughout Canada and the States with their motor home visiting friends and family. They loved to golf, which they both did well into their 80s. Lorne and Margaret moved to Brandon in 1995, to be closer to Allen and his family. They moved into Lion's Manor in 1998, and Lorne lived there until his health failed in 2013. He moved to Hillcrest Place in January 2014. Lorne was predeceased by his parents, his wife Margaret, his sisters and their spouses, Dorothy and Lloyd Morrow, Marion and Roy Ash, and Gladys and Dr. Doug Murray, his son-in-law, Howard Casper, his grandson, Lorne Casper, and his nephew, Doug Morrow. Family was important to both Lorne and Margaret, they were exceedingly proud of their children and grandchildren, and Lorne loved his great-grandchildren dearly. Lorne and Margaret were married for 66 years and are survived and lovingly remembered by their daughters, Sandra Casper of Fargo, ND, Elaine (Al) Hengstler of Calgary, AB, and their son Allen (Karen) Peto of Brandon, MB. They are survived by six grandchildren, David Casper, Leanne (Mark) Leier, Kevin Hengstler (Kelly Stothers,) Sarah Peto (Trevor,) Nathan (Tyne) Peto, and Alanna (Jon) Schouten, and their great-grandchildren, Ethan and Nate Leier, Clark Goran, Noah and Henry Peto, and Audrey Schouten. They are also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their children and grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at Hillcrest for the kind care they provided to Lorne while he lived there. A private graveside memorial will be held at the Emerson Cemetery on October 22, 2014. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Alzheimer Society, 457-9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.brockiedonovan.com Arrangements are in care of Brockie Donovan Funeral & Cremation Services Brandon, (204) 727-0694.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 11, 2014
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
Lorne's gentle temperament and strong work ethic were a wonderful balance in a man who was loved by adults and children alike. I grew up on a farm ten miles east of Emerson, my father, Ray Empey, was his mother's brother. Lorne spent many hours helping my Dad harvest his crops. When he came in from the field he always had time for us children (my brother Gary and I). To you - Sandra, Elaine, and Allen, I want you to know that you have been left a wonderful legacy. May you always know that you were loved unconditionally. It has been many years since I have seen you but you have been in my thoughts and now my prayers as you say goodbye to a man who made you who you are. What an amazing legacy we share. Wear the mantle proudly. - Posted by: Mary McKee (Empey) (Cousin) on: Oct 20, 2014
Sandra, Elaine and Allen Sincere condolences. Uncle Lorne and Morton were my first employers; hoeing sugar beets, measuring sugar beet fields and cultivating summer fallow. I was very grateful for the opportunity to earn some money and to benefit from the work ethic they both exhibited. Sunday evening was often a special night at the Peto home, a great meal and the Ed Sullivan Show. Dwight Gibson - Posted by: Dwight Gibson (nephew) on: Oct 20, 2014
Our condolences and love to the entire Peto family. I have fond memories of growing up on the Gibson farm along the River Road near the Peto farm. Margaret and Lorne were long time friends of my in-law, Ruth and Alex Milne. Peace Be With You, Sue and Bruce Milne - Posted by: Sue Milne (Niece) on: Oct 15, 2014
Wonderful memories of you dad, and your mom, and when we were all growing up together! - Posted by: Marilyn & Ken Sime (friends) on: Oct 12, 2014
We send our Love & Prayers to all the Peto family at this time of sorrow. We have known your parents for many years & they were always wonderful, fun people to be around. We just visited with Lorne in July & had such a good visit talking about old times. We have had the opportunity to meet Allen, Sandra & their families over the years thru Elaine & Al who have been special friends of ours for many years. - Posted by: Peter & Sharon Braun (Friends of Lorne & Margaret) on: Oct 11, 2014
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