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Date of Passing: May 28, 2021

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With grief, we announce the sudden passing of Peter Fast of Winnipeg. He died at home on May 28, 2021, aged 92.
Peter was good natured, an original thinker and inspired many. Educated at University of Manitoba, Elkhart Seminary, Princeton and Toronto, he was a unique and respected professor at CMBC and CMU from 1966-1999. His interests were varied including travel, birding, music, languages, family history and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Vera; children, Jane and David; grandchildren, Adrian and Andrew; seven siblings and predeceased by four siblings.
A memorial will be held in future.
In lieu of flowers, donate to CMU. Specify "in memory of Peter."

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 05, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • My deepest condolences to Vera and to all of the family. I was sorry to hear that Peter passed away. It was only very recently that I received a get well card from Peter and Vera (and Jane thank you,) to encourage me in my recent accident and recuperation. I will remember Peter as an encouraging professor while at CMBC so many years ago. I still have my copy of The Writings of St. Paul because of the profound effect Peter's teaching had on my spiritual growth and understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Christ. May God bless and comfort your family as you remember Peter. May God uphold you and give you strength for the days ahead. - Posted by: Betsy Bergen (former student at CMBC) on: Jun 06, 2021

  • Vera, Jane and David, I am so sorry to hear of Peter’s death. I have so many memories of Peter at CMBC. His door was always open and tea was always ready to be served. He was a good listener, had good advice and a great teacher. The Third World Theology course he taught with A Ens in the late 1970s changed my life. Peter also very much enjoyed speaking of Chortitz now Randolph. That was a wonderful bond we shared. He has left a legacy with many of his former students. Thank you Peter. - Posted by: Evelyn Peters-Rojas (Former student at CMBC) on: Jun 05, 2021

  • We are so sorry to hear of Peter's death. He was always such a cheerful, supportive colleague; so interested in our lives, and especially eager to hear about all things music. He will always remain in my memory as a beautiful, gentle man, with no pretensions; a genuine "Mensch", and yet so brilliant. Rest In Peace, dear will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Henriette Schellenberg (Colleague ) on: Jun 05, 2021

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