Harder, Peter Henry

Peter Harder

Peter Henry Harder

1924 - 2003

Peter Harder.jpgPeacefully on Wednesday January 15, 2003 at the Boundary Trails Health Centre, Peter passed away after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife Margaret and his daughters, Shirley Harder and her son Kyle of Winnipeg, and Bev Riel and her daughter Elizabeth of Winnipeg.  He also leaves to mourn two sisters Elsie (Dave) Friesen of Winkler, and Anne Purger of St. Catherine's, Ontario.

Born in Horndean, Peter grew up in the Southern Manitoba area.  In 1943 he joined the armed forces serving with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.  After his initial training he went to England, where he was part of the Normandy Landing Forces.  He was honorably discharged in March 1946.  After the war he started his own trucking company for a number of years, then spent the next many years trucking for Motorways.  Peter was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Morden Branch #11, for 46 years and was always ready to March on the Colours.  He had an insatiable love for life.  He loved people, loved to laugh and enjoyed the many trips to Texas, where he and Margaret spent many winters.  Peter will be sadly missed by family, friends and all who knew him, and whose lives he has touched along the way.

Cremation has taken place.  Memorial service took place at the Christ Lutheran Church in Morden on Tuesday January 21, 2003 at 2:00pm, Pastor Vern Martin officiating.   Ash interment followed at the Winkler Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation, P.O. Box 2000, Winkler, Mb. R6W 1H8.

Special thanks to Barb Hicks and the Palliative Care Unit at BTHC, Home Care and nurses who cared for Peter at home and BTHC.

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden in care of arrangements.

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