Letkeman, Peter

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Memorial service will be held at 2:30PM on Sunday December 10, 2017 at Morden Sommerfeld Mennonite Church. Viewing will be from 1PM-6PM on Saturday at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden. Interment at 1PM prior to the service at Haskett Cemetery. Donations may be made in Peter's memory to the Tabor Home Fund.


 

Peter P. Letkeman

1915 - 2017

Peter was born on October 10, 1915 in Wakeham, Manitoba, to Peter and Aganetha (Giesbrecht) Letkeman. Peter passed away on Wednesday December 6, 2017.

As a child, Peter attended Wakeham School. On November 12, 1939, he married Mary Hiebert in the Haskett Manitoba School. Peter and Mary lived in Haskett District until 1963, when they moved to Austin, Manitoba. In 1973, they retired to Morden where Peter continued to work as a carpenter. He was also skilled in mechanics, and enjoyed hunting and wood carving in his spare time.

Peter enjoyed hunting with his brothers, sons, and friends. He also enjoyed attending carving classes with his son, John. Peter was known to tell many stories in the company of friends and family. Peter and Mary loved traveling together. They often visited Mary’s sister in Ontario, their children in British Columbia, and Peter’s sister in Walhalla. They also spent time travelling to the Austin Museum and the Pembina Museum. Peter loved watching the Toronto Blue Jays on television, and many of his evenings were spent at the local baseball diamonds. He also enjoyed playing horseshoes, and challenged anyone for a friendly game. Many of Peter’s loved ones remember and cherish these special moments with him, and how he was always eager to spend time with others by telling stories, jokes, and encouraging the people around him.

Peter and Mary were blessed with five sons: John, and his wife, Marge; Roy; Frank, and his wife, Sarah; Jake, and his wife, Louise; Peter, and his wife, Carol, as well as four daughters: Eva, and her husband, Jake Friesen; Helen, and her husband, Abe Hamm; Joyce, and her husband, Jake Wiebe; Susan, and her husband, Peter Reimer. Peter is survived by twenty-three grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren, and fifteen great-great-grandchildren.

Peter and Mary were married for sixty-one years, two months, and thirteen days. Mary passed away on January 25, 2001. Peter’s immediate family members included eleven siblings. He is survived by one brother and three sisters, and was pre-deceased by his parents, four brothers, three sisters, two daughters-in-law, one grandson, and one grandson-in-law.

When Mary passed away, Peter moved to Tabor Apartments for a period of time, and then moved to Tabor Home. Peter had the opportunity to be relocated into the new senior home building in Morden on November 6, 2017. On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Peter enjoyed bowling in the morning, ate lunch, and settled in for his afternoon nap. At this time, and peacefully in his sleep, the Lord welcomed Peter home at around three o’clock in the afternoon. Peter loved to read his Bible, and he knew the Catechism from one end to the other. He was a great example to all.

The family would like to thank the Tabor Home staff, ministers, church serving ladies, Wiebe Funeral Home and everyone that visited Peter for how they have richly impacted his life – as well as the prayers, cards, and words of encouragement extended towards the family.

 

#1 Gerald Letkeman 2017-12-10 17:08
I remember Peter as my Dad's best friend. I have wonderful memories of two brothers working together and enjoying each other's company.
#2 Ruth Isaac 2017-12-14 11:35
My sympathies to the Letkeman Family. Your dad was a neighbor to my dad at old Tabor Home. Now they are together again in heaven. You were so faithful in visiting your dad and set a good example to us all. blessings to you as you remember and grieve the passing of your dad and grandpa.

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