Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Monday January 7, 2019 at the Winkler Reinland Mennonite Church. Viewing will be from 1PM-6PM on Sunday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler and at the church prior to the service. Interment to follow at the Church Cemetery in Schanzenfeld. Donations may be made to assist the family with expenses.

Peter Hamm

On Wednesday January 2, 2019 at Boundary Trails Health Centre surrounded by his family Peter Hamm passed away at the age of 71. He was predeceased by his parents, 2 brothers, 3 sisters and 2 grandchildren. 

Peter Hamm was born on July 22, 1947 in Mexico, in the village of Waldheim to Jacob and Anna Hamm. Peter was baptized upon the confession of his faith on May 26, 1969 by bishop Henry Dyck at the Old Colony Church in Neuenburg. He married Catherina Reimer on August 17, 1969 in Mexico. They have 5 sons, 5 daughters, 32 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. In 1985 they moved their family to Canada in hopes of being able to better provide for their family. When they arrived in Canada they first settled in Alberta. Dad soon found out that due to his poor vision he would not be able to obtain his driver’s license; and so other than doing some small jobs here and there he would have to collect welfare in order to provide for his family. He never liked the idea of having to live off of welfare. He managed to find a job in Ontario where he could live on the same yard as he would be working, so he took that opportunity and moved his family to Ontario. It was while living there that he found out that he would be able to obtain his driver’s license in Manitoba. He moved to Manitoba, made his driver’s license and was able to finally get a job and provide for his family as he had hoped when he first came to Canada. Dad loved to go fishing and camping. He also found great pleasure in building things with wood. Due to some health problems he had not been able to use his woodworking tools for a number of years and was always hoping to one day put them to good use again. Sadly, that day never came for him. 

We want to thank the doctors and nurses at both Altona Community Memorial Health Centre as well as Boundary Trails Health Centre for their compassionate care during Dad’s stay. You were a blessing not only to Dad but to us the family as well.

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