Mr. Ruben Peters, resident of North Battleford passed away peacefully with family by his side Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the age of 73 years. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, February 21, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Western Development Museum- Heritage Hall with George Watson officiating. A Private Family Interment will be held at a later date. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial donations in memory of Mr. Ruben Peters may be directed to the BUH Foundation- Designated to the ICU Unit, Po Box 1358 North Battleford, SK S9A 3L8
Ruben Jacob Peters, son of Jacob & Luisa (Klassen) Peters was born on October 14, 1946. He grew up on a farm in the Eigenheim area until they moved to Rosthern, SK after the passing of his mother. He graduated in 1965 and started a job at Konklins in Rosetown, SK. Then he was offered a job as a Parts Man at Valley Ford Rosthern where he worked for the next 20 years.
In 1971, he married Salley (Janzen) and was blessed with two shining stars, Christie in 1973 and Candace in 1974. In 1987, Ruben and his family moved to North Battleford where he worked for Stacey Ford / Valley Ford for the next 24 years. He then retired on October 14, 2011.
Ruben spent many years cheering for the Montreal Canadiens when he finally came to his senses and realized that it was a lost cause. So, he started cheering for the Edmonton Oilers - some say he never learned.
Ruben has suffered with lung issues and on February 16, 2020, he fought his last battle and passed away peacefully with his family by his side.
He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 49 years, Salley (Née Janzen); daughters, Christie (Channing) Schneider- Samantha, Spencer, Ceejay; Candace (Chad) Gartner- Troy, Alexiana; sister Luisa Siemens; brother- and sisters-in-law, Irene Thiessen, Frieda Janzen, Wilmer (Lorina) Janzen; numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruben was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Luisa Peters; brothers-in-law, Rudolph Siemens, Peter Thiessen, Harvey Janzen; nephews, Lorne Siemens and Wes Thiessen.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Trevor Watts of Eternal Memories Funeral Service & Crematorium.
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