Farming Rural 05

Peter Koop

November 24, 1928 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 93)

Obituary

Nov 24, 1928 Glenwood AB – Jan 6, 2022 Calgary AB

It is with heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Peter Koop on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the age of 93. Peter is survived by wife Lennie; children Larry (Esther) Koop, Pincher Creek AB, Eileen (Kim) Jessen, Calgary AB, and Daryl (Julie) Koop, Chilliwack BC; Grandchildren, Crystal Koop, Michael Koop, Kelcie Jessen, Brayden (Margaret) Jessen, Amanda (Greg McKenzie) Koop, Zachary Koop, and sister-in-law Norma Koop, Abbotsford BC.

He was born and raised on the farm in the Ewelme district, Glenwood. He attended the Ewelme School, completing grade 8, highest possible grade in school, and continued education at the Menno Bible Institute, Didsbury. There, he also met Lennie Janzen of Rosemary and they married May 1, 1952. They farmed in the Halifax district, Pincher Creek until 1999, when they moved to Lethbridge. In 2021, ill health moved them to Calgary.

Pete drove school bus and was an active and passive member of the Springridge Mennonite Church where he sang with the men’s quartet and choir. Blue Jays baseball and Calgary Flames Hockey were favorites. He enjoyed attending several Flames games in his time. Also, Farmers & Sunday School picnics with games and “lots” of ice cream were enjoyed.

He is the last, and youngest of his siblings. Predeceased by infant son Dennis Roy, his parents Aaron and Helen, siblings; John, Mary, Abe, Henry, Aaron, Katie, as well as an infant sister.

A private Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Springridge Mennonite Church, Pincher Creek. Urn interment to follow in the Church Cemetery. For those who wish, live streaming will be available by visiting www.generationsfh.ca and scrolling to the bottom of Peter’s obituary.

In lieu of flowers, family kindly asks that you consider donation to a charity of your choosing.

 

 


Services

Memorial Service
Saturday
January 22, 2022

1:00 PM

Video is available for this event


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