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Margaret Rose Peters

January 16, 1943-February 7, 2009

It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret Rose Peters of Morden, MB announces her passing on Saturday February 7, 2009 at Boundary Trails Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer.

Rose lived life to the fullest and leaves a legacy of love, laughter and wonderful memories that her family and friends will cherish in their hearts forever. We will miss her enthusiastic outlook on life, her warm smile and her generous and compassionate spirit.

Rose grew up in the Valleyfield School District south of Morden and treasured her childhood memories of living on a farm and developing close friendships in a one-room country school. As the eldest child in a family of eight children she accepted the challenges and responsibilities that came with the addition of each child.

When Rose was 11 years old she memorized 200 Bible verses so that she could go to the Canadian Sunday School Mission Bible Camp at Gimli. That summer at camp she learned that the meaning of life is found in John 3:16 and made a decision to develop a personal relationship with Jesus—a relationship that brought joy and purpose to her life; a relationship that will last forever.

Henry came into her life while she was a teenager and they married August 26, 1962. They had three children and Rose loved nothing more than to spend time with her family. She showered us with her love and attention. When our spouses and grandchildren became part of our family she poured out her love into their lives. She deeply believed that children could not experience too much love.

Rose and Henry loved camping, fishing and nature walks. Being close to nature helped Rose feel close to God and deal with difficult situations in her life. One of the hardest things she had to face was the death of her son Darryl in 1996. Bible verses that she had memorized as a child gave her the strength that she needed to endure this pain. She clung to the promises of two of her favourite Bible verses, Proverbs 3:5 and 6—“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” and Hebrews 13:5—“The Lord will never forsake me or leave me.”

These Bible verses were also the pillar of her strength when she learned that Henry had vascular dementia and when she learned that she had lung cancer. Rose faced Henry’s illness and the final part of her journey with hope and courage.

We are grateful for the health that God granted Rose during the Christmas season. The warmth of her touch, her cheerful smile and the comfort and peacefulness of her presence is a memory we cherish. Even in the midst of her own battle with cancer Rose continued to keep her focus on helping and serving others.

In addition to loving and appreciating her immediate family Rose took great delight in spending time with her mother, staying in touch with family and friends through email and Facebook, going out for coffee and helping her clients complete income tax returns.

Rose is deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Henry of 46 years, her children, Randy and Carol (Nathanael and Nevaeh Peters); Sheri and Chris (Jarod and Brandon Fehr); daughter-in-law Karen (Allison, Michelle and Joel Peters), mother Margaret Hildebrand; siblings Norman (Lydia); Walter (Martha); Gladys (Terry); Jim (Diane); Charles (Lillian); Eleanor; sister-in-law Elvira and their families; the Peters family and many friends.

She was predeceased by her son Darryl Quinn, father Isaac Hildebrand and two brothers, John Albert in infancy and Edwin Abe.

We thank family and friends for their love, kindness, prayers and support during Rose’s illness. Many thanks to everyone in the Cancer Care Team and the Palliative Care Unit for their extraordinary efforts and encouragement as they cared for Rose and our family members during the last three weeks of her life.

A celebration of Rose’s life will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Morden EMMC with burial at the Waldheim Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help cover funeral costs, or to the Tabor Home, Morden.

Doyles Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.

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