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DEGENSTEIN, Peter Wendel

June 1, 1917 – Cactus Lake, SK
December 10, 2013 – High River, AB

Peter Degenstein of Calgary, passed away peacefully at High River Hospital on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the age of 96 years.

Born in Cactus Lake, SK, he had many fond memories of growing up in a large family on the prairies. Although he didn’t speak of it often, he served his country proudly in the Canadian Air Force during WWII. He spent most of his adult life as a very successful salesman, most notably with Inglis Appliances. This was a profession that afforded him the flexible schedule to pursue one of his real passions; golf. He truly believed that being fit and active cured all that ails and lived this belief his entire life. He kept his mind sharp with crosswords, cribbage and enjoying the daily paper. Throughout his life, he was active in many associations including the Calgary Stampede Queen Committee, the Race Committee, as well as a Parade Marshall. In his retirement, he took to selling sport pins, going to pin shows and making many friends in the process. Peter took great pleasure in betting on both horses and cards, and found some success in both areas over the years. We will miss hearing about the big wins on his $2 bets!

Peter is survived by his devoted wife Shirley of twenty-seven years. He will be fondly remembered by his children, Karen Ballantyne, Candace Degenstein, and Peter Degenstein (Lisa); daughter-in-law Debbie Degenstein; step-sons, Cameron and Rob McDonald; grandchildren, Robyn, Kimberley, Michael, Jessica, Nicole, Jansen and Levi; and his siblings Betty Sealey (Don) and Jackie (Betty) Degenstein. He was predeceased by his son Keith and siblings, Frank, Tony, Barbara, Joe, Kay, Gabe, Martz, Leo and Judy.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, January 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Peter Degenstein, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Glen Vouri Elks Lodge 4 :

    Sorry to hear Peter’s passing… Such a great guy…. fondly remembered by his friends at the Elks Lodge 4.

    Glen / et al….

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