It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Peter Toews, beloved husband of Kathy, on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at the age of 62 years. In typical Peter fashion, he faced the cancer with a fierce determination that was characteristic of his personality. Sadly, the battle was lost but ultimately he slipped away on his own terms. He found the strength and courage to hold on long enough to say goodbye to his loving family.
Peter was born on September 23, 1943 in New Bothwell, MB. Although he spent thirty years in Calgary some of his most cherished memories were that of his childhood spent on the family farm, he often spoke of his time there as a boy with fond recollection. Peter radiated a warmth and charm that was matched only by his infectious smile and delightful sense of humour. Always the consummate host, Peter’s generous spirit and love of life will be greatly missed, but fondly remembered.
A dedicated family man, Peter leaves behind his loving wife Kathy; his children, Jeff (Dana), Chris (Christy), Jennifer (Ryan), Ken (Michelle); and two beautiful granddaughters Olivia and Sydney. As well Peter is survived by his mother Helen; his sisters Mariann (Brian), and Helen (Henry); and his brother Jack (Mary); and numerous nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by his father George and his sister Mary.
Funeral Services will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel (Steinbach, MB) on Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433.
In living memory of Peter Toews, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park Memorial Forest by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences