June 2, 1947 – October 11, 2021
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Peters, our dear husband, dad, grandpa, uncle, brother, brother-in-law and friend.
He leaves to mourn his wife, Bev; daughter Mandy (André); grandchildren, Maya, Samuel and Luc; daughter-in-law Catherine; sister Deb (Johnny); brothers Gary and Richard (Sandy); brother-in-law Grant, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He is pre-deceased by his parents, Ken and Betty Peters; in-laws, Harold and Ethel Brewster; sister Susan; nephews Brett and Kevin; brother-in-law Dave and beloved son Michael.
Bob was born in Winnipeg on June 2nd, 1947, spending his early years on Talbot Ave in Elmwood and then moving to McMeans Ave in Transcona, where he spent most of his life, as it later became the home where he and wife Bev raised their family. He worked for Canada Post for 30 years and during his working years, he enjoyed weekends, time with neighbours, block parties, coaching softball, taking trips to the farm in Arnes, camping, and snowmobiling. Bob loved spending summers at the trailer and the farm with the family, listening to Maya play guitar around the fire, talking ATVs and fishing with Sam, and doing many projects with Luc.
A jack-of-all trades and handyman over the years, Bob spent time building fences, decks, puttering, tinkering, mowing the lawn, fixing yard machines and old vehicles. He loved travel, having visited Canada coast to coast, as well as England several times. In retirement, he always looked forward to trips down south with his friends to Texas and Arizona, played slo-pitch and spent winters wood working.
Embracing the simple life, Bob loved having a beer, being outdoors, listening to music, watching baseball and hockey (including Maya and Sam’s games). He was always good-natured, very patient and easy-going. Bob never liked the idea of aging, had a sarcastic, quirky sense of humour, and liked to live life by his own rules. A sentimental and nostalgic man, Bob often reminisced about years gone by, keeping his audience captivated with entertaining anecdotes and jokes thrown in here and there.
Bob’s family kindly requests that his friends and family take a few moments to honour his memory by sharing stories, memories, photos and condolences in the comment section of his tribute page.
There will be no service at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Mood Disorders Association of MB, or a charity of your choice.
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
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