1932 - 2019
Our family sadly announces the passing of our beloved dad, Peter Huvenaars, who passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, in his sleep at his home in Taber on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the age of 86 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to Prayers at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 5009 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 5009 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. Burial followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Peter is survived by his children, daughter Marian (Rick) Stamp of Enchant and their family Greg (Sarah) Stamp (their children Hannah, Abigail, Julia, Paul and Clara), Aimee (Blake) Klatt (their children Blake, Rylie and Chloie), Matthew (Dynae) Stamp (their children Lucy and Nora), Nathan (Christine) Stamp (their children, Bennett, William and Baylee); son John (Lisa) Huvenaars of Coaldale and their children Mark Huvenaars (Fiona), Carly (Cam) Hazell (their children Walker and Archer); son Richard (Linda) Huvenaars of Hays their children Carl Huvenaars (Rachael) and Christina (Chris) deWinter; daughter Pat (Ray) Friesen of Taber and their children Erin (Jaden) Bettcher (their son Jace), and Ryan Friesen (Hailly). He is also survived by five brothers and by Netta's brothers, sisters and their families. Peter will also be remembered by Olive, his wife of four years, along with her five children and their spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by Netta Huvenaars, his wife of fifty six years, his great granddaughter Mary Josephine Stamp, his parents, two sisters and two brothers.
Peter was born on August 7, 1932 in Uden, Holland. He immigrated to Canada in 1956 to complete the pursuit of the love of his life, Netta, who moved to Canada with her family the year before. Peter and Netta married in Lethbridge on June 22, 1957. They moved several times within Southern Alberta before settling on the farm at Hays in 1962. Together, they raised their family there with Peter taking pride in his family and working hard to build their farm. Peter and Netta retired to Taber in 2006. After Netta's passing on February 18, 2014, Peter met Olive Pitts and they were married on April 11, 2015 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Peter enjoyed carpentry, gifting many projects to his family, travelling, curling and card playing with the seniors group, gardening and keeping his yards always so beautiful. Mostly he enjoyed spending his time with family and friends sharing his many stories. Peter continued to have great respect for farmers and was always interested in what was happening in the farming industry. He lived life to the fullest until his final day, and he will be greatly missed.