Four Generations of Devoted Service
In the Selkirk area and Interlake Since 1935
Sept 5, 1940-Oct 31, 2018
After a hard fought battle, surrounded by his family and bathed in the love sent to him from every corner of the globe, Peter reached out for the hand of his beloved granddaughter Thora, and she walked him home.
One cannot put into a short obituary the many adventures of Peter. He endured many hardships - from spending 3 1/2 years of his childhood in various Indonesian concentration camps, to moving to a new country as a refugee without knowing the language, to losing a grandchild, to living 23 years with Parkinson’s disease. Through it all he kept a positive attitude, worked hard, and maintained an adventurous spirit and a mischievous twinkle in his eyes. He tried to live by the Golden Rule, gave tirelessly of his time, stood up for those who couldn’t stand up for themselves, treated people with respect, and knew the importance of humour.
He was a wonderful husband to Hildur for 55 years, a dedicated father, a proud and often bragging Afi, and he was a loyal friend to many.
His memory will live on through those his life has touched. His gifts have been passed on to his children and grandchildren. They will honour his memory by nurturing these gifts and sharing them.
Peter was predeceased by his granddaughter Thora Einarson, his parents Joseph & Alida Winnemuller, and Wilfred & Gerda Finnson, as well as many friends and family members with whom he now will join.
He will be missed terribly by the love of his life Hildur; children Kim & Jeff Einarson, Duane & Diane Winnemuller, and Michelle and Paul Eramchuk; grandchildren Avery & Kevin, Alida, Aidan and Soren; special family Richard, Aaron and Mina; siblings Herman & Roberta, Corrie, Harry & Karen, Elly & Bob, Joyce & Stan, Rick & Sally; many inlaws, nieces and nephews and lifelong friends.
Sincere gratitude to the staff at Tudor for the love and respect shown to Peter in his final months. Special thanks to Dr. Demsas for care and friendship.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of his life will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel in Selkirk, Manitoba.
In lieu of flowers, Peter requested donations be made to the Khartum Shrine patient transportation fund (1155 Wilkes Ave Winnipeg R3P 1B9) or Riverdale Place Workshop (Box 609 Arborg, MB R0C 0AO), or to a charity of one’s choice.