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Veenland, Peter

peter veenland

Peter Veenland of Granum passed away peacefully at the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at age 90.
Peter was born in Granum on Sept. 16, 1925. He and his brother rode horses to country schools Balquhidder and Hollandale and finished in Granum. Later, he attended SAIT.
Peter married Minnie Lantinga on July 3, 1947.
Peter farmed and ranched all of his life and was one of the original members of the Waldron Grazing Co-operative. He also grew commercial and registered seed oats and flax, which he sold at the Granum Seed Cleaning Plant.
Peter also enjoyed curling and in the early 1960s competed in the Brier curling playdowns. Sadly, he was the last survivor of that competing curling team.
Peter was also a whiz at word search puzzles. Together with his wife Minnie, they organized many bus trips in Canada and the U.S.
Dad will be missed by his son Bryce; daughters Brenda (Menzo) and Cathy (Rod); as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Peter was predeceased by his wife Minnie; son Lorne; parents Joe and Tjitske Veenland; in-laws George and Alice Lantinga; nephews Douglas Mackintosh and Art Plewes; brother-in-law Lew Postman; as well as Minnie’s siblings Emmeline Mackintosh, Rita Plewes, Sebo Lantinga, George Lantinga and Margaret Lantinga.
Visitation will be held on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, from 7-8 p.m. at Willow Creek Funeral Home, 4079 First St. W., Claresholm.
On Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, interment will take place at the Granum Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Service at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1818 Fifth Ave. S., Lethbridge, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Hugh Jack officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to Willow Creek Funeral Home, Claresholm. Phone 403-625-3212.
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