In loving memory ~
Deloris Peterson was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who lived a long and fulfilling life surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was married to her soul mate, Richard Peterson, for 65 years, and together they raised five children: Derrick (Margaret), Debra (Tom), Kate (Doug), Kristine (Wally), and Holly (Chris). Her legacy lives on through her eleven grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. Deloris was also a cherished sister to Ruth Meyerink of Edmonton, Alberta and was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Mary Brandt, as well as her brother Rueben, sister Gloria, and grandson Jonathan. Her love and spirit will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but she will forever be remembered as a kind, compassionate, and loving person who touched the lives of everyone she met.
Deloris Peterson was born on September 3rd, 1939, on a family farm in Wynyard, Saskatchewan. In 1953, at the age of 14, she met the love of her life during a visit to McBride. For three years, Deloris and Richard communicated through letters filled with friendship and a budding romance. When Deloris’s family moved to McBride, she and Richard were finally able to marry and start their life together as husband and wife. Deloris and Richard soon started their family and settled in Louis Creek/Barriere, where they lived for the last fifty-six years. Her children have fond memories of Deloris’s love notes in their lunches, picnics in the car, waking up to Harry Belafonte and Dr. Hook, and being chased around the house with cod liver oil. They will miss her kisses the most, which she gave every night or every time she saw them and said goodbye.
Deloris was a quiet and demure woman with a gentle soul. Her passions in life included travelling, music, road trip picnics, thrift shopping, and spending time with her family. Over the years, she discovered many talents, including cooking and baking. Her children were sent to school with the latest fashions, which she made on her Singer sewing machine. In her later years, she enjoyed morning drives with Richard and stopping in to visit the coffee crowd.
A celebration of her life will be announced later, once the flowers are in bloom.
For those who miss Deloris, she will meet you “behind the moon.”
Please raise a cup in her honour.
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