After a lengthy illness, Pete passed away peacefully at his home in Ste. Agathe, with his wife Louise (nee Gratton) by his side.
Pete was predeceased by his parents Jake and Marie Derksen, his brothers Herman and Norman Derksen, his brother-in-laws Don Breyfogle, Bill Morrison and Paul Gratton; his nephews Charles Morrison and Paul Gratton.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 51 years, Louise (nee Gratton), his sisters Nettie Angood, Ann Morrison and Margaret Irvine; his brothers-in-law Maurice Gratton, Real Gratton (Wendy), his sisters-in-law Raymonde Saurette (Claude), Carole Breyfogle (Garcia). He also leaves to mourn numerous nieces and nephews.
Pete was born in Lowe Farm on January 22, 1939. For many years he owned and operated the Shell Service Station in Morris, Manitoba as a mechanic. He went into the trucking business, where he was fondly known as “Poor Boy”, many good friends and lasting memories were made!
Pete will be remembered for his love of Kenworths, cars, stories, jokes, barbequeing for family and friends, and his gardening.
The family would like to thank Dr. Minuk, Alexis, and the staff at CancerCare. Also a big thank you to Dr. David Breckman at the Assinboine Clinic.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.
As per Pete’s wishes, there will be no funeral service.
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