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Peter Abrams, beloved husband of Lynn Abrams, died on Monday, May 12 in Calgary after a brief stay in hospital. Peter will be greatly missed by his wife Lynn, and her children, Tanys Hielkema (Ian Hakes), Kristin (Dean) Boechler, and Aaron (Cathy) Hielkema.
Dad will be sadly missed by his children Murray (Kelly) Abrams of Regina, SK, and Merrill (Terry) Kluke of Wabigoon, ON, and his sister Tina Poulin of Dryden ON. Grandpa Pete will be affectionately remembered by his grandchildren Maddison and Sawyer Kluke, Liam and Ailesh Abrams, Koshen and Declan Boechler, and Jaidyn Hielkema.
Peter lived in the Dryden area for more than twenty years while employed in the personnel department of the Dryden Paper Mill, Great Lakes and Reed Paper. During his years in the Dryden area Peter contributed his time and energy to numerous community organizations including the Dryden School Board, and the Wabigoon Volunteer Fire Department. He later moved to Winnipeg where he joined Midwest Drilling as their human resources manager until his retirement. During his retirement Peter lived for several years in BC before moving to Airdrie, AB.
Peter was always optimistic and sociable. He loved the outdoors, enjoying canoeing, camping, and fishing with his family and friends. He was an avid golfer during his retirement – even taking up golf club building and repair for several years. Peter enjoyed a daily crossword, a glass of fine wine, and following the fortunes of his favourite football and hockey teams. He loved spending time with his family, taking special delight in his grandchildren.
Every summer Peter travelled to the Wabigoon and Dryden area to visit with family and old friends.
Regretfully, this year he will be otherwise engaged – he will be missed.
Dad will always be in our hearts as we go forward in life.
Peter will be warmly remembered by his extended family and many friends.
Should friends so desire, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
“All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,
And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.”
(from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”)