It is with great sadness the family announces the loss of a wonderful, kind and gentle man they called Dad, Brother, Uncle, Grandpa Pete, Gido, and Great Grandpa.
Peter was born the fifth child of Agnes and Lukian Brataschuk. He attended school at Sigstad, Lake Edward and Kingscourt schools. He started farming in 1949. On November 24, 1951, he married Marie Helen Yaworski. In April 1952 they began to build the legacy that is known to many as Little Hope Farm. The land he broke and the buildings he built are testaments to the hard work, tenacity and commitment he demonstrated on the farm.
Peter was predeceased by his wife, Marie Helen (Yaworski) in 2004; parents, Agnes and Lukian Brataschuk; siblings, Harry (Anne), Mary (Frank Krawchuk, Howard Goetz) Tatiana, Vasil, Hannah, Anne (Eric Weigel, Allan DuHaine) and Bill; father- and mother-in-law, Karl and Patricia Yaworski; brothers-in-law, Albert (Ann, Margaret) Joe, Peter (Helen), George, Mike, John (Clara) Yaworski; sisters-in-law, Helen Zeleschuk and Francis Murphy; daughter-in-law Connie; and granddaughter Corrie Lynn.
He is survived by six children: Gwenn (Roger) Kaye, Greg (Bonnie Erickson), Brad (Pat), Brent (Tresa), Cindy (Robert) Stapley, Gerri (Cley) Sametts; 33 grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Tanya (Andrew) Atton, Morgan and Kayel; Tara (Cory) Schweigert, Piper and Emmerson; Rona (Lyle) Painter, Jaylyn and Jacob; Riley (Marla), Waylon and Marina; Reba (Nick) Erhardt; Kristin (Greg) Rogers, Eden and Mannix; B.J. (Lindsay), Brianna, Reese and Brayden; Kyle (Chelsea Lande); Shawna (Jason) Wasylyshyn, Noah, Helena, Joshua, and Anna; Raelene (Mike Gusella); Deanne; Colton (Christine) Stapley; Teagan (Colby Klein) Stapley; Shelby (Jordan Lavallee) Stapley; Hayden Sametts; and Emery Sametts. He also leaves to mourn his brothers, Mike (Marilyn) and John; brother- and sisters-in-law, Rose Yaworski, Kathy Yaworski, Helen Yaworski, George Murphy, and Alvina (Steve) Zwarych; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, neighbours and friends.
Peter was fiercely loyal to those he loved and demonstrated tremendous strength and integrity throughout his life. He opened his home and his heart with sincerity and generosity. Peter enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and golfing. You could find him on the curling ice as well! Spending time with his family was very important to him and he would happily engage in cards, board games, and, of course, marbles! Peter enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He looked forward to all special family gatherings. His quick wit was sure to put a smile on your face. He will be forever loved and missed by everyone who knew him.