On November 23, 2016 – Peacefully in his home, Peter Goutbeck at age 94 was called home to his Lord and Saviour.
Peter is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rose, his children, Cecil (Shirley), John (Arlene), Bert (Christine), Helen (Ernie Van Boom), Tony (Serena) and all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survived also by his brother, Art Goutbeck, and sister-in-law, Gertrude (Otto) Friedmann. Peter is predeceased by his brother, Henry, sister-in-law, Jennie and sister-in-law, Ida Goutbeck and daughter-in-law Rhonda.
Born on July 28, 1922 at Edam, Saskatchewan, he grew up working with horses to learn farming from his dad. Moving to a farm near Edmonton in 1939, and later closer to Edmonton, where the Harry Ainlay High School Yard is now. He married his sweetheart Rose on July 26, 1956 and had 5 children. In 1962, he purchased a farm near Fort Saskatchewan where the farm is still being run by family. Farming potatoes and grain was the way of life. He was part of several Potato commissions and associations, helping to oversee the growth of the Alberta potato industry. He finally retired and spent several years on the farm, finally moving into Emmanuel Home in 2009.
A public visitation will be held on Monday, November 28, 2016 at Serenity Funeral Service, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton at 6-8 pm.
A celebration of Peter’s life will be held at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 13427 57 street on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Emmanuel Home would be greatly appreciated.