July 7, 1926 – November 5, 2017
at the age of 91 years
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Rieberger on Nov 5, 2017 at the age of 91. Peter was born to John and Hedwig Rieberger in Holdfast, Saskatchewan and was a dear brother to 12 siblings. He was predeceased by his parents, 5 sisters and 3 brothers. Pete is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 58 years, Shirley, sons Stephen (Erin) and Kevin (Becky), and daughters Cathy and Maureen, grandchildren Kiersten, Chloe, Jacob and Josh, brothers Mike, Sid and Joe, sister Hedy, sister-in-law Margaret and many nieces and nephews.
Pete’s early years were kept busy with farming and helping to support his family. Pete spent a few years in the army and then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1952 where he spent the next 20 years as an aircraft mechanic. During Pete’s time in the RCAF he became a marksman with the Winnipeg Rifle Team where he won numerous awards. After Pete retired from the RCAF, the family moved to the Creston Valley where he worked as a heavy duty mechanic until his retirement from Imasco in 1991. In 1996, Pete and Shirley moved to Blind Bay B.C. and built their dream home where they enjoyed many visits from friends and family.
Pete had many hobbies and particularly enjoyed fly tying, fishing, hunting, winemaking and watch repair. Pete was a kind, gentle and generous man who was always there to lend a hand. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. Pete will be dearly missed by all who knew him. His family will hold him close and cherish him always.
Heartfelt thanks go out to Dr. Breugem, all the staff at Harmony Haven, many friends, family and neighbors. Our gratitude for the care by Fischers Funeral Services. Special thanks to our dear friends Muriel and Dean Sloan. A private service will be held at a later date. Any donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 235 1 Ave, Kamloops, BC V2C 5K6.