Peter John Sieben passed peacefully away on September 5, 2023 at the University of Alberta Hospital.
He was born on October 2, 1932, on the family farm near Denzil Saskatchewan. Peter was the 4th child and the eldest son of 17 children, and he leaves behind 10 siblings residing in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Peter moved to Ponoka where he met and married Mavis Stuart on December 26, 1956, and moved to Sherwood Park in 1963. He leaves behind his wife Mavis of almost 67 years, his 5 children (Debbie, Kathy, Randy, Kevin and Carleen), their respective spouses/partners, his 9 grandchildren, and 6 great grandkids.
While he was an autobody mechanic by trade, he was proud to be a member of the Strathcona County Emergency Services for over 30 years as a firefighter. He started as a volunteer in Ponoka and in Sherwood Park and eventually joined the department full time retiring in 1994.
Peter enjoyed travelling in his retirement as well as spending a few months in the winter in BC with the grandkids while they were younger. Peter was known amongst the grandkids for trips to Tim Horton’s, Grandpa jokes and of course his Sunday brunches! Peter was an avid golfer and passed his love for of the sport onto some of us kids and grandkids – we will always hear his voice ‘Keep your head down’. He loved to walk and one of his favourite spots was behind Station 5 on the trail around Broadmoor Lake Park – go find his bench on the trail – sit, relax and remember him fondly!
Peter lived a very full and long life. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He will be missed but we also know that he lived life well and is now at rest. We will meet up with him again one day!
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation.
A celebration of his life will take place at a later date in Ponoka, Alberta