By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on December 12, 2016.
1926 – 2016
Peter Macht of Coaldale, beloved husband of Johanna, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the age of 90 years. Besides his loving wife, Peter is survived by his son Hans Guenther (Ursula) and his daughter Lorraine (Darryl) Kastner; grandsons Jeremy (Elaine), Jonathan (Amy), Braeden (Jessica) and Matthew; great-grandchildren Rowan and Cooper; sisters Rose Rickert and Lydia (Norbert) Franke; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Peter was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Magdalena Macht; brothers Emmanuel, Leo and Josef; and his dear daughter Marilyn.
Peter was born Nov.9, 1926 in Koehler, Russia along the Volga River. At a young age his family relocated to Germany and together they emigrated to Canada in 1953. He met and married the love of his life Johanna in 1954. They welcomed children in 1955, 1959 and 1966. Building was his passion. Trained in carpentry he worked for Pahulje Construction and later Kenwood Engineering and Construction of Lethbridge, supervising and contributing to many landmarks in and around the City of Lethbridge. Peter was committed to helping others and being involved, he was a member of the Catholic School Board for 12 years. Blessed with grandchildren he became a fixture at the ball diamonds, hockey rinks, soccer and football fields around southern Alberta to spend as much quality time with them as possible. Once retired, Peter continued with his passion: building, renovating and fixing things. He was a hard-working and loving man, consistently displaying patience, kindness and honesty. The loss of his oldest daughter in 2012 was heart-breaking, but God saw it to lessen his pain with the addition of great-grandchildren. His leisure time with Hanna was again joyful as he doted on the â€˜nextâ€™ generation. Peterâ€™s faith and strength would yet again be tested with the sudden onset of his recent illness. He persevered through many physiotherapy sessions, striving to regain his physical strength. We will carry his love and memory forever in our hearts and will miss him dearly.
Prayers will be held at 7:00pm on Thursday December 15, 2016 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 St. S., Lethbridge, AB.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Friday December 16, 2016 at ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1513 23rd Ave, Coaldale, AB, with Father Ian Gagne, celebrant. Interment to follow in the Coaldale Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960-19 St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5.
Visit http://www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.