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Peter Zipchen

March 6, 1929 - January 9, 2024

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Peter Zipchen
March 6, 1929 – January 9, 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Dad, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa, Peter Zipchen, on January 9, 2024 at Biggar & District Long Term Care at the age of 94. Peter “Pat” was born in Hafford, SK on March 6, 1929 and grew up on the family farm. He attended farm school, then completed his high school education in Hafford. In 1955 Pat began his 36-year career with Sask Power which took him to Kindersley, Melfort, Davidson and lastly Landis where he became district operator until his retirement in 1991. Pat married the love of his life, Irene in 1958 and together raised their two children, Murray and Cheryl. Peter was actively involved in his community as he served one term on the village council and was a member of the Landis Lions Club. In 1975 Pat and Irene bought a mobile home at Aquado Resort where they spent many summers with family and created ever-lasting memories with their two grandchildren, Tanner and Tegan. Pat lived life to the fullest and his days were spent golfing, fishing, gardening and playing cards with his friends and family. He became a really good cook and it was a treat to be sent home with some of his homemade soup. Pat was always willing to help his family and drove truck on Cheryl and Neal’s farm during harvest. On November 21, 2013, he lost his wife Irene after 55 years of marriage. In 2019, Pat moved to Biggar where he could receive more care. 2022 was a very special year as Pat became a great-grandpa to Ollie and Harper. We would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Biggar Care Home for their excellent care over the past couple of years.
Peter is survived by his son, Murray (Charlene) Zipchen; daughter Cheryl (Neal) Houdek; grandchildren, Tanner (Kelsey) Zipchen and Tegan (Samir) Miljkovic; great-grandchildren, Ollie Zipchen and Harper Miljkovic; brothers George and Nick Zipchen; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Mary and William Zipchen; wife, Irene Zipchen; sisters, Olga (John) Chodzicki; Anna (John) Kelly; and sister-in-law, Helen Zipchen.
At Peter’s request, a private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Biggar Long Term Care Activities Fund: Box 130, Biggar, SK, S0K 0M0. Arrangements entrusted to Gerein Funeral Service.

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