PEACHEY JessePosted: April 1st, 2016
Jesse Kore Peachey
1936 – 2016
Jesse Kore Peachey, of Raymond, Alberta, passed away on March 29, 2016, at the hospital in Raymond at the age of 79, four weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was the beloved husband of Faye Elizabeth Peachey.
Jesse was born to Rufus and Annie (Zook) Peachey on November 28, 1936, in Belleville, Pennsylvania. He grew up there as an Amish boy in the Kishacoquillas Valley. As a young man he decided to devote his life to following Jesus. In December of 1957, he married Faye, and soon after their marriage they moved to a pioneer community in the mountains of British Columbia. He was ordained as a minister in McBride, BC, in 1967. In 1972, Jesse and Faye and their family moved to Bay Tree, AB, a farming community in the Peace River country. After his retirement in 2008, Jesse and Faye moved to Raymond, AB.
Jesse loved the northern bush and worked for many years as a logger and sawyer. He also loved the land and enjoyed farming in the Peace River country. He and Faye dedicated four years of their lives as well to caring for Faye’s parents in their old age.
Jesse’s life was characterized by generosity, humility, and gratefulness. He loved God and people and took joy in the small things of life. His kindness and acceptance of people will be remembered by all those who came into contact with him.
Jesse is survived by his wife Faye (Baer) Peachey and nine children: Carol Peachey of Harrisonburg, VA; David (and Barbara) Peachey of Bay Tree, AB; Jonathan (and Donna) Peachey of Kamloops, BC; Julia (and Daniel) Brubaker of Raymond and Bay Tree, AB; Alta (and Dennis) Breen of Saskatoon, SK; Twila (and Brian) Smucker of Bonners Ferry, ID; Glen Peachey of Fort St. John, BC; Lucinda (and Daniel) Martin of Bay Tree, AB; Linda (and Steven) Overholt of Bay Tree, AB; 42 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings: Elizabeth (and David) Peachey of Oakland, MD; Barbara (and Henry) Byler of Belleville, PA; Jacob (and Juanita) Peachey of Belleville, PA; David (and Linda) Peachey of Belleville, PA, and one sister-in-law, Fannie Peachey of Belleville, PA. Preceding him in death are one son, Kevin Peachey, his parents and six siblings.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 St. S, Lethbridge, AB.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016, at the EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH, 4717 24 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. A private family Graveside Service will be held at Briar Ridge Cemetery, British Columbia.
Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.