February 23, 1931 – June 17, 2019

After a lengthy illness, Dad passed away in his sleep on Monday June 17th, 2019.

Dad was born on a farm in Clearwater Manitoba on February 23, 1931.  His parents were Paul and Maria Neustaedter.  He was the youngest in his family and was predeceased by his seven brothers and one sister.  Left to mourn his passing are his wife Helen Neustaedter and his children, Deborah Penner (Ken), Gerry Neustaedter (Grace), Rose Neufeld (Gerald), Ted Neustaedter (Mary Ann), Loretta Neustaedter, Ray Neustaedter (Rosie), and Jeff Neustaedter (Kendra), as well as his grandchildren, Joel Penner, Ryan Penner, Summer Brandt (Oliver), Vayla Olson (Daryl), Willa Milne (Peter), Marya Cordell (Darcy), Derek Neufeld, Brett Neufeld, Jason Neufeld, Cara Neufeld, Neil Neustaedter (Courtney Dupont), James Neustaedter, Blake Neustaedter, Jackson Neustaedter, Peyton Neustaedter, Cole Neustaedter, Emma Neustaedter, Thomas Neustaedter, Chloe Neustaedter, and great grandchildren Paige Neustaedter, Fisher Brandt, Annika Brandt, Micah Brandt, Marlee Olson, and Jayda Cordell. 

Dad attended Sinkerville School near Clearwater Manitoba until his parents moved to a farm near Purves. He went on to purchase the farm when his parents moved to Crystal City, Manitoba.  He married Helen Giesbrecht on September 13, 1953.  Together they farmed the land until 1989 and continued living on the farm until they moved to Cochrane in 1995. 

Mom and Dad celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in September.  Dad has made many friends through church and his faith in God has been the mainstay of his life. Through the church he learned to love music and has appreciated the beautiful hymns that express his faith for his entire life.

Dad’s personal mission was to share his faith with others at every opportunity.  One of the way he enjoyed doing this was to offer a Bible to anyone he met. One of the ways he enjoyed doing this most was to offer a Bible to anyone he met.  His favourite verse, which he shared at every opportunity is Proverbs 3: 5 – 6. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths”.

A Funeral Fervice will be held at the Bow Valley Baptist Church (54 West Aarsby Rd. Cochrane, AB) on Friday, June 21st at 1:00, with interment to follow at the Cochrane cemetery.

View here the photo tribute played at Peter’s Funeral Service

Arrangements entrusted to Cochrane Country Funeral Home, Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director. Ph: 403-932-1039.

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  1. On June 18, 2019 at 4:55 pm Dave and Patricia Buckler Said:

    Dear Helen and family our thoughts are with you at this time.We really enjoyed meeting you and having many laughs and sure appreciate all his help at Cowboy Trail church he sure helped working in the kitchen easier and time sure flew by.May you find comfort in knowing he lived a very kind and fulfilling life. God Speed my friend

  2. On June 19, 2019 at 12:09 pm Nicqueline Shakotko Said:

    Helen, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Paul. He was a great man. Loved how every time I ran into him that he was always cheery and had time to talk. He will be missed. Please know you are in our prayers.

  3. On June 20, 2019 at 4:50 pm Geoff Heth Said:

    Hello Helen, I am praying for you at this time. 65 years of marriage – that is amazing! I am thankful for your hospitality and thankful for the couple you guys were. Thank you for being faithful to each other and faithful to Jesus. Janel and I will be there to support you tomorrow. We love you both.

  4. On June 20, 2019 at 10:22 pm Eleanor Gleeson Said:

    The Neustaedters have been long time family friends since I can remember. Jeff was in my Grade and we would have get togethers with our families from time to time. No matter how long or full a life, it can seem impossible to say goodbye to someone as important as a parent or a spouse. Please lean on each other at this difficult time, and cherish your photos and all the memories they hold. Lots of love, Eleanor Gleeson (McArthur).

  5. On June 21, 2019 at 9:51 am Cliff & Peggy Anderst Said:

    Dear Jeff, Ray & family, It is never easy to say good-by to a loved one. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you; may you feel God’s comforting arms embracing you today.

  6. On June 21, 2019 at 12:29 pm Dave Mahon Said:

    Loretta- Teresa and I were saddened to hear about your Dad. We’re so glad that you were able to make it home to spend some time with him. I hope that God wraps his loving arms around you and your family today, and in the coming days as well. Peace to you my friend.

  7. On June 21, 2019 at 3:52 pm Heather Neustaedter Konrad Said:

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Peter’s passing. He and Aunt Helen have such a special place in my heart, I remember spending many happy hours in their home. Playing in the Rec room in the basement, listening to records or laughing at Uncle Peter’s jokes, I was always made to feel welcomed. Their example taught me what living a life of faith can look like. I’m so glad to have been a part of their lives, I treasure my memories of them. He was a special person and will be missed.

  8. On June 21, 2019 at 11:52 pm Akkie and Rene Blei Said:

    Peter must have left a large void in all of your hearts, a void that can only be filled with the love of Him he choose to be Lord of his life. Your loss is Heavens gain and with the large family he left behind, sharing that loss between you all and with all your friends and loved ones, will make it that much easier. Afterall Peter made it Home to prepare a place for you.

  9. On August 8, 2019 at 4:35 pm Candace Said:

    To the family of Peter I hope that lovely memories will help you as time goes by.

    Peter, have you caught up with Taffy yet? I’m sure he’s made his presence felt even in Heaven! Rest in joy.

  10. On September 6, 2019 at 10:28 am Andrew MCDONALD Said:

    Loretta.I am sorry to of heard of you’re loss. God bless you always,and may God watch over you.and you’re family.May your memories give you the strength that and love to follow you’re dreams.