It was with great sadness we received word from Peter's wife Joyce via a Facebook post on January 11th:
This is the most difficult post I have ever written so bare with me. Last night at 12:55 a.m. Peter lost his fight and is now in the arms of Jesus. He walked into the hospital on December 23rd with pneumonia; little did we know the most happiest time of the year and our lives as new parents would turn so tragic. I am at a loss. The Doctor's are baffled. And my heart is completely torn apart. Please continue to pray for strength as I single parent these amazing gifts God gave to us. That I would continue to honour Peter, tell stories and tell our kids how much they were loved and wanted by him. For those who prayed...thank you. I felt them, he felt them and we will continue to feel them. I will never know why God decided to take Peter so soon, but just hope it has brought glory and purpose to him alone. Peter Sertic I love you, I miss you already, and know you are safe, at peace and exactly where you are supposed to be.
Peter was a kind and gentle man; with a heart for others; I will always remember his smile, his laugh and the sparkle in his eyes. He loved his family and His Lord and while we are greatly encouraged knowing He is now with the Lord Jesus in heaven, this just feels sad -- Peter was 43.
Valley has kindly donated to help Joyce with funeral expenses and child care. Please remember her and the kids and Pete's mom Pat in prayer.
Because of Christ, one day we will see Peter again and as we say so often at Valley...what day that will be!
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.