May 15, 2010
Frans L.J.M. Peters, founder of Humber Nurseries Limited, Brampton, Ont., passed away on Sat., Apr. 10, 2010 at the Brampton Civic Hospital at the age of 89.

He was the loving husband of Sibylla Dorothea Peters (nee Janssen) and beloved father of Sibyl Sikking (deceased) (Henk), Frans G. (Vita), Astrid (Harry) and Guy (Elaine). Much loved “Opa” of Wesley (Kelly), Henk Jr., Monica (Ron), Anita (Richard), Peter, Frans Jr., and Travis (Anna). “Great Opa” of Katelyn, Declan and Carter. Will also be greatly missed by his extended family members and many friends.

Services took place at Ward Funeral Home, Woodbridge, on Tues., Apr. 13.

Humber Nurseries Limited was established in 1948 by Frans and Sibylla Peters after they emigrated from Holland. As a graduate of the Dutch Agricultural College, Frans Peters’ talents were used in the development of a nursery. A site was selected in the Mount Dennis-Weston area of Toronto. With the business so close to the Humber Flats and the banks of the Humber River, the name Humber Nurseries was born.