PEAT, Major Archie Mackellar
January 28, 1925- October 15, 2009
Archie passed peacefully into his eternal reward on Thursday evening, surrounded by his loving family.
Archie was born in Winnipeg, one of three children of Scottish immigrants, the late William and Mary Peat. Archie was the beloved husband of Eileen (Pitcher) for over 59 years, and will be lovingly remembered by Eileen and their children Sharon (Haydn), David (Robyn), Bob, Brenda (Alfred) and Doug (Karen), treasured grandchildren Rebecca, Jacob, Jonathan, Daniel, Bethany, Stephen, Karen, Andrew, Dara, Brenda, and Aaron, great granddaughters Sarah and Emily as well as many close friends and extended family.
Archie and Eileen served for 48 years as officers (pastors) with the Salvation Army throughout Canada and Bermuda. Archie’s ministry touched the lives of many people with his spirit of gentleness and generosity. As a Rotarian, Archie was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for his community service. He loved music, and played his concertina and various brass instruments for the enjoyment of many and for the glory of God. He especially delighted in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren.
Archie’s family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Evergreen Baptist Care Home for their loving and dignified care in the latter stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 21 at 2:30 pm at the Salvation Army Cariboo Hill Temple, 7195 Cariboo Road, Burnaby.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to The Salvation Army World Missions c/o Cariboo Hill Temple.