July 29, 1920 to Sept.12, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather and brother at the Peace Arch Hospital. Peter was pre- deceased by Lena his wife of 58 years, two sisters, Jennie and Mary, and his daughter in law Jennifer. He is survived by his son Donald and daughter Arlene (Rick), 4 grandchildren; Devlin (Alisha), Warren (Robyn), Clark (Lisa) and David, 6 great grandchildren; Una, Fanon, Harrison, Brooke, Trevor and Sierra. He also leaves behind his brothers John (Doreen), Joe (Esther), Alvin (Lily) and sisters Anne and Natalie. Peter was born in Bankend, Saskatchewan where he farmed for many years and pioneered the construction and operation of a hotel. He was a successful farmer and an outstanding member of the community. In 1979 Peter and Lena decided to move west and retire in White Rock, where they enjoyed golfing, traveling and worked tirelessly for their church. Peter will always be remembered for his kindness and generosity and will be missed by his family and friends. His 90th birthday was celebrated on July 29 of this year in Sicamous BC, with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who joined him from Sudbury, Montreal, Fort McMurray, Calgary and San Francisco. A celebration of Peter’s life will be held on Saturday, September 18th, at 2.00 pm. at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660-72 Avenue, Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to the Peace Arch Hospital.