DE VEER, Peter
May 27, 1912- November 16, 2011
Peter passed away November 16, 2011 at Casa Loma. He was born in Schumanovka, Russia and was the youngest of 14 children.
He came to Canada in 1930 with his parents and three sisters. They settled in Steinbach, Manitoba. His father died that following year.
In 1936, Peter, his mother and sister, Margaret moved to Black Creek. He soon found employment at St. Joseph’s Hospital where he worked for three years.
Following that he worked in logging camps for 25 years. In 1962, he bought a small farm and also worked for Dirk’s Brother Construction. Before his retirement, he worked for 7 years at Miracle Beach Provincial Park.
In 1973, he sold the farm and he and his sister, Margaret moved into the home he built on Lalum Road. Margaret passed away in 1992 at the age of 94.
Peter lead a peaceful life and he enjoyed the outdoors where he would garden and take long walks everyday. At the age of 80, Peter joined the bowling league and enjoyed it until well into his 90’s.
In 2005, he moved to Casa Loma. Many thanks to the staff at Casa Loma and to Dr. Reggler for all of their help and compassion. He will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, and friends.
If you wish to make a donation in Peter’s memory a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Peter on, Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 2:00pm at Piercy’s Funeral Home, 440 England Ave, Courtenay.