September 13, 1931 – July 31, 2015
Born in Vancouver General Hospital – died in the Royal Jubilee, Victoria. Predeceased by his brother Paul, loved and missed by his wife of 60 years Pat, sons Stephen (Lindsay) and David (Cindy); grandchildren Sean, Jessica, Ashley and Breanna; nieces Trisha, Suzette and Cathy-Ann and his many friends.
Peter’s early years were spent on the beach and in boats in the Powell River area until the family moved to Vancouver when he was in his teens. His long career in Marine Insurance culminated with his retirement in 1996 as Marine Manager and Vice-President in the Vancouver office of Marsh and MacLennan Willis Faber. He was a long-time member of the West Vancouver Yacht Club and pistol shooter with the Coast Marksmen team. Peter and Pat retired to Comox in 1997 and he enjoyed meeting new friends at the Comox Valley Yacht Club, Comox Sailing Club, Fish and Game Club and the CV Amateur Radio Club.
The family would like to thank Dr. Potter Cogan and the VIHA doctors, nurses and social workers in the both the Comox Valley and Victoria for their support over the years. Thanks also to the R.C.M.P. and C.V. Ground Search and Rescue for their ability to locate Peter and return him safely home when he went walk-about.
If desired donations in Peter’s name can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada in the hope that someday a cure will be found for this dreadful debilitating disease.