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Peter Charland

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PETER CHARLAND

August 5, 1955 – May 24, 2024

Peter Charland, a beloved son, brother, stepfather, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend, graced this world on August 5, 1955, in Montreal. On Friday, May 24, 2024, Peter Charland's valiant battle with cancer came to an end, as he peacefully departed to be reunited with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, with his devoted wife, Dianne, by his side.


He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Rhea and Maurice; and his dear brother, Ben Charland. Peter leaves behind a legacy of love cherished by his wife of 40 years, Dianne, and his three stepchildren, Jason (&Tricia) Turcotte (Mark, Caitlyn & Mark, [Oliver]), Clint (&Angel) Turcotte, and Edmond (&Charlene) Turcotte (Nathan & Emily, Pandora, Ayden). His memory will forever be treasured by his brother Claude (&Gaille), and Richard, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and countless friends.


Peter's essence was that of a devoted husband, finding his greatest joy in the companionship of Dianne. Together, they cultivated a haven of warmth and laughter in their home in Charleswood, where they welcomed friends and family, sharing in life's joys until Peter's strength waned, necessitating his transition to St. Boniface palliative care. Despite his illness, Peter's love for Dianne remained unwavering until his final moments.


A man of many talents and passions, Peter found solace in leatherwork, culinary delights, and the artistry of golf, hosting an annual tournament with gusto. As the founder of Peter C. Construction, Peter's meticulous craftsmanship and unwavering dedication earned him the admiration of peers and competitors alike, known for his precision and attention to detail.


Peter's boundless enthusiasm and zest for life touched all who had the privilege of knowing him. The memories he leaves behind serve as enduring testaments to his kindness, generosity, and indomitable spirit.


Our heartfelt gratitude extends to the compassionate staff at St. Boniface Hospital and Cancer Care Manitoba for their unwavering care and support during Peter's journey.


A celebration of Peter's life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 15th, 2024, at Grant Memorial Church, 877 Wilkes Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Care Society are warmly appreciated, honouring Peter's legacy of hope and resilience.

ETHICAL DEATH CARE

Cremation & Life Celebrations

530 St. Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

204-421-5501 - www.ethicaldeathcare.com

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Larry&Loretta Becker

June 12, 2024 at 1:13 AM

Hello Dianne and Family we want to thank you both for sharing your lives with us Peter was an amazing human being we miss him but we know that we will see him again in Heaven God Bless Love Lar& Loretta

thomas hiebert

June 10, 2024 at 1:55 AM

hello dianne my condolences to you and family in your loss. enjoyed playing ball with him at maranatha also hockey. in our prayers.

M.J.Boux

June 7, 2024 at 12:27 PM

I enjoyed all of my time with Peter as well Dianne as they were great hosts and friends ,as I grew up knowing Diane's family and had got to know Peter through work and some play .Well I can latest to peters skills and zeal for work and his jets n bombers too ,but I think he absolutely loved bbqing with friends and family ,along with a few cool ones ...lolo,...I'm sure he'd agree ,I am grateful for our friendship and I am sure glad Peter trusted in our lord Jesus christ ...bigtime ...my sincere heartfelt ♥️ condolences Diane ,and Pete I hope you rest in the arms of Jesus ...brother, we all need his arms n love and I believe you are blessed!

Dave and Amy Hampton

June 2, 2024 at 6:40 PM

I , Amy, met Diane and Peter when they first started coming to church at Maranatha in Winnipeg in 1984.

not only did Diane and become close but Peter made me always also feel welcome in their home !

in 2011 Peter and Diane came to visit me and my second husband Dave , who they had not yet met, in Phoenix AZ.

you couldn't help but like Peter and Diane !!! Peter made my husband Dave feel like he had known him a longer my time !!! Dave said if we lived closer Peter and I could be best buds!

Peter Golfed everyday in phoenix while Dave was working and than Dave would come home and shower and they both go golfing !!!

I will forever be grateful the way Peter opened his heart to Dave !

In 2015 we came to Winnipeg to visit Peter and Diane and had the best time !!! I think Peter actually wore David out with all the golfing they did !!!

Peter had a way of making sure we would never forget him !!' He had such a wonderful spirit about him and always seemed to be smiling and you knew that smile really came from his soul!

Thanks Peter for all The smiles and friendship! The best thing about Peter is that he was genuine !! He really cared for people and yes he truly loved his wife Diane ! I never met anyone who loved and respected and honored and cared for his wife, the way Peter did for his wife!

Peter I know if there is a golf course in heaven you will find it or you will make one ❣️

we Love you Peter,

Dave and Amy Hampton

 

Cathy Hilton

June 1, 2024 at 4:19 PM

I've known Peter and Dianne for 40 years, and even though I have lived across the continent for 33 of those years, the two people (after my mother) I always made sure to see were Peter and Dianne. While Dianne is a BFF, Peter was like a brother. We met through church and hit it off immediately, and when I left for warmer climes in 1992, they threw the ultimate surprise party. Pete, being an artist, created a room sized banner for everyone to sign. I still have that banner somewhere .

Peter loved being active. He played hockey in winter, and baseball in summers, and as he got older, golf.

He was an entrepreneur, running his own businesses, be it contracting, home repair and construction, or sign painting. Sometimes he had more irons in the fire than others, and work he was doing on his own home would have to take a back seat.

He was a loving husband to Diane. There was seemingly nothing he wouldn't do for her (except cut off his grey ponytail LOL). As Diane's rheumatoid arthritis became more and more disabling and she had multiple surgeries, Peter was there to do what she couldn't, always with a smile and without complaint, from buttoning her coat to carrying her down the stairs. He became stepfather to 3 very active boys on either side off adolescence, and has maintained a strong relationship with them and their families over the past 40 years.

Most of all, Peter loved his Lord. He modeled the Lord, with his actions speaking as loud as, if not louder than his words. I was fortunate to make it up to Winnipeg from St Louis last fall, knowing it might be the last time I see him. He was more tired that I remembered him, but he was still the same old Peter.

Diane, my prayers are with you as you navigate your new normal without that big man at your side, but I'm sure he'll be looking down at you and whispering in your ear (y'all don't be checking my theology on that). I'll be moving north to Grand Forks the weekend of his memorial, so I won't see you then, but anytime you can get away, you're welcome to come down.

Cathy Hilton

June 1, 2024 at 4:19 PM

I've known Peter and Dianne for 40 years, and even though I have lived across the continent for 33 of those years, the two people (after my mother) I always made sure to see were Peter and Dianne. While Dianne is a BFF, Peter was like a brother. We met through church and hit it off immediately, and when I left for warmer climes in 1992, they threw the ultimate surprise party. Pete, being an artist, created a room sized banner for everyone to sign. I still have that banner somewhere .

Peter loved being active. He played hockey in winter, and baseball in summers, and as he got older, golf.

He was an entrepreneur, running his own businesses, be it contracting, home repair and construction, or sign painting. Sometimes he had more irons in the fire than others, and work he was doing on his own home would have to take a back seat.

He was a loving husband to Diane. There was seemingly nothing he wouldn't do for her (except cut off his grey ponytail LOL). As Diane's rheumatoid arthritis became more and more disabling and she had multiple surgeries, Peter was there to do what she couldn't, always with a smile and without complaint, from buttoning her coat to carrying her down the stairs. He became stepfather to 3 very active boys on either side off adolescence, and has maintained a strong relationship with them and their families over the past 40 years.

Most of all, Peter loved his Lord. He modeled the Lord, with his actions speaking as loud as, if not louder than his words. I was fortunate to make it up to Winnipeg from St Louis last fall, knowing it might be the last time I see him. He was more tired that I remembered him, but he was still the same old Peter.

Diane, my prayers are with you as you navigate your new normal without that big man at your side, but I'm sure he'll be looking down at you and whispering in your ear (y'all don't be checking my theology on that). I'll be moving north to Grand Forks the weekend of his memorial, so I won't see you then, but anytime you can get away, you're welcome to come down.

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