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With great sadness, we announce that Peter passed away on July 2, 2020 at the age of 58 years.
Peter is predeceased by his grandparents Gustav & Elfriede Pfeiffer and Walter & Helene Koch; as well as uncles and aunts Helmut & Irma Pfeiffer and Wolfgang and Renate Koch. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his mother Ingrid Helene Pfeiffer; sister Bettina Pfeiffer (Norman Wieser); cousins in Canada and Germany, as well as many long-time friends.
Peter was born in Winnipeg on August 31, 1961. He grew up in Elmwood, attending George V School and then Elmwood High School.
Peter was a happy-go-lucky kid. He did not like school too much; came home after the second week and announced that he was quitting because he did not have enough time to play. As a child he was always playing outside, either in the yard with his dinky toys & tonka trucks, or playing impromptu made-up games like line-tag, dodge ball, cops & robbers or baseball with the neighbourhood kids. Once Peter learned to ride a bike, he was often gone for hours on his trusty steed. We would sometimes go for a treat, taking the back-roads to McDonalds on Nairn. Other times we would venture as far as Valley Gardens on our bikes (to watch the new houses being built). I always trusted that Peter would find the way home. Peter loved to go to movies, especially action movies like Live and Let Die. Mom remembers that once (at age 11 & 9), we went to a movie at the Park Theatre. We missed the bus and it was a Sunday, so we decided to walk to Eatons because Peter was confident that he knew the way. There was no bus coming, so we walked all the way home to find a very worried Mom. Peter began his mechanics hobby as a child, taking bikes apart and putting them back together to fix them and make them better.
His best friend in high school was Roger Hodkinson, who sadly pre-deceased him in 1982. Pete often accompanied Roger to his family farm near Libau. There he met his uncle Edward Schwark, who was more like a big brother to the boys. They became life-long friends. He also met and became friends with many of the family friends and neighbours, including Don Froehlich, Adrian Kowalik, and Leon Schellenberg.
After school, he worked for a few years at Red River Co-op. He worked with and became friends with Brian Chegus and Cory Torch. They recently re-connected and spent time together while Brian was battling cancer. Pete and Cory then kept in touch.
After Red River Co-op, Peter moved on to work at Princess Auto- Shur-Lift Ind. He was employed at Princess Auto for nearly 30 years until the Manufacturing Division was closed. He filled various positions in Manufacturing and Shipping & Receiving. Most recently, he was employed at Regional Products Ltd. as a delivery driver.
Pete had one big passion – cars. He was a self-taught mechanic, learning from friends or on-line videos. He was always fixing old cars and helping anyone who asked for his help. He spent many hours at Bucks Auto, becoming friends with Kevin and Darrel. There, he also met and became friends with many others who shared the same passion.
Other long-time friends include William & Lydia McCombs and Benny & Rebecca. Pete spent a lot of time enjoying their friendship and company.
Cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. A small gathering for family and close friends is being planned for a later date.
Peter’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. They also encourage the sharing of photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.
ETHICAL DEATH CARE
Cremation & Life Celebrations
530 St, Mary Avenue - Winnipeg
August 31, 1961 – July 2, 2020
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