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After a third, valiant battle with cancer, Peter passed peacefully on April 25, 2023. Peter is survived by his wife of 36 years, Yvonne, and mom-in-law Helen.
Born in Montreal on May 29, 1946, Peter moved to Manitoba from Quebec in the early 80’s. A master HVAC journeyman, he was well-known and respected by his many work associates over the years. He loved to experience new places and had the opportunity, sometimes while working on a project, to see most of North America, as well as destinations in Europe and Asia… work was especially rewarding when he could bring his Harley along or have Yvonne join him as a tourist after the job was finished.
Through the years, Peter had many pastimes, hunting, fishing, disk golf, motorcycle riding and restoration, and was lovingly given the nickname “Overkill” for his over-engineered and exacting methods. He was an avid NASCAR fan and attended several races.
Since retiring he became as passionate about raising monarch butterflies as his wife, a full-time job from June until September. He loved to share his tales of travel and adventure and was a master storyteller, bringing a laugh to everyone.
As per his wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held. We ask in lieu of flowers, folks donate to the amazing organization that is CancerCare Manitoba, the folks who Peter regularly acknowledged as giving him at least an extra decade of this earthly life.
“Peter and I have been infinitely blessed for the enduring love and support of immediate family, the many folks we consider family, my squad of more than sisters, and the bountiful number of people with whom we’ve shared so many experiences and joys.
The sentiment of one young man who expressed his feelings so aptly will remain with me always…
‘Peter didn’t fly to heaven,
Peter rode a motorcycle there.’”
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