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Born: Feb 25, 1951

Date of Passing: Sep 24, 2020

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1951 - 2020

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Peter Awang on September 24, 2020, at the age of 69 years.
Peter was born in Trinidad on February 25, 1951. In 1975 Peter came to Canada and became a Canadian Citizen in 1989. Peter started his career in Canada at Singer Machines and then Rayovac and then moved on to Griffin Wheel Company, where he worked until he retired at the age of 60.
Peter had many passions including music, fishing, cooking and talking to everyone he met. Music was a big part of Peter's life. He played many instruments and was a member of a band with opportunities to play at Folklorama, Parang concerts and many private venues.
In 2013 Peter's kidneys were failing and it was necessary for him to go on home dialysis. In 2015 Peter suffered a stroke and had to start doing hemodialysis at St. Boniface Hospital. The family would like to thank everyone at the Dialysis Department at the St. Boniface Hospital for taking great care of Peter.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 44 years, Janice; their two sons, Ryan (Breanne) and Matthew (Jennifer), and their grandchildren, Kayla, Kaden, Leah and Easton. Also remembering him, are his sisters, Joan and Susan and brother Greg (Zareeda). He was predeceased by his parents, Jean and Gregor, his sister Beverley and brother Michael.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private family service has been held.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Peter's memory to the Kidney Foundation or Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Family welcome friends to sign the online book of condolences at


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 03, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • All books have their final chapter. I guess this book has been read now and it's come to an end. It's been a great book about a great man. Mr. Peter Awang. My friend, forever. You always came through for us and there wasn't a better Union Rep. You will be greatly missed and always remembered. YOUR FRIEND FOREVER - Bruce O'Brien..... My deepest condolences to Peter's family. This is a great loss and there are no words I can say to make things different. I'm so sorry. I hope you are all well. Peter's gone fishing. - Posted by: Bruce O'Brien (Friend/co-worker) on: Oct 03, 2020

  • Condolences to Peters family and friends. I knew Peter through his Union activism and appreciated his dedication and passion for the workers. Although gone but not forgotten. Thank You Peter for your courage and dedication. Tony Zienkiewicz Union brother CAW UNIFOR Local 3003 - Posted by: Tony Zienkiewicz (Union brother) on: Oct 03, 2020

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