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Left to cherish his memory are his son Ken (Dawn), grandchildren, Nicole (Chris), Cheralee (David) and Chris (Kelly), great-grandchildren, Tyler, Thomas, Adam and Eleanor, and his brother Mervin (Pat), as well as many nieces and nephews.
Peter had previously mourned the loss of his wife Olga, daughter Linda and son-in-law Frank, as well as his siblings, Stella, Anne, Elsie, Thelma and Matt.
Peter left home at the age of 15 and headed to Winnipeg to find work. He was hired by Fort Garry Industries Ltd. and worked there for 48 plus years, from April 19, 1944 to May 19, 1992. He started sweeping floors and worked his way up to District Manager when he retired.
Along with being a huge Jets fan, Peter never missed a Blue Jays or a Bombers game. As much as he loved to cheer for his teams, he loved just as much to complain about them and tell anyone who would listen how they should fix their problems.
Peter was also a self-proclaimed expert gardener growing a multitude of vegetables each year and sharing them with family and neighbours. He also ate just about anything grown out of the ground, such as mushrooms, berries and nuts. He absolutely loved the many years at Eleanor Lake in Whiteshell, fishing and enjoying a rum and pepsi.
Dad provided care to our mother for many years after retirement. He did an amazing job looking after her, showing his deep love and commitment to her.
A special thank you from the family goes out to Peter's neighbours, Don and Debbie Klassen. It has always been a great comfort to us knowing that you were always there for him. You are much more than just neighbours, you are family to us.
We also need to thank Nicole, Peter's granddaughter. She had a special bond with Peter and we know he greatly appreciated her in his life and looked forward to moving in with her and her family.
Finally, one more person to thank is Peter's brother Mervin, for keeping Dad looking forward to their visits over breakfast or just visits to enjoy each other's company and banter that they shared together.
In keeping with Peter's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family burial will be held at a later date.
As Peter said so many times,
"Well Sonny Boy, it's time to go."
Family and friends may sign a
Book of Condolence at www.glenedenmemorial.ca
Glen Eden Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 05, 2021
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
We only met Peter from across our yards in Sage Creek, however we knew how special he was to Chris, Kelly and Eleanor. Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. We are only a hop, skip and jump away if you need anything. - Posted by: Brad and Jodi Miner (Neighbours) on: Jun 06, 2021
Condolences to Ken and Family and the loss of a grandfather and great-grandfather. I have many great memories of Uncle Peter and Auntie Olga at Aunty Mary’s cottage. - Posted by: Robert & Cathy Bamburak (Nephew ) on: Jun 06, 2021
We only met Peter across the yards in Sage Creek but knew how special he was to Chris, Kelly and Eleanor. Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. We are only a hop, skip and jump away! - Posted by: Brad and Jodi Miner (Neighbor (Chris and Kelly)) on: Jun 06, 2021
Although I never met Mr. Penuita personally, I have been privileged to know his son Ken Penuita (and daughter-in-law Dawn) for over 20 years. Given the quality person he helped to raise as evident in his son Ken there is no doubt he has left an indelible mark in his 9 decades+ on earth. The Mohammed family extends deepest condolences to the Penuita’s extended family in BC and MB. Mr. Penuita can Rest In Peace having departed this life knowing the years of sacrifice (by both he and his spouse) to building a better life for his family will never be forgotten... - Posted by: Nigel Mohammed (Family friend ) on: Jun 05, 2021
I worked with Peter for many years at Fort Garry and we were friends for many years. I left Winnipeg in 1975 and only had a few visits on my time back in Winnipeg but remember him with fond memories. - Posted by: Harold Tinling (Work friend) on: Jun 05, 2021
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