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Born: Sep 18, 1941
Date of Passing: Aug 18, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
September 18, 1941 August 18, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Michael Carnegie, husband, father, and grandpa. Peter passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on August 18, 2022, at Jocelyn House Hospice, a month shy of his 81st birthday.
He is survived by his wife Marlene (Strobbe), children Sean (Jamie) Carnegie and Shannon (Glenn) Andersen. Peter was very proud of his grandchildren, Hannah (Devin), Meghan and Ella.
Peter was born and raised in Winnipeg. As a teen, Peter was an accomplished hockey player, earning the lifelong moniker of "Pistol Pete - sweet around the net". Peter met his love and life partner Marlene in 1967 when they worked together at the University of Manitoba Bank of Montreal campus branch. They married in February 1970, celebrating their 52nd wedding anniversary earlier this year.
Peter's career in banking took him and Marlene back and forth across Canada with Sean and Shannon in tow with stops in Montreal, Oakville, and Calgary, finally returning home to Winnipeg permanently in 1988. After leaving the Bank of Montreal at the age of 50, Peter began building a new career in public service, demonstrating incredible resilience and determination during this unplanned transition. As a Case Administrator with the Public Trustee of Manitoba, he skilfully and compassionately cared for vulnerable citizens and went above and beyond to ensure their well-being.
A beach bum through and through, Peter enjoyed the family cottage at Grand Beach since his childhood and has passed this love on to his family. In retirement, Peter and Marlene spent 12 winters in Destin, Florida, enjoying the sun and surf each day. He and Marlene have a large and vibrant network of friends in Winnipeg, Grand Beach and Destin, a testimony to his fun loving and social nature. Peter was an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and Winnipeg Jets, and loved watching golf.
Peter successfully defeated prostate cancer following his diagnosis in 2012. He was later diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017 and with fierce determination battled the disease, beating all the odds. He always credited the success of his fight with cancer to the strong support network he was fortunate to have. With Marlene by his side, Shannon and Glenn as advocates and the rest of his family and friends supporting him along the way, he was able to enjoy several more summers at the beach and lots of family time.
Marlene and family would like to thank the staff at CancerCare Manitoba, especially Dr. Wong and Dr. Beshara, and the staff at the Buhler Cancer Centre, Riverview Health Centre, and Jocelyn House where Peter spent his final weeks. Their kind and attentive care for Peter and our family is so appreciated.
Peter was predeceased by his parents, Alyce Kerslake, Frank and Elsie Carnegie and parents-in-law, Rene and Judith Strobbe.
Peter's Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, August 26, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the Centro Caboto Centre at 1055 Wilkes Avenue.
The family graciously declines flowers, to honour Peter's memory, donations to Jocelyn House Inc., 177 Egerton Road, Winnipeg, MB R2M 2W7 would be appreciated.
Funeral Director Ltd.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 23, 2022
Condolences & Memories (10 entries)
Marlene, Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Peter fought hard to stay with you. It seems like it was only yesterday that Peter was dancing almost every song at the Grand Beach community club. May your grieving process find some comfort with all the wonderful memories of your time with Peter. Bob and Donna Keating - Posted by: Bob and Donna Keating (Friends at Grand Beach) on: Sep 11, 2022
I had the privilege of witnessing Peter's work in public service on a few occasions many years ago. His willingness to take the time to build relationships with our mutual clients and his caring and compassion for those clients was unparalleled, truly above and beyond anything I have witnessed in his field. So remarkable, that I have always remembered Peter for his kindness, his integrity and how he treated our clients with the utmost of respect and unconditional positive regard. It didn't matter that these were the most vulnerable and impoverished of people. A financial advisor to a millionaire could not have treated his/her client any better. Peter was a remarkable gentleman and a shining example of how we should treat others. To his family; I am very sorry for your loss. As Jesus said in Matthew 25:40: ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ - Posted by: Bill Watchman (Colleague) on: Aug 30, 2022
My sincerest condolences Sean to you and your family. May your Dad’s spirit live on in your hearts and memories. Jori - Posted by: Jori Carroll (Friend) on: Aug 28, 2022
My deepest condolences, Marlene, to you and your family. I have many fond and funny memories of driving Peter to and from work for several years, as well as our get togethers and dinner parties. He will truly be missed. - Posted by: Marla Winning (Co-worker and Friend) on: Aug 26, 2022
Our deepest condolences go out to you Marlene and your whole family. Peter was a very exceptional and fine man. Hard-working and diligent. Fun memories of Bill and Peter setting up the beach blankets and weighing them down with rocks when our kids were young and saving all the spots for our friends to gather. The good old days. We had some fun times together. We will miss Peter. He fought a valiant fight… and we will be there to support you Marlene. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Lois and Bill (Friends) on: Aug 26, 2022
Our sincere condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sean, Jamie and Meghan. Darell, Rosa and Christina Claeys - Posted by: Darell & Rosa Claeys (long time colleagues ) on: Aug 24, 2022
Marlene and family - Please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of Peter. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Merv and Cathy Cherewyk (Friends ) on: Aug 23, 2022
Our love and thoughts are with you Marlene and family. Peter was a warrior and fought with all his strength. We are privileged to have had him as part of our life. - Posted by: Dean & Deb Hitchcock (Beach buddies ) on: Aug 23, 2022
Our condolences to you and your family, Marlene. We will miss seeing Peter in the neighbourhood at the beach. He will now be at peace. May God be with you till we meet again, Peter. - Posted by: Louise Dahle and Harold Homuth (Grand Beach neighbours) on: Aug 23, 2022
To Marlene and family, sincere condolences on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. May he rest in peace after his long battle. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Mary Lou Van Schepdael (friend) on: Aug 23, 2022
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