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Born: Sep 15, 1941
Date of Passing: Feb 11, 2023Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
September 15, 1941 - February 11, 2023
As he wished, Peter aged 81, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family.
He is the beloved husband of Rosalind (nee Chambers). He will be missed by daughter Sue (Don Taylor) and grandchildren, André (Kathryn) and Ravon Laframboise. He was predeceased by sons, Peter Jr. and Michael, parents, Peter and Hilda, brothers-in-law, Ron White and Bob Kent, sister-in-law Doris Grauman and her husband Alfred, niece Lana Bourque and nephew Gregory Grauman. He is survived by his sister Edna Kent of Toronto, and her children, Triff and Tim White, and relatives in England.
Peter was born in Truro, Cornwall, England. After the war, he immigrated with his parents to Toronto. While in the Canadian Army he was posted to Winnipeg where he met and married Rosalind in 1963. Upon discharge, he studied diesel mechanics at Red River Community College, apprenticing with Powell Equipment in Thunder Bay and Winnipeg. He enjoyed his 27 year career with the Manitoba Highways and Transportation Department, retiring at the end of 1999. For over twenty years Peter and his friends from Highways met for coffee once a month.
Peter and Rosalind enjoyed many trips across Canada visiting family and friends along the way. In 2001 they lived in Leicester, England for 5 months where they enjoyed the fellowship of St. James the Greater Anglican Church and made lasting friendships. They visited relatives and friends in Cornwall and Oxfordshire, also Peter's model railway friends in Leeds and Nun Eaton. There were many memories made during their tours of the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia, as well as cruising to Alaska and through the Panama Canal. Sailing from New Zealand to home was a special thrill.
In his younger years, Peter was a leader in the Boy's Brigade and later with Cub Scouts Canada. He enjoyed his model railway hobby, exhibiting his Thomas the Tank Engine layout at shows. He was a member of the Grand Trunk Nostalgia Club, Hornby Railway Collectors Association and the British Railway Modellers of North America. He especially loved spending as much time as possible at the cottage in Grand Marais where he was able to relax and "get away from it all". He curled for several years with the seniors at the Wildewood Club. He also enjoyed seniors' courses at the University of Winnipeg, especially those focusing on music.
Thanks to Drs. A. Matteliano, A. Ong, J. Saranchuck, C. Richardson and the staff of GH3 at HSC for the support we received. A special thanks to Dr. Sheldon Permack who provided Peter's health care for many years. Thank you also to the staff of the WRHA Home Care and Palliative Care programs for their compassion and caring.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Palliative Care Manitoba (www.palliativemanitoba.ca) would be appreciated.
Memorial service will be held on Thursday February 23, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. Livestreaming of the service will be available on the Thomson "In the Park" website.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 18, 2023
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
Dear Rosalind, Susan and Family Such sad news I got today about Peter. I am so sorry for your loss, Peter will surely be missed by all who knew him. You were such great neighbours and my Mom and Dad loved socializing with you both so much. I send my love and thoughts your way and pray you have everything you need to get thru this sad time ❣️ Love Sheila - Posted by: Sheila Marchyshyn (Cox) (Neighbor) on: Feb 23, 2023
Dear Rosalind extending our deepest and heart sympathy on Peter's passing. A dear soul, so very sorry to see that he passed away. Thank you for sharing this thoughtful tribute. It's evident that he touched alot of lives along the way. Thinking of you and your family at this very sad and difficult time. Lynda Ruban staff and friends at the HSC Foundation - Posted by: Lynda D Ruban (staff at Health Sciences Centre Foundation) on: Feb 21, 2023
Roz: It is with deep sorrow that we learned about your loss through the WFP today. Recalling Peter on the few occasions that we met at School gatherings he always impressed me as a very caring and thoughtful person. Our condolences go out to you and your family at this tragic loss. Len and Koren Kaminski. - Posted by: Len Kaminski (Colleague ) on: Feb 18, 2023
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