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We are devastated to announce the death of Peter Hudson.

Peter spent his professional life at the University of Manitoba, in the Faculty of Social Work, focusing on Indigenous child welfare. In 1975, he, Pete Ferris and John Loxley co-founded Crescentwood Saturday Soccer Club, where he played for 25 years. Following retirement, Peter was a dedicated member of the Winnipeg amateur theatre community. He also remained active in the social justice and progressive movements in Manitoba.

Peter passed away peacefully following a stroke. He is survived by his wife Suzanne; his three sons, Ian, Brett, and Mark; his grandson Quinn; daughters-in-law, Lisa, Andrea, and Mara; his sisters, Maureen and Eileen; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Access West and the Health Sciences Centre, Wards GH7 and B2, for their incredible care.

If you are so inclined, please consider a donation to the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives - Manitoba, Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues, or to the John Loxley/Pollocks Hardware Co-op Scholarship.

Peter’s family kindly requests that you visit his tribute page at A photo-biography as well as memories and stories published by those who knew him are available there.


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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 15, 2023

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Please accept my sincerest condolences. I had the honour of meeting, working and dancing with Pete Hudson in Shoestring's ShakespeareFest production. I have fond memories of him, the humour and the light he brought to our conversations, rehearsals and shows. He was a wonderful individual and he will be deeply missed. - Posted by: Sara Groleau (Acquaintance) on: May 04, 2023

  • Sincere condolences to Sue and family. Pete was a long-time colleague and dear friend of my mom, Addie. Even after her dementia made it increasingly difficult to have a conversation with her, Pete, Brad & Len would visit Addie on occasion, which was so kind and caring. I’m very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Kathy Penner (Daughter of friend) on: Apr 30, 2023

  • I worked with Pete in the 1970s in the Planning Secretariat of Cabinet. We got along well and became friends. I checked my Crescentwood Saturday and PSOC pics and I could not find one of Pete for some reason. He will be missed. - Posted by: grant wichenko (friend) on: Apr 26, 2023

  • So very, very sad to hear of the passing of Peter. My sincere condolences to Sue and family. Pete was what we call in Ireland, “a grand man indeed”. I had the privilege of acting with him with the Tara Players and his acting was absolutely beautiful. Community theatre will sorely miss his acting, enthusiasm and great humour. Slán Abhaile, Peter - Posted by: Robbie Wall (Friend) on: Apr 16, 2023

  • I had the very good fortune to have been introduced to Pete decades ago and was delighted on every occasion when our paths crossed over the years. He was a bright, principled and dedicated man who always seemed to find and share joy in the midst of life’s challenges. My condolences to Suzanne, Ian and Mark, and to the rest of his family. - Posted by: Patrick Falconer (Friend) on: Apr 16, 2023

  • My condolences to the family. More than almost anyone or anything else Peter created the activist i became. So smart and so kind. I had two true mentors in life one was Peter. Thank you sir and rest in peace. Kenn Richard - Posted by: Kenn Richard (Student friend) on: Apr 16, 2023

  • Pete had the great ability to inhabit any character and make them completely believable. It’s not like one could easily camouflage Pete’s appearance nor change his distinctive voice - you always knew it was Pete, but he had the real skill of becoming and bringing forth the essence of the character he was portraying. With an amazing memory and demonstrated intestinal fortitude of a much younger man, with a spirited stage presence, this generous role model and funny, intelligent, thoughtful man will be greatly missed. Dear Sue and Family. We are greatly saddened and send our sincere condolences on the loss of this very good man. Thinking of you. Richard & Karen Howell, Shoestring Player colleagues. - Posted by: Richard & Karen Howell (Shoestring Players colleagues) on: Apr 15, 2023

  • A life well lived. I always enjoyed reading Pete’s op/eds in the Freep. Sincere condolences to Sue and family. - Posted by: Gerri Thorsteinson (Friend) on: Apr 15, 2023

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