May 19, 1928 to September 17, 2014
Peter died in Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops at age 86 from complications following a stroke suffered seven months ago. Peter was born in Glidden, Saskatchewan, moved to Black Creek, BC at an early age, and later in life resided in Lillooet, BC and Ashcroft, BC. Peter married his childhood sweetheart Margaret Friesen in 1949 at Black Creek, and they proudly celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary earlier this year.
Dad was a successful ‘jack-of-all-trades’. At various times throughout his life, his vocations included automotive mechanic, electrician, plumber, school bus driver, postmaster, salvage logger, realtor, diesel mechanic, and cook’s helper; he also owned a general store and a service station, managed a ski area, operated a powerhouse, and sold automotive parts. He could fix almost anything, and had an arsenal of shop tools and odds and ends to make it happen. His hands were strengthened by a lifetime of use – he had a vice-like handshake that stayed strong until the end.
Dad loved nature and the outdoors, and enjoyed hiking, skiing, camping, fishing, and ‘exploring’; he also loved music and photography. He was fascinated by technology, and spent hours mastering his computer and digital camera; after learning how to send text messages, he recently requested a smartphone. He had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and would remark, “There’s so much STUFF out there!”
Peter, Dad, Opa will be greatly missed by wife Margaret; son Neil (Judy); daughter Laura More (Larry); granddaughters Heather More and Dale Calder; grandson Colin More; sisters Elsie Enns of Courtenay and Ann Wiebe of Prince George; sisters-in-law Mary Friesen of Comox, Mary Ann Mulligan (Dave) of Creston, and Helen Arlitt of Black Creek; brother-in-law Jake Friesen (Jane) of Arizona; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter Carol Schulz, his brother Henry Schulz, and several brothers-and-sisters-in-law.
We will miss him greatly but are comforted in the knowledge that his pain and frustration are over. There will be no formal service. If you would like to celebrate Peter’s life, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice or take a moment to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature on a sunny day! A life of integrity lived by a caring man with a kind heart.