November 27, 1925 – February 22, 2017
Our beloved father passed away today.
Peter was born in St. Albert, Alberta with a twinkle in his eye, which he never lost. Peter’s biggest love was for family, and he had a large one. Born to Ukrainian immigrants Metro & Kate. Brothers George, Jim, Bill, Alex, John and Henry. Sisters Elsie (Galbreath) and Mary (Rombs). Also elder half siblings Mike, Nick, Mary & Ann.
Peter served in the army in the Second World War from 1942 to 1945 serving in Vernon, BC & Wainwright, Alberta.
Peter married Etnie Olive Crocker in 1948 in Fairview, Alberta, they started their family with Etnie’s niece, Agnes and soon after Jim George, Judith Linette, Glen David followed.
In 1952, Peter moved his family to Fort St John BC where he was part owner in Texaco Gas Station, also worked on the Oil Rigs and the Department of Highways.
There were three more children to follow, Thomas Allen, Candis Jean and Dale Boyd. Here he remained until in 1971, Peter and Etnie moved to Kamloops with Dale, where he lived his remaining years. Dad operated the grader and other heavy duty equipment with precision working on most of the roads and highways in BC.
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