September 14, 1937 – December 21, 2021
Peter was born in Hamilton, Ontario and grew up with a love of sports (especially golf) and reading. He began his work life in retail sales (men’s high end clothing and hats) and moved on to a career in media sales.
He met Kim in 1973 in London, Ontario and they packed up the car and drove West, something both of them had always wanted to do. They lived in Vancouver, very briefly in Calgary and eventually found ‘home’ in Vernon.
During his career, Peter worked at local and national levels in all areas of media advertising, working for the Vernon Daily News, CJIB and CHBC before becoming the publisher at the Morning Star.
He retired as Publisher of the Morning Star in 2004 which he said felt like leaving family. And after Peter and Kim had both retired, they happily spent more winter time at their favourite beach in Mexico. Peter was always interested in sports and staying fit. He skied (both downhill and cross country) and trained for distance running (half marathons), triathlons, Cross Fit and pilates.
He was an avid lifetime golfer and belonged to Spallumcheen and Predator Ridge. He had the joy of playing at Bandon Dunes and courses in Scotland and Ireland with his favourite golf buddies. One of his long time friends from Vancouver said that moving to Predator Ridge 20 year ago, and living along Ridge 17 was better than winning the lottery!
Peter collapsed suddenly on Dec 13, spent 2 days in ICU and came home and died quietly at home in his sleep. He is survived by his wife Kim Marshall of Vernon, his brother Bob and sister in law Mary Pat and their daughters (Sally, Alison and Jenny) of Toronto, his sister in law Deb and nephew Dan, and his brother in law Jamie and niece Hayley.
At Peter’s request there will be no ceremony. But he hoped that his friends will remember him in their own way, with a smile on their faces and a story to tell of their own favourite memories. Obituary
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