Peter Mayfield was born in Pontefract, Yorkshire, England on March 6, 1929 and passed away in Vernon on September 20, 2013. Peter and Hylda came to Canada in May 1954 and retired to Vernon in 1989. Peter will be deeply missed by his wife Hylda, and their children Helen, Susan (Jim), Paul (Elizabeth) and Philip (Danny). He was a wonderful grandpa and mentor to Shannon (Joe), Christine (Greg), Heather (Brian), Diana (Nick), Dan (Christine), Cody (Casey), Jessica, Amelia and James; and a loving and patient grandpa to 12 great grandchildren. He will be further missed by his brother Colin (Mary) Mayfield of Exeter, UK and their children. Peter was predeceased by his daughter Catherine in 1979 and son-in-law Dana in 2013.
Peter was instrumental in the planning and opening of the Allan Brooks Nature Centre, past president of the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club, served as Chairman of the Vernon Museum Board, was a member of the Outdoor Club, and volunteered with Ribbons of Green to establish hiking trails in the area. Peter was named Vernon’s Good Citizen of the Year in 2000.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 27th at 2:00 pm at All Saints’ Anglican Church, 3205 27th Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Allan Brooks Nature Centre Box 20038, Vernon, BC V1T 9L4.