Peter Ronald Price
1949 – 2013
Peter Ronald Price, 64, of Vernon B.C., passed away on November 17th at the Vernon Hospice House with his family by his side. Pete fought a valiant four year battle against colorectal cancer and to the end, faced each day with passion. Pete was born to the late Ron and Pearl Price on September 25th, 1949, and grew up in the Hullcar area of Armstrong. He later attended B.C.I.T. in Burnaby to become a tinsmith. Trucks and the transportation industry were Pete’s passion. He was the operations manager at D.C.T. for many years and culminated his career with the Vedder Group in Langley. He was quick to make close friends throughout his career and personal life and was always the life of the party. He lived life large and was always in the sunshine; the Vernon Yacht Club, Coal Harbour, boating to Desolation Sound, riding his Harley, and driving the coach to Palm Springs where his lot was always the gathering place with many close friends. A trip with the family to Las Vegas and attending the Barrett-Jackson Auction were among his last pleasures. Pete is survived by his partner of 20 years: Priscilla Sookarow and their children: Nadine in West Vancouver, Scott (Nusia) and sons Nathan and Sam in Dallas, Texas, Tyler (Elena) and son Harrison in Victoria; brothers: Jim (Rose) and children Ronnie, Kathy and Todd of Cranbrook; Al (Velma) and son Chad of Kamloops. Pete was predeceased by his nephew Kyle in 2001. Pete’s wish was that everyone over 40 have a colonoscopy so this disease can be detected early. At his request, no service will be held and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Vernon Hospice House (3506 27 Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4) will be warmly accepted.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to
ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES®
Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866