4 December, 1964 – 15 September, 2021> FUNERAL DETAILS
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He will raise you up on Eagles wings and Hold you in the Palm of his hand.
Fly high over the mountains you loved, and go in peace knowing you were truly loved, We will hold you in our hearts for ever. Mum & Dad.
I was truly saddened to hear of the passing of Pete, his beautiful partner Kristina and I spoke to him every time we snow hiked, following the , epic 2018 hike. We have shared our memories these last few days with tears. Pete be at peace now, know that I will always take the 20 more steps you encouraged me to take.
Pete you'll always be with me as I have a special place in my heart for you. I know you are at peace now and I will try and take comfort in this. Fly free and high above the snow covered mountains.
Fond memories of a childhood friend. RIP Peter.
Dear Laurence, Tim and family,
My thoughts were with you all today as we said goodbye to Pete. As a fellow Cub Scout Leader at Eaglemont, we shared a lot of good times together. His enthusiasm and endless supply of crazy ideas, as well as his humour, patience and kindness made him a great Scouting partner and a great mate. Many a coffee was drunk in East Ivanhoe as we mulled over Scouting and life in general.
Rest in peace, Pete. You were a legend.
Dear Fay & Len
We are thinking of you both and your family.
Fay your tribute to Peter is to be complemented.
Will ring soon to have a talk.
Lyn & John Hudgson
I was saddened to hear of your passing, the times I spent fishing the Cape with you are some of the best memories I have. Fly high Pete and keep chasing those yellow sickles. R.I.P.
I was so saddened to hear of Pete's passing. I have many fond memories of debating business ideas and being in fits of laughter together over his recounting of adventures. His passion and care for the community was inspiring. My heart goes out to you at this time. I hope remembering the many wonderful sides of Pete can bring you comfort.
So sorry for the sad loss of my nephew and godson, Peter. Loving Condolences to the whole family.
Dear Williams Family
I met Pete through 1st Eaglemont Scout Group to which he made a fantastic contribution as a Scout Leader. I always admired and respected Pete for his contribution to our Scout Group and for his service as a MICA Paramedic.
I was incredibly saddened to learn of Pete’s passing.
Please accept my condolences.
Remembering the good years over the decades.
Each day our hearts goes out to all of Peter's family and friends, every time a memory comes back, and we think about what has been lost.
So very sorry to hear about the passing of Peter. Such a tragedy for someone so young and vibrant.
I have very fond Memories of being the "older" cousins to Peter and Caroline and playing happily at family events.
Sending love and condolences to all of the family.
I was fortunate to meet Peter in 2018 as he was dealing with numerous difficulties in his life. I found him to be an interesting, learned man of conviction.
Peter, you taught me many things about investing, philosophy and medicine to which I am grateful for.
For now, I remember the scripture you adopted as a paramedic: "Be ye therefore wise as serpents and harmless as doves" (Matthew 10:16).
Rest in Peace
Dear Len and Fay
We are thinking of you today and we send our love and deepest sympathy
on your loss of Peter. We will keep you in our prayers and hope you will
find comfort in the love of friends at this sad time.
Our family met Peter at the beginning of our Daughter Tamika’s Venturer and Queen Scout journey at 1st Eaglemont Venturer group. Peter’s leadership was such an inspiration to the group with his gentle guidance and ability to extend the confines of possibility. Incredible achievements were realised both within the group and individually with Peter quietly proud in the background, enjoying the achievements of others.
Thankyou Peter for all you have contributed in life to so many.
Our lives are richer for having known you.
Deepest heartfelt condolences to Laurence, Timothy and family.
May Peter rest peacefully
I am heartbroken over the sudden and tragic loss of Peter. He was one of the most courageous and strong-willed men I have known. I will always remember the time we spent climbing in our youth and the many times he saved my life, as climbing partners do. His loss will be deeply felt by myself, his other friends, family, and most of all by his sons. The world has lost a brave man who had the courage to think for himself.
Fond memories of my dear little, blonde headed cousin Peter are followed by sorrow at his early passing. I last saw Peter in happier times at the Opera, and reflect that is it is sad we lose contact with our extended family with whom we have shared the formative experiences of childhood. Rest In Peace, Peter, and condolences to all the family, it’s so hard to lose a son, a father and a partner.
Cousin Peter and I had a good and strong friendship many years ago where we shared some excellent wines, some great meals, and wonderful stories about various amazing adventures. I’m sorry to say that I lost contact with Peter and although I tried, even in recent times to reconnect, I was unable to do so. That’s my loss.
My heartfelt condolences I extend to his family and friends.
Rest in Peace Peter
Your presence at Green Cape will be missed dearly
Over the past 10 years I have known Pete primarily with the Cub Section at Eaglemont. Pete's level of enthusiasm as he engaged with the Youth on their path to develop them, as they take their place as useful members of society, To Laurence, Tim & family please accept my condolences.
Pete Rest in Peace.
For the past 10 years I have had the benefit of knowing Peter. As Scout Leaders we enjoyed many occasions of shared enjoyment witnessing Cubs, Scouts and Venturers from 1st Eaglemont learning and laughing from new experiences.
For Peter, it was all about giving our youth opportunities. He thrived on seeing them enjoy those activities, and challenging themselves at times.
There are a large number of our current and past members that will remember Peter as a person that gave his time willingly, for the benefit of our youth. His contribution to 1st Eaglemont Scout Group will not be forgotten.
We will miss you Peter, and I really hope that you are now at peace.
Dear Laurence, Timothy, and Family,
Over the last 25 years I came to know your father Peter and to count him a dear friend. When my legal practice was located in East Ivanhoe, from 1996, Peter kept visiting me to try to interest me in the principles of investing. I am not sure why he chose to approach me about that. I am equally not sure how I came to find an interest through him in that vast subject. It has, however, proved to be a fertile field for development of good friendship, fellowship and stewardship.
Peter was, like all of us to some extent, a complicated and troubled person. He was also extremely intelligent in many ways. Always intense, full of highs and lows, abounding in contradictions, bursting with love and pride, yet often incapable of expressing it well. He could be intolerant of some small thing done or said, yet in the next breath forgive completely the most outrageous transgression confided to him.
Peter was passionate in his service as a paramedic, although he suffered personally for that long service in his later years. However, it was a natural fit for his predisposition to be a rescuer and helper of others within the community. He was also a passionate investor. As you probably know, he would read financial reports and study in the most minute detail all the records, filings, conference calls, and so on of corporations all around the world at all hours of the day and night looking for the best investment opportunities he could find for the benefit of himself and others. He absorbed all that information, and it absorbed him. The principles which he applied to investing were sound, although they failed to bring their just rewards in recent years for other reasons.
Peter struggled to some extent with his "many demons" all the years I knew him. He was always kindly, but also hard for me to be with at times. There were many layers to him which I did not understand. In fact sometimes he was just plain hard work, while at others he could be inspirational. Yet I can say I loved him as a dear friend. He was an essentially good man, trying so hard to be the best person/friend he could be, but not always sure how to do so.
The life of Peter was much more than the sum of his last few tormented years, and our memory of him must also be larger than those years alone. Peter was a mountaineer, a scout, a scientist, a philosopher, a father, a loyal friend, and so much more. His touchstones were not money or fame. Rather, they were honesty, trustworthiness, utmost good faith, care for his fellow man and being a good person. Moral and ethical conduct as he perceived it were his guiding principles. Peter and I often discussed spiritual matters, and during those discussions he shared with me his absolute and unshakeable Christian faith, a faith we also shared.
His death is such a sad loss, and he will be missed terribly. For my part, I have lost a true friend. Yet it was a privilege to have known him and shared so many experiences with him over the years. I must now say farewell to Peter and I hope he can find true peace at last. My prayers and deepest condolences I give to you, Laurence and Timothy, and other family and friends.
Peter was an inspiration leader of cubs, scouts and venturers at 1st Eaglemont. As Akela (and Kaa), he was full of fun, but he was also able to empower a 10 year old to believe that they could achieve anything – similarly a 15+ venturer. He lived by his Scout Promise – especially a desire to help other people.
Pete really loved to help people, both in his personal life and in his time as a paramedic. When I was torn between a couple of career paths, Pete and I had a pivotal conversation that lead me to choose nursing, a field that I adore today; I owe that decision in part to him and am grateful to have known him.
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