Gone from our sight, forever in our hearts

Loving and dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, father-in-law, brother-in-law, son-in-law, cousin, uncle and friend, Peter’s life journey ended—as it began 72 years ago—in Kamloops. He is remembered and missed by his wife Margaret; his daughter Zoë; his son Greg, daughter-in-law Vanessa and grandchildren Mike, Sammy and Tayden; his sisters Wendy (his twin) and Jacqua and their families; Greg and Zoë’s mother Di; Margaret’s mother Lorna and sisters Kathy and Vicki and their families; and many friends.

The son of Kamloops teachers Des & Ruby Howard, Peter enjoyed lifelong friendships with his KHS classmates. A highlight of his younger years was a six-month European adventure with his good friend Harold. After graduating from Calgary Tech, Peter worked at Atomic Energy Canada in Ontario before returning to BC to begin a Systems Programming career at SFU. He and his good friend Dave developed a passion for sailing, and Peter married and welcomed Greg and Zoë into his life in Deep Cove. Summer fun meant camping and later, month-long European cycling holidays.

After Peter retired he and Marg moved to 100 Mile House where we spent many happy years in our log home, wandering in the bush with Nelson, joyfully singing with Eclectica community choir, participating in musical theatre productions and RV adventuring. Since returning to Kamloops, we have enjoyed travelling, reconnecting with Ken and other KHS friends, and making new friends in our Sun Rivers community.

Peter will be fondly remembered for his friendly ways, his ready laugh, his quirky humour, and for sharing his love of photography with Greg, John, Steve and many others.

Please gather with us to honour and remember Peter on Saturday, November 1st at the Hal Rogers Centre, 2025 Summit Drive in Kamloops between 2 and 5 pm, with a program beginning about 3 pm. If you would like to speak about Peter, there will be an open mike. If you won’t be able to attend but would like to share your memories of Peter, please email them to

Grateful thanks to our extended family and friends who have supported and comforted us during Peter’s cancer journey. In recognition of the care and kindness Peter received, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Southern Interior Rotary Lodge (2251 Abbott Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1E2) or Kamloops Hospice Association (c/o Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home,

72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, BC V2E 2S9) would be welcome.

Our lives have been blessed by Peter’s loving presence and we will treasure his memory always.

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