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February 23, 1956 - July 21, 2015

It is with deep mourning that we announce the passing of Peter Christopher Wilson.

Peter passed away peacefully on July 21 at the age of 59.  Survived by his partner, Jean Priest; children: Rebecca, Andrew and Katrina Wilson, step daughter: Nicole Abbot; grandchildren: Grace and Megan Abbot and Gabriel Herman;  and siblings: Pam Watters and Neil Wilson.

Peter was born Ross Francis Whiteduck in Kirkland Lake ON as and was adopted at birth by Alex and Betty Wilson.  He grew up in Haileybury, ON and at age 16 he hitchhiked across the country to Nanaimo BC to ‘go logging’.  After suffering a devastating knee injury he changed professions slightly and for the last 35 years Peter was a blaster in both urban and residential settings.  Peter identified himself as an alcoholic; and through strong character and resolve was sober for the last 34 years of his life.   He was an active AA member and contributed to the sobriety of many people.

Peter will always be remembered for his keen intellect and his piercing blue eyes.  He possessed a profound  intolerance for ‘stupidity’ and had an ability to bring laughter to friends and family and anyone he met with his quirky way of seeing life.  Peter had an endless supply of stories, jokes and anecdotes collected over the many years he worked in numerous bush camps and job sites.

A Celebration of Life will be held on August 8th at 2:00pm at the Westside Bible Church at 3307 Wishart Road in Victoria

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