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MIDDLETON, Peter Joseph

July 3, 1959 — November 7, 2017

Pete passed away peacefully at Kelowna Hospice on the 7th of November 2017 at the age of 58. He found peace surrounded by his immediate family following a courageous battle with brain cancer. Peter is survived by his loving wife Sandra, daughter Chelsi and son Ian, as well as his older siblings Beth (Jerry) Scherle, Bruce (Glenda), Andrew (Josie) Middleton and their families. Sadly, predeceased by his brother Robert in 1976.

A lifetime Okanagan resident of a pioneering Vernon area family, Peter was born in Vernon BC, on July 3rd 1959 to parents Douglas and Evelyn Middleton and grew up in the Carrs Landing area. Peter graduated from George Elliott Secondary and married his wife Sandra (Bradshaw) on July 9th 1983. He raised his family in Winfield and was heavily involved in the community through coaching. He also enjoyed playing soccer, hockey, baseball, volleyball and padel.

Peter worked as a Territory Representative for local and national companies for many years before going into business with his 2 brothers at Absolute Classics as well as developing a unique woodgrain aluminum product for the building industry.

Peter was a fun-loving child at heart and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was always the first to welcome you into his home with a smile and drink. He was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed. Special thank you to Dr. Penny, Dr. Loucks and Christine from Lake Country Family Practice as well as Dr. Brian Toyota and Dr. Paul Klimo from Vancouver. A celebration of life will be held at Okanagan Golf Club (3200 Via Centrale, Kelowna, B.C.) on December 2nd at 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Gord Downie Foundation at Sunnybrook: https://donate.sunnybrook.ca/gord . If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Okanagan Golf Club

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Service Details

The service for MIDDLETON, Peter Joseph is scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 2017. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Okanagan Golf Club

3200 Via Centrale Kelowna, BC


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  • Maureen & Tim Rieger says:

    Dear Sandy, Ian, and Chelsi, we offer you our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Pete. He was, purely and simply, a great guy. He was such a cute kid and he grew up to be a wonderful man. I remember Doug Middleton always called him “Pistol Pete”! I always thought that was because he was such a livewire. He will be missed by all who knew him. Love, Maureen & Tim Rieger

  • Mark Smith says:

    Sandra, Chelsi and Ian,
    Very sorry to hear that Peter passed last week…such a wonderful fun loving Guy and what a beautiful family!!! I appreciated the opportunity to visit with you All at Hospice House.
    So many great memories working with Pete at Hudson Bay Wholesale in the “80’s…truly one of the most enjoyable people that I have had the pleasure to work alongside…we had so many laughs together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I will see you at Peter’s celebration of life.
    Mark Smith

  • Heather Snowdon says:

    Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of Pete’s death. He was such a wonderful guy… one of the best.
    Thinking of you, and remembering you both…


  • Doreen Francis says:

    Our love goes out to the entire Middleton family. We are so very sorry for you loss.

  • Erik Wray says:

    So sorry to hear of Pete’s passing! Our families have been connected one way or another with the Middletons for the last couple decades so this turn of events is very saddening. Lots of love and good thoughts to everyone in the Middleton family!

  • Ken, Susan, Lucas & Karson Andrew says:

    Sandy, Chelsi & Ian
    Again, we express our condolences on the passing of Peter….which our youngest son also fondly called “Mr. Pete”. We are so sorry for your loss. Peter was so very kind, a great neighbour, always friendly, always helpful and always more than happy to chat about “boats”. We will miss him. We know you are a close-knit family and will find strength in each other and in your memories. Our thoughts go out to all of you. Best Regards, Ken, Susan, Lucas & Karson Andrew

  • Marianne Dahl says:

    so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. I worked with Pete for over 6 years at Bridges.com and we had a lot of laughs. he was a great colleague and friend and I know an incredible father and husband. Gone way too young. thinking of you all.
    Sincere condolences to the entire family!
    Marianne Dahl

  • Heidi Miller says:

    Sandy and family,

    There are no words to tell you how sorry I am. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Barbara McDaniel says:

    So sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. I enjoyed working with Pete at Bridges.com. He was a great guy! And, always there for our customers and the best at sales! Thoughts and prayers for all the family.
    Barbara McDaniel

  • Chuck Mannix says:

    First of all I want to say how very sorry and shocked I was to hear of Peter’s passing at such an early age, and to express my sincere condolences .Secondly I must apologize for the lateness of this message. I learned only today of the sad news.
    I live in Saskatoon and was one of Pete’s colleagues on the SC Johnson Western sales force. He was, as we say in the business, one of the good guys. I enjoyed working with him, and especially getting together at sales meetings, visiting and “comparing notes”.
    My thoughts are with you.
    Chuck Mannix

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