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‘UPDATED’ WILSON, Peter Howell

April 18, 1931 – July 24, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Peter Howell Wilson on July 24, 2021, in Kelowna B.C., at the proud age of 90 years. He was a wonderful loving husband, cherished adored father, admired father-in-law, dearly loved grandfather, dear brother, loved uncle, and respected friend.

He leaves to mourn his loving wife Rosemary of 62 years; beloved daughters Heather (Stephen) Kaczor of Maple Ridge B.C., and Nancy (Bruno) Curatolo of Kelowna B.C.; granddaughters Michelle and Sarah Kaczor, Melissa, and Amanda Curatolo; brother Doug (Tina) Wilson; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Gwyneth, brother Ted, nephew Andrew; and grandson Marco.

Peter grew up in Ontario and moved to B.C. in 1955, living in Victoria, Kitimat, and Vancouver before moving to Kelowna.

Peter was an instructor in Carpentry and Building Construction at BCIT from 1972-1995. He co-authored a Metric Edition Carpentry textbook in 1982 and wrote carpentry manuals.

He used his skills to build sundecks and basements while operating his own construction company in Vancouver. After moving to Kelowna in 1998, he designed and built our own house.  Peter was very talented in woodworking, with a fully equipped workshop, and had numerous trade skills.

Peter was very involved in the United Church and volunteered countless hours on many committees. He assisted in many major projects and enjoyed the fellowship at the church. Peter was a true Christian and lived his faith.
Peter was a member of the Lions Club in Vancouver for several years.

In Peter’s younger years, he was a member of Scouts Canada, being both a youth member and leader. He was proud to reach King Scout distinction in Ontario.

Peter was a kind and generous man, who would always help anyone, anytime, anywhere. Peter was a true gentleman, honest and hardworking. He found joy in life’s simple pleasures and was always cheerful and positive. When Peter whistled a tune, it reflected his inner happiness.

Peter enjoyed tennis, badminton, golf, curling and bowling. He also enjoyed the friendships and conversations held around a cup at coffee time.

Peter enjoyed travelling with Rosemary, especially on cruise ships, and he loved the outdoors, gardening, camping in their trailer and picnicking.

Over the last few years, he revived an old talent and enjoyed painting with acrylics, painting birds, flowers and each of his granddaughters. He also was interested in genealogy, tracing the Wilson family back many generations.
Peter was a devoted family man and was deeply loved by his loving wife, daughters, sons-in-law, and granddaughters. Peter had a special name as a grandfather, and was affectionately known as “Baka”, a name he truly cherished.
Peter will be forever missed by all who knew him.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Z. Hendriks for his care of Peter.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, August 9, 2021, at 10:00 AM PDT at Springfield Funeral Home at 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5V8. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the number of attendees will be limited, if you wish to attend, please click here to sign up. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by livestream, a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request donations to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation for the “Every Moment Matters” stroke campaign by visiting, www.kghfoundation.com or calling the foundation at 250-862-4438.

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Monday, August 9, 2021

Springfield Funeral Home

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