Peter Alan TATUM


Peter Alan

November 21, 1944-

October 28, 2007

Pete’s Gone Fishing…

At home and at dawn, on Sunday morning, October 28, 2007, Pete’s boat, calmly and serenely, left the dock for the last time. He was surrounded in comfort and the love of his family and friends during the last days of his battle with pancreatic cancer.

He grew up in Vancouver, and spent the last 34 years in Campbell River, the centre of his universe. His life was in and about the waters of the west coast – the docks at Port Moody, the whaling station at Coal Harbour, April Point Lodge, The Dolphins, Painter’s Lodge, the good fishing nooks and crannies of the coast, and the Quinsam Hatchery, where he spent over 25 years. He was happiest when the weather raged, the salmon ran, and the orcas blew.

He was predeceased by his father (Alan), mother (Mary), sister (Talli Fraser), and canine buddy, Bud. He is survived by his sister, Susan, cousins Paul (Maureen), David (Nicoletta) and Sarah (Floyd), nephews Andrew Fraser (Ryan and Kaila) of Squamish, and James Fraser (Daniella), Houston, Texas, Douglas Fraser of Vancouver, life-long friend John, friends and neighbours, Brian, Katrina, Conner, Jasmine, back-country buddy Rocky, long-time friend Claudia, Seattle, WA, and his extended family of good friends and colleagues at the lodges and at the Quinsam Hatchery.

There will be no service by request, however, a donation in Peter’s memory to the Quinsam Hatchery in Campbell River, or the Comox Spitfires would be appreciated.

“It’s Time to Go, the Fish are Running”


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