Peter St. Luke Degroot
November 4, 1925 – February 17, 2012
On Friday, February 17, 2012 our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away peacefully at CR General Hospital. He is predeceased by his Father and Mother, William and Joanna DeGroot and his daughter, Judy Norman. He is survived by Alice, his loving wife of 65 years, daughters Helen (Terry), Lorraine (Borden), his grandchildren Rob, Tracey (Victor), Holly (Wade), Trevor (Ashley), Conor and Gemma, and five great grandchildren.
Peter was born and raised in Powell River. He joined the Navy in 1943, served on the North Atlantic Convoy and was discharged in 1945. He moved to Campbell River in 1952 and as an electrician, helped to start up Crown Zellerbach’s new mill at Elk Falls. He retired from the mill in 1985. After retirement, for many years, he served on the board for John Perkins Memorial Housing. Boating and fishing were two of Pete’s passions and he was a fishing guide for Painter’s Lodge and the Dolphins Resort. He loved to golf and travel and spent 44 years of winter holidays at his favorite spot, Maui Hawaii. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 25th at 11am at the Baptist Church, 260 South Dogwood Street. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.