Thor Tibbitt PETERSON

Thor Tibbitt Peterson

April 28, 1936 – December 6, 2011

Thor Tibbitt Peterson, a man of great integrity, heart and conviction, left this world peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Dec. 6, 2011 in Campbell River. Born on April 28th, 1936, Thor was the third child of Phillip and Phyllis Peterson.

The Petersons moved to Quadra Island from Vancouver when Thor was ten years old. There the family built and operated the fishing resort, April Point Lodge. Thor left “the Point” at an early age to join the Royal Canadian Air Force. On his return to Campbell River, Thor guided at April Point, and then ran a successful water taxi service where he became known as “All-Weather Thor.” A career in real estate followed, specializing in coastal island properties and various land developments, which spanned many years. A true entrepreneur and visionary, Thor embarked on many innovative projects, his latest being a tidal energy development near Seymour Narrows, between Maude and Quadra Island.

A passionate protector of our environment and, in particular, a thoughtful conservator of our wild salmon, Thor had a deep appreciation for life and beauty in its many forms. He loved his home by the sea and created a beautiful garden for many to enjoy. He truly treasured his family and the many deeply satisfying friendships he enjoyed over the years.

Thor is survived by his three children; daughter Dawn Bencze (Steve), son Leif Peterson (Cath) and daughter Anne Peterson-Angus, five grandchildren; Shawn Bencze, Amy Angus, April Bencze, Megan Angus and Bryan Angus; sister-in-law Sherry Peterson; brother Eric Peterson, sister Joy Donaldson, uncle Donald (Morag) Stevens, nieces and nephews; Karen Peterson, Heidi Peterson (Henry), Mark Peterson (Brenda), Carl Peterson, Phil Donaldson and Troy Donaldson and extended families. Thor was predeceased by his father, Phillip Peterson, mother Phyllis Peterson, brother Carl Peterson and brother Warren Peterson.

The loss of this generous man reminds us all that life is to be cherished and that living it to its fullest and giving back in any way we can is a priceless gift to both the receiver and the one who gives. Although we will dearly miss his presence, Thor’s spirit and our wonderful memories of him will remain with us forever. A celebration of his life will be held on December 29th at his home from 1-5pm with a eulogy at 2:pm. Kindly RSVP to

The family would also like to express such deep appreciation for the doctors and the staff at the Campbell River hospital. He spoke highly of your dedication and professionalism while he was alive and we appreciate the wonderful care you gave him.

Donations to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation in Thor’s memory would be most appreciated.

Boyd’s Funeral Services Ltd.


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