Peter passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at MSA Hospital, Abbotsford on January, 18, 2008. He was predeceased by his wife Joyce in 1989, and by 3 brothers Sam, Bill and Les. Peter was born on May 29, 1926 in south rural Saskatchewan. His father died when he was only 9 years old, leaving the family in troubled times. At the age of 17, he lied about his age to join the army where he served overseas in the Ambulance Corp on the front lines of Northwest Europe during WWII from 1943 until 1947. He sent all of his Army pay back home to his mother to help support the family. After returning from the war he met and married the love of his life Joyce. In 1951 he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Winnipeg where they had their first daughter Dawn, and later transferred to Trenton Ontario where they had their second daughter Linda. He served at many Air Force bases, including CFB Zweibrucken in Germany. He transferred to Edmonton and then Vernon where he retired from the forces in 1974. After retiring from the Air Force, they settled in Aldergrove where he worked at Matsqui Penitentiary until 1985.
Peter is survived by his daughters Dawn Zaron and Linda Barth, 4 grandchildren Peter and John Hinam and Brittany and Courtenay Barth, by his brother Mike Zaron and sister Dorothy Harris. Also by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 25 at 11:00 a.m. in Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd. Abbotsford, followed by interment at Hazelwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, or the Alzheimer’s Society.
Goodbye Peter, they just don’t make them like you anymore. Love your family.
Woodlawn Funeral Home