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Peter Steven Peto

September 14, 1946 - February 15, 2017


PETO, Peter Steven


Peter Steven Peto, formerly

from Vernon, BC passed

away suddenly at his home in

Bonnington, BC on Wednesday, February

15th, 2017 aged 70. He was predeceased by

his parents, Theresa and Steven Peto and by

his wife, Judy Gurney. Peter is survived by his

partner, Linda Mahoney and family: Jason Weir

of Medicine Hat, AB, Carsen Weir (Shauna

Robertson) of Nelson, BC, Tyler Weir (Michelle

Spani) of Victoria, BC and granddaughters, Maia

and Morgan Robertson-Weir.


Peter was passionate about winter and summer

sports, especially downhill skiing, hiking and

kayaking and he had a love beyond compare for

animals, above all for Kayla, his beloved Golden

Retriever. Classical music, history, geopolitics,

chess and gardening were also passions.

Education was highly valued and he worked in

various capacities as a geologist after receiving his

Ph.D at the U of Manchester, 1975.


Thanks to the Thompson Funeral Service for

the help in arranging Peter’s cremation. Peter’s

life will be celebrated and honoured in a private

gathering. In lieu of flowers, a donation tot he

Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly



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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: A. Terry Turner
Relation: Friend

My condolences to the family. We attended University of Alberta and went to Hawaii on a geological adventure in 1969. Excellent Chess player.

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In lieu of flowers, a donation to the

Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly



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