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Peter Alfred Pearson

Date of Death: September 9, 2020


On September 9, 2020, Peter Alfred Pearson passed away in Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan. He was 89.

Peter was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Anne Pearson (nee English) and his beloved grandson, Lance Edward Francoeur. He was a loving father to his two daughters, Julie Ann Francoeur and Cathey Jane Strom. Peter leaves behind one surviving grandchild, Rebecca Lynn Jabs, five great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. The son of Swedish immigrants, Peter also leaves behind many relatives in Sweden.

Until his retirement at the age of 68, Peter spent his working years doing a variety of jobs associated to BC’s forestry and marine industries. In 1946 he landed his first job as a construction labourer on the Bloedel, Stewart and Walsh Pulp Mill project in Port Alberni, BC. Peter’s last years of employment were spent performing shipwright duties at the Jones Marine Group.

Known to family and friends both young and old as “Pete,” he spent his last 15 years living in the Cowichan Bay floating community, where he helped his neighbours establish Bull Otter Park, a small sanctuary pf plants and flowers just past the shoreline. During his last years, Pete whiled away many hours trading stories in the adjoining Mermaid Lounge, an informal gathering place for members of the floating community at Pier 66 Marina.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the members of the Cowichan Bay Community for the kindness and compassion they showed to Pete during his years there.

Friend to all, enemy to no one, Pete had love in his heart for everyone. He will forever be remembered, loved and honoured by those who knew him.

A Celebration of Life to honour Pete will be held at a future date.


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From: Sue French
Relation: niece

RIP Uncle Pete. I will have fond memories of you as our families shared many good times together.
My sincere condolences to my cousin Cathey. Also, a huge shout out goes to Cathey who came from the mainland to live with her Dad when he discovered he had a very serious illness. She cared for him 24/7 until he passed, making him delicious meals, taking him on day trips, and making his last months as enjoyable as possible under the circumstances. Last, but not least, she made it possible for him to continue living in his beloved float home in Cowichan Bay. All of the friends at Cowichan Bay know that was not an easy task, but think the world of her for doing so.
Great job Cathey, condolences from your old cousin Sue and the Russell family.

From: Frederic Grimmett
Relation: He was my cousin (in-law)

Pete you were more than just a relative. You and Marnie were my dear friends. Very many cherished memories. Rest in peace my friend. Cousin Fred

From: Frederic Grimmett
Relation: He was my cousin (in-law)

Pete you were more than just a relative. You and Marnie were my dear friends. Very many cherished memories. Rest in peace my friend. Cousin Fred

From: Judi Bendick
Relation: From Cowichan Bay

I knew Pete to say hello to for many years in the Bay. Always a smile and a “hello”. A nice man, so sorry.

From: Judi Bendick
Relation: From Cowichan Bay

A nice man, always a nice hello and smile

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