Pete was born in New Westminster and grew up in White Rock with his parents Bill and Joan, and his brother Michael. He enjoyed the more “rural” nature of White Rock of that time – the secret gullies and ravines, and the hidden beaches. He discovered the Cariboo on a family camping trip as a teenager. He began working as a wrangler at a dude ranch in the Summers, and moved to the Cariboo as soon as he could. He met and married Pam in 1978, and Matt, Corrie and Kate were born in the early 1980’s. Pete and Pam raised their family at Green Lake. Pete worked for Ainsworth Lumber at the Chasm for many years, and in his spare time worked as a farrier in the 100 Mile House area. There were many recreational opportunities in the Cariboo and Pete enjoyed horseback riding, skiing, hiking, canoeing and kayaking. As the kids left home Pete took a job in Kamloops, and he and Pam moved to Darfield. He always thought Darfield was the prettiest spot in the North Thompson Valley. He loved the new challenge of the hay farm and spent his spare time renovating and “building things” – especially out of scrap metal and found objects. He truly loved his grandchildren, and enjoyed seeing them experience the “farm”. While he was diagnosed with cancer in the summer, he still spent every minute that he was well enough and strong enough, building, fixing, farming and enjoying company. He was determined to enjoy the time he had.
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