Against his wishes, Warren Peter passed away May 27, 2021. Warren was born July 27, 1937 to Philip (Flip) and Nellie Peter of Estevan Sask. Warren married his junior high sweetheart, Donnamae Parkinson, and fathered 4 daughters yet still left this world with a full head of hair. He loved his girls but also embraced his sons-in-law. Warren and his best friend and brother, Robert, took over the family business after his father retired and “the Peter Boys” as they were referred to well into their 60s ran the Estevan Tire Centre.
Warren enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, gardening, golfing, BBQing and power napping. Taking risks investing in snowmobile racing, exotic cattle and oil thrilled him. Nothing frustrated him more than when he and Donna’s ailing health prevented them from wintering in Lake Havasu, Arizona where they enjoyed golfing and trips to Laughlin. In 2016, Warren and Donna relocated to Nanaimo, British Columbia, to be micromanaged by their daughters. Friends and family were everything to him. Warren had a great love of entertaining, storytelling and visiting. One of his last audible phrases was “Isn’t this a hell of a deal, Donna?”
Warren will be missed for his witty sense of humor, love and loyalty to his family and his ability to make anything a competition.
Warren was predeceased by his parents, his brother David Peter, his brothers-in-law George Parkinson, Floyd Parkinson, Larry Demchuk, sister-in-law Lorraine Parkinson and sadly his daughter Joan Marcotte. Warren is survived by the love of his life, wife Donna of 60 years, daughters Barb Frank (Randy) Mari Jayne Meyer (Blair), Beverly Lundine (Mike), son-in-law Lance Marcotte (Karen), grandchildren Justin (Mai), Jodie, Andrew (Nicole), Jennifer (Scott), Nicolas (Anika), Jacob (Kiya), Chase (Kayla), Jacie (Nathan), Griffen (Mya) and Payton, great grandchildren: Tora, Charlotte, Tommy and Jack, his brothers Rob (Karen) Peter, Glen (Janet) Peter, sisters-in-law Shirley Peter, Betty Parkinson, Marlene Demchuk, Bette Bouchard, brother-in- law Alex Bouchard, numerous nieces, nephews and special friends.
A private family service will be held in Nanaimo BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Regional General Hospital in Nanaimo where he received exceptional end of life care. Special thanks to Dr Kirsty McIlwaine, Dr Lindsay Eaggen and every staff member he encountered in that facility. Thanks to the staff at Berwick for their kindness and care