Peter Wendell Williams
Logger, Fisherman, Technocrat and Father
Peter Wendell Williams born in North Vancouver Feb. 16th, 1919 passed away peacefully Nov. 8, 2004 at Peace Arch Hospital. Predeceased by wives Grace (Waters) and Alfhild (Green), Peter retired from his work as a Steel Spar Operator for Western Forest Products Pt. McNeill Div. in 1984. The watch presented to him by Fred Mantic stayed on his wrist for twenty years.
Peter had a long history as a gypsy logger that worked in Mt. Currie, Squamish and many camps along the coast, where he also spent time commercial fishing and during the war, in the Fisherman’s Reserve. In fact, Peter spent time in the Army and Air-Force as well, and loved to relate stories from his many adventures and experiences.
Peter was a forward thinker, interested in science, health and the environment. A member of Technocracy since 1935 he was well read and ahead of most on current events. Pete had a sharp mind to the end and Peter’s social conscience led him to support many charitable organizations. He had many interests and when he moved to Surrey he joined the Vasa Lodge, the Guilford Seniors Group, and stayed fit at the Guilford Recreation Centre taking yoga and osteo-fit.
Pete was an avid reader, singer and his humour carried him through to the end. His many friends will miss him greatly, but none more than his daughter Lois (Dale) and grand-children Robert, Jordan, Nicole and Shaun.