Peter Lloyd Estey

7/18/1950 - 9/22/2017

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Peter Lloyd Estey

Estey, Peter Lloyd - With heavy hearts, we share that Peter passed away suddenly on September 22, 2017, at the age of 67. He was born in Saint John, NB, son of the late Christena and James Estey. Peter was a loving husband, father, and grandfather (adored and affectionately known as “Bumpo”).  He will be missed by his loving wife, Maureen Jeffries; daughters Caroline (Jason) Taylor, Catherine (Aaron) Webstey, and Megan (Ryan Shute) Jeffries; grandchildren Ella, Drew, Sam and Charlie; brothers Dick (Cheryl) and Mac (Sue); and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by Barbara (Hunter) Estey.  Peter was a proud public servant for over 47 years. He retired from a lengthy and varied career in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Captain (N) and went on to join the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. From there, Peter enjoyed an interchange as the Federal Public Servant in Residence at the Dalhousie University School of Public Administration. He moved on to become the Assistant Commissioner of Atlantic Region, Canada Revenue Agency, during which time he received a National Public Service Award of Excellence in Management. In good times he recognized achievement, both big and small and in difficult times he listened and inspired. Peter was a true leader and role model – not just professionally but in life. He was always available to lend a thoughtful ear and share his measured wisdom. He went through his life giving, not taking. Peter had been happily retired since 2015 and enjoyed time with his family, tending to his gardens, travelling, and playing golf. Peter lived life with a positive approach and never took anything for granted. Peter was full of energy, humour and loved to make people happy – especially his family. He taught us that family and friends are the most important things in life. We will miss him dearly, but his memory will remain in our hearts forever. At Peter’s request, there will be a private family celebration of life. Please take a moment to remember him in your own special way. Memorial donations may be made in Peter’s name to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting


Peter Lloyd Estey;
Posted by Tutu Bakwena | 10/13/2017

I will miss you my friend. You were a true inspiration during my time at CATA (2010 -2013) and i cherish the wisdom you shared with me. I stand comforted that you will find eternal peace and that your legacy will live on among those who's hearts you touched in one way or another.

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Posted by frank horne | 10/13/2017

our deep condolences on your lost of a great gentleman that this world could use many more of ,I will miss his golf day visits by my work areas to chat.

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