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


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Posted by Bruce Hirst (Cdr Ret'd) | 10/27/2017

I was at our annual "Pusser's" reunion last night in Ottawa and many of us heard about Peter's passing for the first time. I served with Peter for many years in both the Navy and the Public Service and came to know him well. He was a great leader with exceptional people skills--including his wonderful sense of humour in difficult situations. My only bad memory is that he always beat me at golf!!!! Please know that he was remembered well at our reunion and that our sympathies go out to all his family.

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Posted by Ian MacDonald | 10/20/2017

My sincere sympathy to Maureen and family on your profound loss. I hope that many wonderful memories of Peter will help to sustain you during this difficult time.

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