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.
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.
I was saddened to hear of Peter's passing. I truly enjoyed working with him. We had some of the most interesting debates/discussions. I admire him for making some not so popular decisions but he stood his ground. May he rest in peace.
Dear Maureen, I am so very sorry for your loss. It is very difficult to come up with the words to say to someone when they lose the person they love and share their life. Peter was a wonderful man....with a zest for life and a great sense of humour. He was loved and respected by many....a doer and a giver....and made many contributions to his family, community and world at large. Hopefully you can take comfort in how well he lived.... Love your friend.... Angie Banks
Dear Mac and Sue, Please accept my sincere sympathy. The death of your brother is a terrible loss and it is very clear that he touched many lives in a remarkable way. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of Peter's family.
To Peter's family and friends, I am so very sorry for your deep loss. It was with shock and sadness that I learned of Peter's passing. Peter was a mentor to me, one of the people responsible for bringing me into the public service of Canada. He was kind, articulate, sharp as a tack, humble, experienced, with a constant twinkle in his eye. He always had a good word for everyone. His calm, steady, pointed, and evidence-based approach were a hallmark. I don't think that he ever knew what a lasting influence he had on my career, but I am endlessly grateful for that influence. May he rest in peace, and to his family, while he will live on in all of you, please know that his legacy lives on in more people than he could have ever known. He was, and remains, loved. Thank you for sharing him, and please accept my sincerest condolences.