Peter Ridley

It is with immense sorrow that we announce the passing of our dearly beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Peter Ridley, aged 78.

Peter is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, lrene ; son Carl, daughters Lucy-Ann (Brian) and Janette (Andy); grandchildren Brandan (Maressa), Devan, Jordan (Courtenay), Trevor (Hannah), Natalie and Oliver (Laura); great-grandchildren William, Samuel, George, Ella and Olivia. He was predeceased by his daughter Susan.

Peter was born in Newcastle on Tyne, England. He worked in the shipbuilding and automotive industries as a draughtsman, then when computerization overtook his trade he moved with his wife to Victoria BC and became a school custodian.

Peter loved motorcycles, fishing, hiking and kayaking.  He hiked the length and breadth of Britain, and in Victoria he built his own kayak so he could explore the coastal waters around the south of the Island.

A loving husband and father, Peter was a committed church goer, had a strong sense of right and wrong, and an impish sense of humour. He will be missed by his family and hundreds of friends in England and Canada.

A big thank you to Dr. Froese, his primary care doctor, and to the doctors and nurses at Duncan Hospital for their care and concern. No flowers by request, but a donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, or a charity of choice. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road, Duncan.