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PEARSON, Peter James

PEARSON, Peter James

PEARSON, Peter James

We regret to announce the passing of Peter James Pearson on August 8th, 2011 in Kelowna at the age of 58.

He was born September 9th, 1952 in OK Mission. Son of the late Leonard and Margaret Pearson of Kelowna. Peter was predeceased by his wife Heather in 2008. He is survived by his children: Cassie (Chris) Risely, Cary (Tina) Pearson, Michael (Amber) Pearson, all of Kelowna. His four granddaughters: Anikia, Lyssa, Paige and Kylie. Also survived by eight siblings: Doug (Donna) Pearson of Mission, Wendy (Ron) Robinson of Osoyoos, Connie (Steve) Burt of Vernon, Russell (Irene) Pearson of Mission, Lorne (Brenda) of Grand Forks, Patricia MacMillan of grand Forks, Janet (Phil) McKerry of Evansburg Alberta, Kelly (Louise) of Vernon. Also sister in laws: Gail Prothmann, Lil (Ken) Kupser of Winfield. Brother in laws: Rob Williams, Darrell Procter of Armstrong, and mother in law Lydia Williams. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Peter was born in OK Mission, at the PS Mallam dairy farm, now known as Summerhill Estate Winery. Peter moved in 1955 with his family to the Ernie Day dairy farm where he spent his early years. He attended AS Matheseon, Dr. Knox and KSS Schools. He met and married Heather Williams in 1972. They raised 3 children in Kelowna. He spent 36+ years as a tireman at OK Tires. He was an avid golfer, pool player and fisherman. The outdoors was his passion in life.

Funeral service is being held on Friday August 19th at 6pm at Salvation Army Community Church on Sutherland. in lieu of flowers Family is asking donations be made to Player Development Trust Fund c/o B.C. Golf Assocation.


Condolence Messages
  • I was deeply sadden to hear of Peter's passing.I went to high school with Peter and bought my first set of tires from him. His honesty and caring for his customers where he worked always brought me back. Peter was always interested in what car I was building and seemed to take personal pride in helping me out with tire problems and selection. He will be missed. Peter has now retired to a place where it never rains on the golf course and the fish are always biting.

    All my best to his family.

    Rick Slaughter
    Aug 19, 2011
  • Pete will be sadly missed - I enjoyed golfing with him on Sundays. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Doris
    Aug 18, 2011
  • I offer my condolences to the family and friends of Pete. I have nothing but great memories of golfing, playing ball, fishing, camping and having the occasional beer with Pete. It has been an honor to have known him and to have had Pete as a friend.

    M.J.(Spike)Sawchuk
    Aug 16, 2011
  • Sorry to hear of your loss, bought many a tire from Pete, have known him for yearssssssssssssssssss. Randy Ritchey
    Aug 15, 2011
  • Pete was a great auto mechanic who diagnosd/advised & remedied our vehicles over the years with client 1st integrity. As a friend he was right up there and I will miss our meetings and rapport with him a lot.
    -- Brian O'Reilly
    Aug 15, 2011
  • Very sad to hear of Pete's passing. Our condolences to the family. Ray remembers the good old days of baseball and having Pete service his vehicle.
    Ray & Maureen Harke
    Aug 15, 2011