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PETERSON, Tyler William

PETERSON, Tyler William

November 12, 1987 to December 22, 2017.

With broken hearts the Peterson family announces the sudden passing of their son and brother Tyler.

Tyler attended Glenmore Elementary, Dr Knox Middle School and Kelowna Senior Secondary.

He was a member of 1st Glenmore Scouts, achieving his Queen’s Scout Award. He was an avid athlete and excelled in baseball and Tae Kwon Do where he achieved his 3rd degree black belt.

In recent years he had been working for Step Energy, and had recently been promoted to supervisor status in October. He loved the north country almost as much he loved his family holidays on Hornby Island.

Tyler matured into a fine young man, hardworking, fun loving, enjoyed challenging tasks and was on the threshold of a successful career in the energy industry. He had a positive attitude, a winning smile that was contagious to those around him.

Tyler leaves his grieving parents, Audrey and Brian, his sister Natalie and brother Michael. He is also survived by grandparents Natalie Dolynny (Port Alberni), Sig and Elizabeth Peterson (Victoria), uncles and aunts, Yvonne and Rob McArthur (Port Alberni), Alan and Lori Peterson (Grand Forks), Don and Deborah Peterson (Hornby Island), Alison and Joe Duff (Victoria), Leanne Dolynny (Port Alberni), and many cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Mike Dolynny and his uncle, Gord Dolynny.

Condolence Messages
  • Feb 08, 2018
    I thought of you yesterday. Wondered how you were doing, and what was new in your life. I figured I'd check Facebook, and maybe shoot you a message, as the last time I heard from you, it was to wish me a Happy Birthday. Just 4 days after yours.
    I still can't believe it's true. My heart breaks for you and your family.
    Thinking of you all in these difficult times, and sending all of my love.
    - Ainsleigh Christie
  • Jan 12, 2018
    Audrey and Brian,
    So shocked and saddened to hear of Tyler's passing. No words can express how sorry we were to hear the news. Memories of our children's childhoods together flooded back, so many happy times. Patrick's favourite memory of Tyler is watching him walking from your home to ours - dressed in full army gear and carrying his special blanket !! Sending much love to you, Natalie and Michael.
    Love, Carol and Patrick Lust & family (now in Victoria)
  • Jan 06, 2018
    Tyler and I trained together at Kees and he taught TKD to my kids for a number of years. He had great energy and spirit and I admired his leadership skills. Our family moved away from Kelowna a number of years ago but I remember one of the last things I said to him before I left was that his smile lit up a room. And it truly did. He was an exceptional young man and he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his grieving family and friends at this time.
    Ross and Allison Mckenzie
  • Jan 05, 2018
    Brian and Audrey, my family and I lived on Pinehurst and I have such fond memories spending time with you all. Going for family dinners, and my brother Casey and him wrestling and playing baseball. Going to the pond and having lemonade stands. One time we spent the money earned from the lemonade stand on pizza and a movie and a bunch of us had a blast. I am so sorry for your great loss and my family will be as well when I let them know.
    All my love, Emily Lust
  • Jan 04, 2018
    To Tyler's Family;
    You are constantly in our thoughts. This is so sad, and we are both very sorry for your loss. It's a huge heart ache to deal with. We are here for you.
    Rhonda and Larry Schatz
  • Jan 04, 2018
    Brian, Audrey and family,
    We are saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your treasured son. There is nothing more difficult than losing a child.
    Cherish the good times and keep him forever in your heart. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
    Dennis & Kelly Wolfe
  • Jan 03, 2018
    Brian and your family, we are shaken by your loss and wish you the strength to find your way forward. Please reach out if there is anything we can do.
    Paul and Wendy Berrington
  • Jan 03, 2018
    Our heartfelt condolences to the Petersons on their tremendous loss. I remember Tyler as a fine young man.
    He attended school, scouts and played baseball with our son. I am heartbroken for you and at a loss for words to express the sorrow I feel that this has happened to your family.
    Donna & Kimmo Numminen
  • Jan 02, 2018
    Dear Peterson family,
    I'm so sorry to hear about Tyler's passing. I just got the news and am in total disbelief! Tyler was like another son to me. He was always so kind, respectful, and loving; a complete joy to be around.
    Tyler, I'm so glad I got to meet you! Am going to miss you my beautiful young friend! So..until we meet again..R.I.P. dear one.
    With love,
    Karen Witt (Joy Donaldson's mom)
  • Jan 02, 2018
    Words cannot express how heart broken I am for you and your family. I just found out, I am so very sorry if there is anything your family needs please let us know. My heart goes out to you and your family.
    Dana and Family xox
  • Jan 01, 2018
    I am in complete shock at the moment as Tyler was more like family to us then a friend . I just can't wrap my mind around it. One of the truest and kindest of souls I've had the honour of knowing. My heart is broken over this terrible loss. I'm so sorry for his family and am sending much love and prayers to you all.
    Joy Donaldson
  • Dec 31, 2017
    Brian Audrey and family we are so sad to hear about your loss. I remember many good times watching the guys of first glenmore growing up. Our thoughts are with you.
    Scouter Paul Ryan and Upsdell Witherly family
  • Dec 31, 2017
    Audrey, Brian, Natalie and Michael. We are so saddened to hear about Tyler. We have so many memories of the kids all growing up together and all the fun they had over the years on Pinehurst. Skating in the pond, swimming all summer and so many road hockey games. Tyler was such a fine young man, he will be missed. Our deepest condolences at this very difficult time. Carolyn, Brett and Kaelynn Schatz.
  • Dec 31, 2017
    Brian and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your son. I can't amagine the heartbreak you are feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Sandy & Frank Lenarcic.
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Brian and family my deepest condolences to you at this very difficult time. Hugs and love.
    Diane Feist
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Brian, Audrey and family... so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that our thoughts are with you during this time of unfathomable grief. Loads of hugs to all.
    Selmer and Shirley
    Jacquie, Brian and family
    Stacy, Teresa and family
  • Dec 30, 2017
    I haven't seen Tyler for a long time, but we had the same group of friends just after high school.
    What a funny, bright, talented person he was. Always so happy and full of energy! We lost touch over the years, as we moved on into adult life.
    My fondest memory of Tyler is when he attempted to show us some of his martial arts by jumping over a couch that we had put outside on the driveway. He bailed hard! Being Tyler... he got right back up and tried again! Once again, he bailed. I will never forget the way he made the whole group laugh.
    Very sad to hear of his passing. Hoping that all of his family and friends can find comfort in togetherness during this difficult time.
    Stacey Wilcox
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Thoughts and prayers to the Peterson family from the Tucker families. A good Scout gone home way, way too soon.
  • Dec 30, 2017
    OMG this is horrible news. Im so sorry to read this and my heart breaks for you guys. Xoxo. Love from us xo. Marian, Megan, Robyn and Devin
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Brian.Audrey and family
    my love and hugs go out to you all at this heart-breaking time. May your many memories help you at this time.
    Carol Koenig.
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Shocked and saddened to hear the news of Tyler's passing. He was a very good friend of my son Justin's back in School. I remember him to be a very polite and quiet young lad. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very difficult time. Dal and Surinder Bains
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Audrey, Brian, Natalie and Mike; my heart breaks for you. Remember the good times. Sending you hugs and love and a wish for peace.
    Gerri Cottle
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Brian, Audrey, Natalie and Michael, there are no words to express how sad we are to hear of Tyler's passing. His energy and positive attitude will keep him in our hearts and memories forever. Hugs from our family to yours.
    Jeff & Linda
  • Dec 29, 2017
    Brian, Audrey and family, my heart is breaking for you and your family. Sending love and hugs your way. Linda and Rick Cichon
  • Dec 29, 2017
    Hi, just found out, so sorry to hear this sad news. Brian and Audrey may you find some peace at this difficult time. Richard