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PETER, Julia ( aka Lea )

PETER, Julia ( aka Lea )

Peter: Julia (Aka Lea) . Born in Budapest, Hungary June 13, 1926, died peacefully January 22, 2018. From her beginnings in Europe where she completed her education; survived WWll, to arriving in Canada with 2 sons, a loving husband, Lea learned her 5th language (English). Years later a daughter was born. After moving around BC and AB, the family settled in Red Deer, AB, where she taught French and German at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School until retiring in 1985. Lea championed educational opportunities for her students to travel to Europe and also to compete in language competitions where they often won top scores surpassing students who were competing in their mother tongue. It was in Red Deer where Lea joined various groups and volunteered and showed her prized Puli winning several prizes. In 1998 she and her husband moved to Kelowna, BC. The beauty of the Okanagan and warm climate simplified the decision to move nearer to their daughter. Here, her main interests developed to sharing her knowledge and love of history and art with friends and members of Seniors Learning in Retirement. Predeceased by her husband John, grandson Lindsay; and MIA son Henry, Lea is survived by her son Les; daughter Judy (Brendan); granddaughter Sarah (Josh) great grandson


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Condolence Messages
  • Mar 01, 2018
    Judy and family,
    I will certainly miss Lea's spark and wisdom at SLR. She brought such lively interest to presentations and discussion. I am sorry I am unable to attend your mother's service. Her life needs to be celebrated.
    Elo Fox
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