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September 27, 1941 - June 25, 2024

In loving memory ~

1941 - 2024

Peter Pukas passed away peacefully from bile duct cancer on June 25, 2024, with his wife by his side.

Born on the family farm Sept. 27, 1941, in Wynyard, Sask., Peter was raised in Wynyard and Creston, BC before moving to Golden where he worked as a millwright.

In 1980, Peter moved to Salmon Arm where he met Virginia. They married in 1981. Peter retired from Canoe Forest Products and enjoyed a long retirement.

Left to mourn him are his loving wife of 43 years Virginia, his daughters Leesa (Gino) and Marita (JP), daughter-in-law Roxanne, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also mourning Peter are his sisters Tricia and Zena as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son Lorne in 2022 and his brothers Russell, Victor, Paul, Harry and Terry. Peter was an avid outdoorsman who loved both being in nature and painting nature.

Many thanks to Dr. Weicker and the palliative care team, who made his natural passing peaceful, pain-free and dignified.

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 5 at 10:30 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Salmon Arm. Interment of his ashes will follow at Shuswap Memorial Cemetery. A Celebration of Life and luncheon will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 12:00 p.m. (downstairs in the hall).

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Fischers Funeral Services

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Friday, July 5, 2024
12:00 PM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

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