Peter left us on Friday the 13th, November 2015. He died at home in Banff, he was 76 years old.
He was born in Meggen, Switzerland and immigrated to Canada as a young boy and eventually settled in Banff. The last 25 years were commited to the Shuswap as well. Peter’s unconventional wisdom and vision brought him success as the founder of the Banff Book and Art Den; The Grizzly House and Narrows Village at Shuwap Lake.
Peter was a unique character who forged his own path in life and was an inspiration to many. He would challenge anyone but ended up being a shepherd to so many of us instead.
Narrows Village was Peter’s utopia; an off the grid, self-sustaining paradise serving the best and most entertaining dinners on Shuswap Lake. He also conceived and founded the Fungi Festival in Sicamous.
Peter will be sorely missed by his lady Ellen Visser, daughters Brigitte and Gabi, and by Barbara, the mother of his children. Peter’s Grizzly House and Narrows Village families will also feel the loss of their founder and leader.
We will all miss Peter holding court on the deck of the pagan palace with his pipes and Malbec. A celebration of his life will be held this coming summer at Narrows Village.
Friends wishing to remember Peter are encouraged to make a donation, in his memory, to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Calgary, #6500, 7007-14 Street,SW.,Calgary, AB T2V 1P9; (403) 943-8888 in lieu of floral tributes.
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