It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Boon Jr on October 27, 2018 at Health Sciences Centre hospital in Winnipeg MB, after battling prostate cancer. Pete passed away peacefully with his loving wife Doreen by his side.
Pete leaves to mourn the love of his life, Doreen (nee Chapellaz); Parents Peter and Annie Boon; Brothers, John, Fred, Richard (Cheryl), Christopher, and Paul; Sister Cathy Ash (Ray) and Brother in law Joe Gladu. Pete loved all of his Nieces and Nephews; Ari, Alexandra, Jason and Jennifer Boon, Dan & Alexis Kanu, Nicholas (Daly) and Lucas Gladu, Billy and Jessica Ash and Great Nieces and Nephews; Madison, Wellington and Imogen.
He was predeceased by his Brother Hank, Sister Annie Gladu and his Niece Amanda Boon.
Pete was born June 7, 1960 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and was raised in Fort Frances Ont. He grew up in Miscampbell, where he worked hard with his family on the farm. Pete graduated from Fort Frances High School. He recently retired from 28 years of service on the CN railway, where he made many lifelong friends. Pete had a passion for cars and was always reading the Autotrader. He also loved to ride his HD motorcycle, which was a great freedom for him. Pete was a hard worker, loyal friend, uncle, brother and husband.
On July 30, 2011, he married the love of his life Doreen Chapellaz. They resided in Winnipeg surrounded by great friends and family. Pete also loved his pets and had a soft spot for animals. He loved to travel with his wife Doreen from the East coast to the West coast and especially enjoyed their European trip with a stop in the Netherlands to visit family.
Pete had a big heart and knew how to tease everyone out of love of course. Thank you Doreen for loving Pete so much and being a part of our family. Pete’s friends were a big part of his life and he will be truly missed. We are so proud of how hard he tried to fight. It is time to rest Pete, we love you.
A memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Fort Frances, Ontario on Friday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. with lunch to follow. A celebration of Pete’s life will also be held on Friday, November 9, at 2:00 p.m. at the Silver Spike Saloon, 202 Bond Street, Winnipeg, MB. Flowers are gratefully declined; however donations in memory of Pete may be made to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation at Room 1160, 675 McDermot Ave., Wpg., MB R3E 0V9 or at www.cancercarefdn.mb.ca, with funds directed to prostate cancer.
Arrangements entrusted to: Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services