Hans “Peter” Orlick

April 20, 1946 – February 2, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and Opa on February 2, 2023 with family by his side, at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre. 

Peter is survived by his wife Valerie of 55 years, daughter Kerrie (Jim), sons Peter and Christopher and sister-in-law Lorraine.  He is remembered by his dedicated granddaughter Kimberly as well as his other grandchildren Lorne, Darren, Rose, Harly, Kristen, Aliyah, Kyle (Miranda) and Rhianne, and endeared friends Aurora, Paula and Vanessa. Peter is also survived by family members in Germany.

Peter was born in Marburg, Germany and moved to Winnipeg as a child.  He completed the drafting program at Tec Voc and went to work for Crippen Acres while attending U of M to complete courses in design and technology. He moved to Toronto and worked for Ontario Hydro for only a few years before returning to Manitoba.  He worked at Atomic Energy of Canada in Pinawa where he and Valerie raised their family.  In the late 1980’s the family moved to Beausejour.  After Peter left work at AECL he continued doing design work privately right up until his last days. 

Peter had a zest for life and was always busy.  He loved the outdoors, hiking, canoeing, skiing, fishing, golfing, playing baseball and especially pickle ball. He was a big fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers football.  In his younger years he played the violin with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.   He loved music of all kinds, often dancing and singing along to a favorite tune with volume cranked up loud.  He enjoyed painting, photography, history and stamp collecting.  Peter had a great sense of humour and never took life too seriously.  He loved to travel and he and Valerie made their winter home in both Texas and Mexico where they met many new friends.  In the summer time Peter enjoyed sitting around a camp fire with music and a drink or two.

Peter was always involved in the community.  He was involved with the Beausejour/Brokenhead Recreation Commission and volunteered at the Splash pool.  He helped at the Manitoba Games and the Players Cup and was nominated for the Premier’s Volunteer Service Award.   Peter had a passionate involvement with Habitat for Humanity for years and helped to design and build homes for families in the community.  He was on several committees in his condo building and rarely turned down a Whist or Bingo game, a coffee date or a potluck dinner.  Peter will be missed by the many people he met throughout his life. 

Thank you to everyone at Cancer Care and the Selkirk Regional Health Centre especially the caring staff on Medicine 1 during his last days.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Peter’s memory to Habitat for Humanity Selkirk Chapter. 

Cremation has already taken place.  In accordance with Peter’s wishes and his love of warm weather, a celebration of life will be held in the summertime. 

Friends and family are invited to share memories and condolences on Peter’s memorial page by using the comment field below.

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17 thoughts on “Hans “Peter” Orlick

  1. harvey hastman

    so sorry to hear of peters passing was my neighbour for many years when he lived in beausejour he was a great neighbour and also did alot for our town voluntering on many committies

  2. Brian and Lorraine Prychun

    Valerie and family. We are so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. Our prayers are with you. Deepest sympathy.

  3. Grant & Judy Plohman

    Val, we are very sad and sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. It was so nice to have you as neighbours for many years. Grant especially enjoyed across the street banter and golfing with Peter. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  4. Dave Donahue

    Val and Family I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. Geoff Knight

    Sorry to hear of Peter passing. Loved his sense of humour. My condolences to his family.

  6. Jan Law

    So sorry to hear about Peters passing. We were fortunate to have you as great neighbours on second street s. In Beausejour. Lots of good times.
    Memories Matter

  7. Susan Kaatz

    Val and family. I am so very sorry to hear of Peter passing. He was always such a nice guy. Had a real zest for life. Oh and Halloween. Will never forget that one time not sure who he scared more, me or the kids. Deepest condolences to you all. Hugs!!!!

  8. Ed and Charlotte Dubray

    Val and family, we are so saddened to hear of Peter’s passing. He was always very outgoing and willing to help his neighbors and the community. We have great memories from the time we spent as your neighbors on 2nd Street South. Worked with Peter on a few committees and his design work will always remain in the form of the Centennial Sign on Park Avenue. Thinking of you and the family at this difficult time.

  9. Neville and Diane Klann

    Val and family, we are so saddened to hear about the loss of Peter. We know he will be missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
    We were so fortunate to have Peter and Val as our neighbours for many years on Second Street South in Beausejour. He was always interested in his community and ready to help wherever he could.
    We are so sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories.
    Our deepest sympathies at this very sad time.

  10. Donna

    I am sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. You will remember me as Donna Campbell. We were in each other’s wedding parties way back in 1967 and 1968. I have thought of you and Peter often. Sorry it has to be at such a difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Wishing you and your family a safe journey through your loss and always remember the good and happy times in your lives.

  11. garry david

    peter was one of the nicest people i ever knew…..kind, generous and compassionate.,,,and will will be remembered for his many fine qualities. he was much loved and will be sadly missed. sending love and deepest sympathy to valerie and all the family…

  12. Harold

    Pat and Harold Winters
    So sorry Val for the loss of the love of your life! Pat and I only had the pleasure of yours and Peters company one year, while in Guayabitos! We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent with both of you! Peter was such a treasure! I enjoyed our morning walks in Mexico. We talked about everything, and solved most of the worlds problems, and created many more!😂😂😂. He will develop missed! Rest In Peace Kind friend. One day WE WILL WALK AGAIN!🥰🥰

  13. Helene & Lou Savisky

    So sorry for your loss Val, Kerrie & Jim, Peter & Christopher. Peter will be missed by his family, friends & all those who knew him. Gone but never forgotten.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

  14. Michelle Rutherford

    We are saddened to hear of Peter’s passing.
    We met Peter and Val in Mexico and so were recent friends.
    We remember Peter for his wit,his intelligence, and his zest for life. He always had some great story to tell us. And his energy level we envied
    Peter was a kind and friendly person. A true humanitarian. We were honored to call him friend.
    Rest in peace Peter.
    We will remember you ❤️

  15. Andrea Moore

    Val, my deepest sympathy on the passing of Peter. I always appreciated the kindness that both you and Peter showed my mother Nell.
    Andrea (Rumak) Moore

  16. Linda Stevens

    Sincere sympathy to Valerie and family. Peter was a very kind and generous person who was a great volunteer and friend to many. I will always appreciate your kindness to my nieces and sister-in-law.

  17. Virginia Mathews

    Dear Valerie,
    I am so sorry for your loss – please share my condolences with your family
    Virginia Mathews

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