PETER CLAYTON STAGG

Stagg, Peter Clayton

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Peter Clayton Stagg in Nanaimo, BC, on May 21, 2010 after a brief illness. Born in Madras, India, July 9, 1926, Peter lived an interesting life traveling back and forth between India and England, eventually evacuated to Ootacamund in the Nilgiri Hills, India, where he finished school. Peter was asked to “camp” for King George and attended boot camp on VE day, 1945. After serving with occupational forces in Hiroshima, Japan, having trained as a Royal Air Force mechanic, Peter completed his degree in Architecture at the University of London. He emigrated to Canada in 1955 and settled in Vancouver. He met his wife Molly while on a return trip to England and they were married in Vancouver, 1960. Peter worked for various firms and in private practice before finishing his career with the City of Vancouver’s Civic Buildings Department. Peter was involved with many iconic buildings in Vancouver, including the old courthouse conversion to the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Carnegie Centre in the downtown Eastside. Peter retired in 1986, moved to Lanztville in 1993, and finally just up the road to Nanaimo in 2007.

Peter was a generous soul to all his friends, had a zest for life, an avid connoisseur of food and drink, a jack of all trades, cook, mechanic, handyman, carpenter, woodworker, tailor, gardener, computer whiz, he dedicated his life to raising two children alone when Molly fell ill. He continued to travel extensively throughout his life. His jovial laugh was infectious, his intellect and anecdotal knowledge left an impression on everyone he met, however brief it might have been.

Predeceased by his beloved parents Violet (1965) and Herbert (1974); his dear wife, Molly (1986). Survived by son, Andrew (Angie); daughter, Liz (Michael); grandchildren: Evan, Gabrielle and Janelle.

A Memorial Service will be held Sat May 29th at Noon, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 257, in Lantzville, BC. Donations to the Royal Canadian Legion.

“The best of men cannot suspend their fate. The good die early, the bad die late.”

Telford’s of Nanaimo/Ladysmith

(250)754-2254 (250) 245-5553


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