Peter William McKECHNIE
September 24, 1925 ~ December 02, 2013
During the early morning hours of December 2, 2013, Peter William McKechnie slipped quietly into the loving arms of his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.
Peter is preceded in death by his parents, Peter (1956) and Hermina (1989); first wife, Maybelle (1958); sisters, Mary (1914) and Agnes (1980). Peter is survived by his best friend and cherished wife of 53 years, Irene; 4 children: Megan (Dvid), Dennis, Jennifer, Peter (Noriko); 8 grandchildren: Alexandria (Nelson), Amanda (Jerad), Charlotte (Mike), Leah (Eric), Edward, Chance, Christopher, Wilfred; 2 great-grandchildren, Alex and Everett; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Peter’s life was dedicated to his family, his friends, and as a life-long and faithful servant of the Lord and to his church.
Born in Victoria, BC, Peter grew up in Oak Bay and Deep Cove on Vancouver Island, and often described his childhood years as “ideal”. At just 17, Peter proudly joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in order to support Canada’s efforts during WWII. He became a veteran after being shipped overseas to England during his service.
In 1946 Peter began work in Land Registry in Victoria. In 1962, he began work in the Municipal field in Saanich, BC. This work would take Peter and his family to several places around Vancouver Island as well as British Columbia and make for an interesting career and travel. Peter finally retired Land Agent from the City of Nanaimo, BC in 1987, but did contract out his services for a brief period to the Town of Ladysmith, BC. Over all of the years, across so many miles, and of all of the places that Peter worked and lived, he came across many people and touched many lives. So many times he was the first in line to help and the last one to go home. Now, his journey here is done, and he is finally home.
A Memorial Service is planned for December 20, 2013 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m. Donations may be made to the Benevolent Fund, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.