Passing of Peter Coward

September 4, 2014

With great sadness we have to tell you that another former Optimist is no longer with us. We have just learned that Peter Coward has passed away on August 31, 2014. Pete was a member of both the Scout Band and Opti-Corps.


August 19, 1936 - August 31, 2014

Dad passed peacefully after a battle with cancer. He was pre deceased by his parents Alice and Arthur, brother John, wife Jackie and son Loran (Northcott). He is survived by daughters Dawn (John Bronk), Lorna Jones, Wendy Kirwin , Kim (Bob Parker) and son Steve (Rita), 9 grandchildren , 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dad spent most of his life on the water. He was a Chief Petty Officer 1st Class in the Naval Reserves, worked for the BC Coast Guard and retired from CFB Esquimalt. He was also a member of the White Ensign Naval Club. The greatest love of his life was Jackie and they enjoyed the lives they shared with their family. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Boniface Hospital and to the staff at Riverview for making his last weeks comfortable.

Memorial Service

  • A servivice will be held in Winnipeg on September 6. The location is Cropo Funeral Chapel and the time is 11 am.
  • Cropo Funeral Chapel
    1442 Main St
    Winnipeg, MB
    R2W 3V7
    (204) 586-8044