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December 24, 2014
RIP ! U are missed!
December 24, 2014
Love the Big Valley MERRYBCHRISTMAS NICK LV U!
November 16, 2014
Still obsessed with the show. Loved his acting and expressions. Thanks for the memories, Peter. May he rest in peace.
November 02, 2014
You are very much missed I came across the CD that you made Ican't stop playing it at night when I am suppose to be sleeping I put the head set on play it over and over so that I don't disturb anyone else I wish that you had made more than one CD you have a very nice singing voice and are missed very much
October 27, 2014
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
October 23, 2014
Loved Big Valley . you were my favorite you will be missed RIP Nick
October 06, 2014
I have loved The Big Valley show since I was a child. Peter was such a great actor! I had the privilege of seeing Peter in person in New Orleans at The Beverly Dinner Playhouse. The play was called Mary Mary I believe. Mother tried to get me to go up and ask for his autograph but I was too shy! I always regretted it! What a keepsake that would have been! God's Blessings to the family.
September 29, 2014
"Rest in Peace Peter I Always Have a place and My Heart FOR YOU.
September 28, 2014
best actor we miss you nick
September 04, 2014
This load mouth Nick was my favorite. Because the actors good heart shined through.
August 08, 2014
Rest in peace
August 05, 2014
Peter Breck was always by cowboy hero as a young boy and still today, I cherish the character of Nick that Peter Breck portrayed. He was a tremendous contribution to the television entertainment industry.
July 29, 2014
I have always love the show Nick was my favor
July 28, 2014
Sunrise to sunset...and in between the bright light of the day....life starts timid but in unbelievable colors,life leaves with the same timid start..but bolder, much much more intense is the light...haven opens his gates and welcomes you Peter,your many hue of colors are still brighten us all....I bet God loves his Cowboy. God bless your soul,amen.this poem just came to me ?? for you, it was 1978 and I was 10, I loved the bold and tuff Nick..kinda like iam . Hugs
July 28, 2014
May God embrace you and your son in his grace. Your presence will be missed.Deepest condolences to his family and friends,amen.
July 28, 2014
It was 1978 and I was 10, western shows were always and still are my fav.I love Mr. breck,I loved the character of Nick in the Big Valley,still today I watch.Loved the tuff and kind Nick Barkley,he was the best!!! Iam 45 today,a mom to two young kids married for 18...but Peter Breck will always have a special place in my heart.I did read his bio,and his wife letter to the fans....I like that man now even more.May God bless his soul and his son's as well and keep a watchfull eye on his darling wife,Amen. P.s. I growup in Italian riviera and is there I start watching The Big Valley, I even wrote to the tv station for pics, I got some big and nice ones of the whole cast and himself alone,I still have them.I live in south Cali now for 25 years....God bless you all. ????
July 26, 2014
I love peterbreck I enjoy watching the big valley
July 12, 2014
I watched The Big Valley as a young teen .I've always enjoyed western's.I liked every cast member.But Mr Breck was special.I named one of my toughest cats Barkley. For Nick of coarse
June 27, 2014
Peter was a great actor
June 25, 2014
Mr. Breck was a hero to me as a child in reruns and today is the same hero to my children. He, was a class act.
June 23, 2014
Nick, you were the man that made every film you were in, especially The Big Valley
June 22, 2014

i love the big valley movie peter break was wonderfull acter we miss him
June 15, 2014
Peter Breck was one of the greatest.He will be greatly missed.
May 18, 2014
Peter was a great actor and he always gave his all in everything he did. He is sorely missed by all of us who enjoyed his acting skills and great personality.
May 16, 2014
May 15, 2014
"I enjoyed everything that Peter Breck ever starred in. I was a big fan of his... and he will be missed;especially by me.THank you for your talent." T.McCoy-Murphysboro,Il
May 09, 2014
April 29, 2014
I watch The Big Valley everyday. I loved Peter Breck (Nick)...R.I.P
March 30, 2014
I was sorry to hear the news about Peter. I had the privilege of meeting him and his wife when they visited at my parent's home back in the 70's. Myself and my family came from Gloucester, MA and I also knew his step mother Mary Breck. I also remember when she worked at Sterling drug store.
March 30, 2014
Virginia miller loved him watched in 60 now with grandchild . Keep them coming.
March 23, 2014
The whole cast of the Big Valley were my hero's. Watching that show back in the late 60's was a great wholesome show. I miss Richard Long and now Peter Breck. Thank you both for all that you have given us for entertainment! Rest in Peace all of you! You were both wonderful at your craft!
March 22, 2014
March 14, 2014
What a great lost of a tallented man rip
March 13, 2014
Remembering Peter Breck on his birthday, March 13th. Nick Barkley was my hero at a very young age when I first saw the handsome, headstrong and honorable cowboy stride across the screen in all his magnificence. I was hooked at that moment and never missed an episode. Except for the many plays Peter Breck performed in I have seen almost every role he performed in. He was a suburb actor, loving husband, devoted father, and an actor that truly appreciated his many fans. I miss you Peter now and for always. You are irreplaceable and unforgettable.
March 07, 2014
It was always good to watch the show and now even more so because it makes us feel a little spunk and of course it's just to bad that things are no longer the way they used to be rest in peace Peter there is peace where you are.
March 04, 2014
March 02, 2014
I still watch the reruns of the big valley. I grew up with Nick Barkley.. l took it to heart when I realised Peter breck had passed away. It made me think how all our lives are fragile. You were a lucky women Diana to have known him
March 02, 2014
RIP Nick. Will always be grateful for the many years of enjoyment that you gave us
February 27, 2014
Just started watching The Big Valley recently and I just love Peter Breck. I was very little when the show was on originally. I am sorry I missed the career of such a handsome and talented actor. I have to say I have a bit of a crush on him.. My sympathies to his wife. She was a lucky lady.
February 27, 2014
In loving memory, may he always rest in peace. Blessings to you & your family from Lori Webster.
February 26, 2014
I still watch Big Valley Monday thru Friday. Nick was my favorite on the show. R.I.P.
February 08, 2014
Peter Breck was an all time great actor and will be greatly missed Shirley florida
January 11, 2014
I remember meeting Peter Breck in person when I was in Jr. High. Big Valley was my favorite show back then. He made an appearance at a shopping mall and after standing in line to see him, I thought I was going to melt when I came face to face with him! He was so cool to watch on TV, but in person he sure made this young teenager's heart go pitter pat! It sure is fun to be able to watch reruns of Big Valley!
November 03, 2013
My HERO PETER BRECK,rest in peace. Thanks for everything. I will never forget you. Pease to your family.
October 31, 2013
Love the show Big Valley it was one of it's kind. All the main actors were great, most of the time there's always a favorite but to tell the truth they all were just as great and all very different.All three of the boys put there own magic touch to the show, loved all the guys. Nick is a favorite of mind in a lot of shows that I have seen him in. He is the kind of guy I would have loved to know. Miss you Nick R.I.P.
October 22, 2013
I am going to miss this great actor, but I realize that I have the future opportunity to see again along with all of the other great performers that will be resurrected back to life on earth !
October 16, 2013
IN LOVING MEMORY.


10/16/2013
October 16, 2013
I JUST DISCOVERED PETER BRECK IN THE PAST YEAR. WHAT I MISSED ALL THOSE OTHER YEARS! I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO KNOW HIM AS I AM SURE MANY OTHER PEOPLE WOULD HAVE ALSO. LOVING THOUGHTS TO YOU PETER AND DIANE.
October 09, 2013
His step mother was mary breck, she worked at sterling drug in gloucester, ma. as a little girl when i visted my grandmother i would walk to the corner store. Mary would wait on me and help me pick out candy.. quiet lady.
September 29, 2013
Great Actor. R.I.P
September 26, 2013
So there were three sons on the Big Valley and the girls had most crush on Heath. But I liked "Nick" he was rugged and strong. I bet Mr. Breck was like this in real life. I enjoy watching re-runs of Big Valley and mostly when Mr. Breck is main character. He is an excellent actor. You are still alive in our hearts and will always remember you.
September 26, 2013
In loving memory
September 17, 2013
I still watch Big Valley everyday. Nick was my favorite on the show.
September 16, 2013
One of the all time greats. Nick Barkley was always my hero as a child. Hell, I'm over 50 years old now and I still wear black leather gloves and waistcoats.
September 10, 2013
You were my absolute favorite actor in all western shows! Rest in peace??I will miss you!
September 10, 2013
He will be missed
September 04, 2013
I was in 8th grade when The Big Valley aired and I have loved it ever since. Watching reruns now, it's sad to know that Victoria, Jarrod, and Nick are gone. Hard to believe. But you will live on in our hearts forever. And I hope that one day the entire cast will ride up to greet me. Rest in Peace, my friend.
September 03, 2013
As a young man I looked up to Nick Barkley , he taught me to stand up for myself and have a heart at the same time .
September 03, 2013
Peter Breck was my favorite on The Big Valley, I enjoy watching the reruns today, thank you and all the other actors who played on this show. He will be missed. : (

Glenda
September 02, 2013
I meet Mr Breck in El Paso Texas I will never forget him he was great and handsome man. Rest in peace in the great Big Valley Sky

Love Always
IDa Contreras Fabens Texas
August 31, 2013
I watched Peter Breck in the Big Valley series as a child & now with grandchildren of my own I watch the reruns with them as I'm doing now as I post this message. Please know that you gave me many years of enjoyment and you will be sadly missed.
August 31, 2013
I loved The Big Valley the best western series, I still watch them over and over. My favourite actor was Peter Breck ( Nick Barkley ) the handsome gentleman. He will be loved and sadly missed by all his fans.
August 28, 2013
You made the show Mr. Breck
Your in my heart and thoughts now.
August 28, 2013
Loved your roll as Nick, you were my favorite. I remember as a kid watching the big valley with my Mom & Dad. It's way cool watching the reruns!!!!, brings back old memories. R.I.P in The Big Valley Heaven.
August 28, 2013
I first became aware of the power, presence, and charisma of Peter Breck when 'The Big Valley' aired when I was a child. The way he would stride across the street, no falter in his step, projecting utter confidence, naturalness, and acceptance; it still catches my eye when I watch reruns. If ever an actor brimmed with vitality, love for life, charisma, charm, and vigor, it was Peter Breck. I am saddened by his passing, but glad we were given the gift of seeing his character on television. And what a thoroughly handsome man he was; just captivating and mesmerizing. RIP, Peter, and please know the joy you brought to so many.
August 23, 2013
With wonderful thoughts of you .
August 22, 2013
Watching the BIG VALLEY as I write this note. Certainly is a western classic. Loved Nick's rugged character. He is in God's hands now. Sending my prayers out to his wife Diane and thank you for sharing Peter to the world of television.
August 21, 2013
Love you Nick
August 15, 2013
I loved and still love the show...thank God for reruns! All the guys were terrific, but must say "Nick" was my favorite...lucky Mrs. Breck who enjoyed him all those years!
August 14, 2013
Loved, loved, loved seeing the Big Valley , even now, every day. Peter Breck was my very favorite actor in the show, and I think about his wonderful wife and what she went through during his illness. 52 years- that says a lot about them both. RIP Peter and God bless Diane.
Rose W. in Alabama
August 06, 2013
Greetings Breck family. I love Peter Breck, I watch all the reruns, my sister is a Heath (Lee Major fan) but I love Nick. I don't feel they show him enough. I hope to meet Peter in Heaven one day. God bless you Breck family. Nick Barkley was the best, but not more that Peter Breck.
August 01, 2013
A fine actor, noble man, television and film star. I will remember Peter Breck with a very special feeling and one that I think will always last. From a VERY big fan!
July 30, 2013
I have always been a fan of Peter Breck. I loved him on Big Valley as Nick. I always wished I had a big brother and he would be like Nick Barkley. I am so sorry about his passing. I knew he had been ill. But we lost a good western star.
July 20, 2013
YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED WISH I COULD HAVE MET YOU LOVE BIG VALLEY STILL WATCH EVERY SHOW
July 17, 2013
Dear Diane and family,
I am watching Peter as Nick in the Big Valley. I am a fan and have great memories as a kid watching him and the entire cast. I am sorry for your loss and God bless you.
July 13, 2013
Dear Diane and the Breck Family I am so sorry for your loss. I watch Peter on The Big Valley now in reruns on MeTV It was one of my favorite shows and I enjoy watching it over and over I still can't believe 3 of the members of that cast are now gone. RIP Peter I will always love you as playing NICK on that show. and to his Family He will always be a guardian angel watching over all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
July 05, 2013
Rest in peace.a great actor.
July 03, 2013
He is so dashing on the screen! He has always been one of my favorite actors. It is so sad that someone who portrayed such viral and vital men should have to die, but he will always live in our hearts and minds as long as we have TV.

A true fan,

Barbara Craig
Henderson, Tx
July 03, 2013
Peter Breck as Nick Barkley in Big Valley was superb; definitely one of my all time favorite actors. He made you feel Big Valley was not a movie, but reality, and he really was Nick. He was that good. Amazing! Condolences to his family. He will be missed.
June 21, 2013
May God Bless Your Family! We miss you.
June 08, 2013
One of the first programs I watch when I came from Cuba, I could not understand any thing he said, but it was worth to watch it, just to look at him. Rest in Peace, Peter........
June 05, 2013
I really enjoyed Peter Breck on THE BIG VALLEY, he was one of my most favorire actors. My condolences to his family.
May 25, 2013
He Was A Great Actor. As I Sit Here And Watch Him Now On Big Valley. Thank God For The DVR And Thank God For Diana His Dedicated Wife Of 52 Years. I Will Keep You In Prayer. Thanks Glenda Lawrence Ontario, CA
May 22, 2013
Thank you for the many good memories of watching good TV shows like The Big Valley, Maverick and others! TV will never be the same as it was back when you were a star!! Nick Barcley was my favorite character and I remember wanting to be like him as a child! You will be remembered and may God bless your wonderful wife of 52 years!! I know she will miss you and cherish every memory of you!!!
May 21, 2013
God Bless him!..I had a big crush on him when i was a child..Thank you for his presence and Bless you all!
May 18, 2013
He was such a delightful, charming presence. I wish I could have met him, to tell him how much I really and truly enjoyed watching him in The Big Valley, during the 1960's.
May 14, 2013
Rest in Peace Peter Breck :) you are loved and missed by many!
May 14, 2013
I remember my parents watching thw Big Valley when i was growing up..im so thankful that the INSP channel shows all the reruns now so i can watch it! I absolutely, positively LUV nick barkley's hot-headed temper, his walk..his talk..and his love for his family and best of all his awesome laugh :) i was born in '68 and now get to watch and understand why my parents loved the show! RIP Peter Breck..u are loved and missed by many ..including me :)
May 11, 2013
Peter Breck was my hero, my favorite actor of all time. I was ten years old when I fell for the rugged, good-looking cowboy Nick Barkley, and I continue to watch Peter Breck in every role he ever played, and listen to his heart felt voice on his cd. He will live in my heart for ever.
May 05, 2013
I love you & will miss you dearly, Peter. My family love your work even as of today!!! I ask The Lord to always be with you and your family. Rest in the arms of Him. You are missed by many.
May 02, 2013
I love Peter and will truly miss him...so thankful that we can still see him on tv...RIP..Peter
April 06, 2013
such a great man, I loved him as Nick and still watch the wonderful reruns on METV,
My heart goes out to his family. He is resting in peace.
Margo R.
March 25, 2013
iam sorry for your loss time goes on they say just when it seem to stand still think of the best time u 2 had together smile and no he was just there
March 09, 2013
GREAT WESTERN HERO HE WILL BE MISSED
March 01, 2013
For The Breck Family I know what death is! It's very hard never for get the way he rely was! I & my Family just lost my only Brother Perry in death of 12/18/2012 it wasn't his foult the other Guy ran the stop sine pulled out in front of him. He was on his way too work on his motor scooter he was only 56. I never got a chance too say Goodbye never , never? He was my only Brother who though me every thing. Like Nick Barkley what a Great Man just like Jarred was. All my Love too you in general. Mimi & Lola
March 01, 2013
my middle son is named nick my young is heath they r half brothers also but your chacthers on the big valley made them as they r today loving brothers thank well miss u papa say so
February 26, 2013
I absolutely loved him as Nick in the Big Valley. I have been trying to get all the series. Rest in Peace.
February 18, 2013
I was under a discussion about Peter Breck and decided to look him up. So sorry for your loss and the loss of a awesome Bad Boy Cowboy. Peter will not be forgotten.
February 18, 2013
I was under a discussion about Peter Breck and decided to look him up. So sorry for your loss and the loss of a awesome Bad Boy Cowboy. Peter will not be forgotten.
February 10, 2013
Miss you! You will live forever as Nick. The joy you brought is endless! Rest in peace!
January 28, 2013
Loved him on the Big Valley.Some people live on with their work,thanks for the memories
January 27, 2013
Some people never fade away, and Mr. Breck is one of them. Beloved by all of us for making the dashing Nick Barkley 'real', knowing that Peter himself was a true 'good guy' makes him just that much better. Inspiring, warm and talented, he'll never be forgotten. Thank you for sharing yourself with us, and thank you to Diane for being will to do so!
January 25, 2013
I have watched The Big Valley from a child and still do to this day.My favorite was Nick with that anger problem he really made the show he was scared of anybody and please don't bother his family My condolenses go out to you Diane and the kids
January 14, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear of Peter Breck's passing.I loved watching his work when I was a boy and still do today.A 2011 letter to him and his lovely wife confirmed that we crossed paths in Vancouver many years ago.I'm happy to have had only that brief moment.Thank you Mr.Breck!
Stephen Brown (Kawagoe City,Japan)
January 13, 2013
Hard to believe it has been almost a year since you've been gone. We all still miss you so very much. You may be gone from the earth but not forgotten. God Bless You, your wife, Diane, and your family.
January 13, 2013
Just was made aware of this site and wanted to share my heart. I have been a fan of Peter Breck most of my life. Watching "Big Valley" is something I've done for over 40 years. His acting was so believable every young woman fell for his character, Nick Barkley. I still am mesmerized by those dimples and big smile. Those old shows keep his memory alive. May he rest in peace and may his wife take comfort that so many loved him.
January 12, 2013
I am a huge and lifelong fan of Peter Breck's. Some of my very earliest memories are of seeing him as he played Nick Barkley on TV's The Big Valley. I still watch him in the reruns whenever I can. I also remember seeing him in the movie Benji. May he rest in peace. My sympathies to his beloved wife and to all his loved ones then, now, and always. May they find comfort in memories of him as time goes on.
January 10, 2013
Dear Diane,
I loved watching Big Valley, because of Nick Barkley, he took my breath away, and I still watch the reruns, and throw kisses at the TV screen. You were lucky to be the love of his life. I can imagine how much you must miss him. Gone to soon. I've caught him on some other old show reruns, like Bonaza. I hope you, and the rest of the family, enjoy knowing how much he was loved by all of his fans.
January 05, 2013
Peter Breck was most handsome the best on Big Valley. I grew up watching him and still watch Big Valley reruns my favorite.

Celeste, Maryland
January 05, 2013
Peter Breck will be truly missed. He was absolutely the best and I watched Big Valley because of him to this day. He was very handsome and kept you watching even though you've seen the reruns over and over.
January 04, 2013
Thank you Diane for sharing Peter with all his fans. Big Valley is still my favorite western because of part he played on the show. Without him it would just have been another western. I still watch all the re-runs each day (without interruption).Wish I could find all of the series. RIP.
January 01, 2013
Dear Diane and family,
Our deepest condolences on Peter's passing. A truly fine actor and always one of my favorites. May the happy memories he left you sustain you at this difficult time. I'll remember him fondly as I watch old episodes of "The Big Valley". Bless you all.
December 31, 2012
Peter has always been and always will be my favorite 'cowboy' He will truly be missed!...Such a great actor! Without him ever knowing it, he has gotten me through tough time. He puts a smile on my face whenever I listen to his CD! You have touched many people Peter....Thank you! God Bless you Diane! I wish you all the very best!
December 29, 2012
I'm watching The Big Valley to night, you were a fine actor and we still miss you. RIP!
December 29, 2012
Peter Breck, I will miss you for ever.
I still see you in reruns of Big Valley, you were a handsome man, and even though I was very young, I wanted to marry you. Rest in peace!
December 29, 2012
Without your talents and personal touches, Big Valley could never have been a reality. Well done my friend.
December 24, 2012
Thank you for being part of my childhood. I loved and always will love Big Valley. My thoughts and prayers are with Diane during this time. R.I.P. Nick Barkley.
December 15, 2012
you will always be Nick to me. Peter was a wonderful actor. Watched the Big Valley all the time. Still watching it on mctv. Rip
December 12, 2012
You will be missed Rip....
December 12, 2012
he will always be my hero on big valley he got me through some hard times at that point. of my life he will be missed.
December 11, 2012
Peter Breck, one of the greatest actor long past but not forgotten.
November 24, 2012
There are no words to express how much I enjoyed watching Peter Breck on The Big Valley. That stirring music stirred something in me. It feels like yesterday when it was on the air. So very sad Peter Breck is no longer with us, but I can see his smiling face in front of me. I really was attracted to his strength and powerful presence.
November 10, 2012
Peter Breck the greatest
October 31, 2012
I love Peter Breck; I used to watch Big Valley - what a wonderful actor.
Best regards, Connie Douglas (Atl. Ga)
October 30, 2012
He was a great actor. Missed by all western fans.
October 13, 2012
I feel like I've lost a part of myself. When my best friend and I were kids, we loved The Big Valley so much we called each other Nick and Heath (even though we are girls!). It caught on with everyone who knew us and when I'd call my friend's house, her mom would call out, "Heath! Nick is on the phone!) Rest in Peace cowboy. We loved 'ya!
October 11, 2012
Im sorry to hear of the death of Peter Breack, he was a good actor on big velley
October 11, 2012
Wow, what a great loss, I truly loved Peter Breck (Nick). To date the show "Big Valley" is still one of my favorite westerns which shows it truly had a talented cast of actors. When I watched the show as a teenager, I was very much in love with Nick! Wow, what a guy. Mr.Breck will be truly missed by all that loved & adored him. Peace to him now. My heart goes out to the loving family of Mr.Breck. Mr.Breck was loved by all.
October 07, 2012
I like big valley one of my best west
Ern episodes And Linda Evans my favorite.
September 28, 2012
Great man peace to you!
September 22, 2012
I watched The Big Valley when I first came to the U.S. in 1965. Nick was always my favorite. He made the Show what it was. I have all the DVD.s and watch them all the time. You will be missed. Rosmarie Lake Elsinore CA
September 21, 2012
I loved Peter Breck, he was my favorite one on the Big Valley. To this day I record all the episodes and come home and watch them. My favorite one is when the sister got sick on the train and all the brothers tried to help her get threw it. What a great show that was. God be with Nick.
September 12, 2012
I loved watching Big Valley when I was a girl growing up in Nebraska. Nick was my favorite and I always said I was going to marry him some day, (my Mom would say "yeah right"). He will be missed. Prayers to all of his family. Carol
September 05, 2012
I am watching all the re-runs of The Big Valley and enjoy them so much. Peter Breck is my favorite and I send my prayers and sympathy to his family.
He was a wonderful actor and a good man.
September 04, 2012
To the Peter Breck family. Nick Bartley was a favorite. I really enjoyed all the episodes of Nick, Jarrod, and Heath. Our prayers are with his family. the Browns of Dallas
September 03, 2012
I watched Big Valley since I was a little girl and I still watch it today. Peter was one of my favorite actors. I never knew too much about him, but what I heard about him was great. I heard that he was kind and caring and thought more of his loved ones and fans than of himself. That is one thing that will never be forgotten. He will forever be in my heart and sorely missed.
August 28, 2012
August 28,2012, i am watching the big valley on retro tv in Buffalo,NY, I am so sorry to hear of Paters passing, my prayers are with his family,, Patty Brady, Buffalo,NY)
August 26, 2012
My family loves big valley. my three boys played jarred, nick and heath. nick was our favorite. he was a great actor.
August 25, 2012
All my favorite actors from all the great westerns are sadly passing on. You will be missed by millions of fans. Rest In Peace Mr. Breck. Prayers for your family.
August 25, 2012
rip mr. breck you were a handsome and awesome actor always loved you . you are sadly missed !
August 24, 2012
watched The Big Valley as a kid, and still watch it; Nick was one of my favorites, alog with the rest of the cast. RIP--and blessings to your family. Sandy from Kansas
August 23, 2012
I always remember watching big valley as a child and peter breck as nick. very good memories god bless youl be missed.
August 15, 2012
It's hard to watch "The Big Valley" now knowing that Peter's no longer with us. He embodied the role of Nick Barkley and no one could've done it better. He will sorely be missed in this life; continued best regards and sympathies to his wife Diane and all those he loved. Sweet rest kind Sir.
August 12, 2012
I remember watching reruns of the Big Valley and absolutely adored Nick Barkley. He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family. God Bless him and his family
August 10, 2012
God bless Peter Breck.
August 10, 2012
God bless Peter Breck. His heart and soul connected with his character Nick. No one else could ever play that characer---Peter was truly Nick Barkley!They were one in the same!
August 06, 2012
MY SYMPTHY AND DEEPEST WISHES GOES OUT TO YOUR FAMILY
August 02, 2012
I have always watch The Big Valley every since I can remember. Peter Breck was one of my favorites. My deepest sympathy to the Breck family. Love Judy
August 01, 2012
The Big Valley was my all time favorite series. Peter Breck had everything to do with that. A few years ago, I emailed him. He was kind enough to email back. It wasn't a PR response, it came from his heart. Handsome, talented, and a true family man.......are they around anymore?. My respects to his lovely wife, may we all remember how much he gave to us. ~Carolyn from Philly
July 30, 2012
I enjoyed Peter Breck as an actor for many years. I am very saddened to hear of his death.
My name is Mary and I am from New Jersey.
July 12, 2012
We express our deepest sympathy to the Breck family. We hope your family find peace in the words Jesus spoke to Martha at John 11:21-26.
WE have watched the Big Valley show growing up and we justed want to say Thank you for keeping us out of trouble doing those tender years.
KJ,LA
July 07, 2012
I think that Peter Breck was a wonderful actor. I am watching an episode of the Big Valley as I am penning this. Also, he was very handsome. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
July 03, 2012
i had the pleasure of meeting peter breck in fort smith ark at the fair one year and he was a very sweet and kind man, he will be missed. my prayers are with the family. may god bless you all. joanne clyma
June 30, 2012
I grew up watching nick on big valley from 6 years old and what i loved best about him was the love of his family and the fact that he would fight if he had to to protect them. I still watch the show today.He will never be forgotten.
June 29, 2012
I loved the character Peter Breck played on the Big Valley, he was a great actor and will be missed very much. Carolyn Kingsley Mt. Clemens Michigan.
June 25, 2012
I am sending my heartfelt sympathy for the family of Peter Breck. He was wonderful on "Big Valley" and I can only hope he was the honest and good man he portrayed. Rest in peace "Nick Barkley", you will be greatly missed.
June 25, 2012
I am so sorry to hear that Mr Breck Has passed on just know that I will say a prayer for your family because I know He is ALRIGHT
June 25, 2012
June 14, 2012
Great actor all around. See him pop up in older movies and other TV shows. Well casting job done a natural for Nick. Chattied with Diane a couple of years ago online. My condoleist. He will be missed. Joe Swafford
June 08, 2012
I loved his character that of a macho type. Will miss him dearly. Condolence to his family.
June 07, 2012
June 06, 2012
I still love to watch "The Big Valley". I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Peter was a great actor and I had the biggest crush on him ever since. He is a part of a long lost generation and I will miss him and he will always be in my heart.

He died on my birthday.
June 05, 2012
I just found out he died on my birthday. I'm so sorry. I loved him. I loved the shows he was in and last I read he had Alzheimers disease. He was a wonderful actor, and artist and I will never forget him. He was part of a generation we will never have again. I love you Peter. Rest in peace.
June 04, 2012
It's hard to hear great actors have passed on. They came into our homes, and were a member of the family. Rest in peace Mr. Breck.
June 02, 2012
He was my mothers favorite actor from Big Valley show. I emailed him a year ago & his lovely wife responded. I still have Mrs. Brecks email. Our love & prayers to his loved ones... Teresa Norton & family
May 30, 2012
I really enjoyed the Big Valley and I still watch the reruns. Peter Breck was my favorite actor and the character Nick Barkley was very colorful and entertaining, My deepest condolences to the Breck family.
May 29, 2012
"The Big Valley" was one of my favorite tv shows and "Nick" was a great character! My condolences to the Breck family, God bless and comfort you.
May 23, 2012
May 22, 2012
He was & still is my favorite character on The Big Valley....
Sad to know he has passed from this life to another
Belinda Hamann
May 19, 2012
I just saw the obituary for Peter. I watched big valley just to see nick. he was the epitomy of what a man should be. he touched many lives and allowed many hours of entertainment. and escape. I can align myself with your. difficulties over the past few years as my mother currently suffers from dementia. may you have comfort from what seems to have been a wonderful and appy life with Peter.
May 19, 2012
I was only a small child when the Big Valley was on, if it wasn't for re-runs I would of missed the great talent of Peter Breck. He brought his character of Nick Barkley to life. I must admit he was one of television's true heros to me, handsome, caring and sexy. He also seemed like a very deccent human being in real life. A devoted and loving husband and father. I also, think he was an under rated actor. I wish I could of met him. God Bless his loving wife,Diane, who took care of him through his last years when he suffered through dementia. Hope you are up in Heaven with your son. God Bless. Your role of Nick Barkley will bring joy to many for along time to come. You were a remarkable man . You are still loved by many.
May 18, 2012
May 14, 2012
We still watch The Big Valley every night and our condolences go the family of Peter Breck. We was a very entertaining actor and will be missed
May 12, 2012
The Big Valley was great TV entertainment -- one of my favorite shows ever. And Nick Barkley was one of my favorite TV characters--ever. In my humble opinion, such show still ranks among the best . My deepest sympathy to the family of Peter Breck.
May 11, 2012
I am saddened to hear the passing of Peter Breck. I watch all the reruns of the Big Valley because of his character Nick Barkley. I felt that somehow I knew him. He seemed to be someone I would have loved to have met. My condolences to his entire family and thank you for sharing him with all of us through his movie career.
May 07, 2012
I am sorry that I didn't notice it earlier. I was shock to hear that he died. I still watch the "Big Valley". He will be miss but someday we will meet him in heaven along with his friends and family including Jesus. My prayers with the family and friends. He was a great man and he was a funny man on the show, too. May God Bless!
May 03, 2012
I am glad I had opportunity to email with Peter's wife Diane a few months before Peter's death. Our prayers have been with Peter and Diane as he was slowly leaving her day by day. Peter has been placed into the hands of God! We were privileged to witness the gifts God had blessed him with in his life
Thanks for the joys he gave us through his acting. I will always remember him as Nick Barkley
April 28, 2012
Just found out he passed! Loved him as Nick Barkley!RIP!
April 27, 2012
I just found out about the passing of Peter. I am so sorry for your loss. I was a very big fan of The Big Valley. I just loved him as Nick Barkley. He will be greatly missed.
April 26, 2012
Big Valley has got to be one of my favorites, especially Nick. Couldn't get enough of the reruns so started buying the DVD's. It's amazing how you can truly miss someone you've never met but grew up with.
Not many of today's actors can hold a candle to Peter's generation of character and moral fiber. Not much on today near as good.
Rest in peace, Peter. May God's love be with Diane and the rest of his family.
Lyn Smith, Ivey, Georgia
April 25, 2012
I began watching Big Valley because of Barbara Stanwyck who is one of my all time favorite actresses. I ended up being so impressed with Mr. Breck because, I have to admit, I enjoyed the way he filled out his jeans! And even at my 65 years, I still do! I now stay up until 1am to watch the show and would not miss it for anything. Having seen so many reruns, it was fun to watch him hone his craft through the years.

I was saddened to hear of his passing. I know nothing about his life after Big Valley but from what I have read here, he had an incredibly happy life with a wonderful family. To his family, I am sorry for your loss. RIP Mr. Breck.
April 25, 2012
So sorry for your loss, may the support & love from others comfort you. Peter gave so much joy to us thru his acting,
his roles, his big presence, & his warm Smile!!! I still love watching him to this day! It would have been a thrill to
have know him!! May God
bless you & give you peace.
He will be missed....
April 23, 2012
Just found out, nearly 3 months after his passing, that our dear Nick Barkley is gone. Always loved anytime I saw Peter Breck in anything, but he was always Nick Barkley to me. Rest In Peace...
April 22, 2012
mrs breck i am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you, i just now found out, i had emailed you sometime last year an said how sweet a man he was you were blessed take care joanne clyma spiro oklahoma
April 19, 2012
To the family and friends I extend my condolences. I enjoyed watching Big Valley as a child and as a adult, losing a love one is very devastating but please be assured that we are told from the Bible that "Our Heavenly Father is near to those that are broken at hear and those who are crushed in spirit he saves."
April 19, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
April 17, 2012
i AM SAD TO LEARN OF THE PASSING OF PETER. HE WILL ALWAYS BE A FAVORITE OF MINE. SO HANDSOME AND WELL CAST IN THE "BIG VALLEY.'BRAVO TO ALL THOSE WHO MADE THE SHOW LAST ALL THESE YEARS.
April 16, 2012
KELLY MARTELL
April 16, 2012
Nick was always my favorite of the brothers on Big Valley. When I was a young girl I had a huge crush on him (still do). He was so handsome. RIP dear "Nick".
April 15, 2012
if i had a brother like nick i would have the best back up to go to war with rest in peace i will love watching the reruns ed from visalia ca
April 14, 2012
I watch the reruns now. He was so handsome and will always be in our memory as "Nick". He was an awesome actor. God bless you at this time in your life. Praying for all.
April 13, 2012
RIP Mr. Breck. Always enjoyed you and your fellow actors on The Big Valley; I still watch reruns. Happy Trails.
April 13, 2012
You were the best
April 12, 2012
Glad you lived in Vancouve BC wish I could have met you. Lisa Scott Vancouver BC
April 12, 2012
I still watch reruns of the Big Valley almost every day. "Nick" was my favorite. So sorry to hear of his passing. So sad to say good bye to all of our great cowboys. Sharlet, KY
April 12, 2012
loved him he was awsome loved the show it was holsome in the day cindy milton fla
April 12, 2012
April 09, 2012
All the greats are passing away. I loved Peter Breck on Big Valley. I am just getting old enough to feel like so many of my favorite people in my life have already "Passed Over" to the other side of the river so to speak.
April 03, 2012
One of the best and most handsome actor ever his character of Nick Barkley was the best cowboy on TV. May Peter Breck rest in peace. God bless you. For you are now in heaven with your son. Deepest sympathy to your devoted wife, Diane. Know that you as Nick brought much happiness and joy to countless people. You are missed. Hope you are now an angel up in your own Big Valley.
April 03, 2012
I am in my fifties and still watch and love the Big Vallley. Peter Breck
Is one of my favorites. You will be missed Mr breck
God bless you. Never could be replaced.Will forever be "nick".
Robyn from Rhodes Island
March 31, 2012
i will miss you peter breck. you were awesome in the big valley as nick barkley. great actor awesome talent.
March 31, 2012
I watch big valley reruns on insp and as young farm girl loved it and still do forty years later..Nick was the best,.
March 31, 2012
I watched the big valley as young farm girl..now in my fiftysand still watch reruns..xxoo
March 31, 2012
March 30, 2012
I just love Peter Breck. I thought he was a excellent actor. I remember watching him on tv when I was a little girl and still think he's as good looking as ever. You will be greatly missed.
March 30, 2012
i watched big valley when i was a kid. now my husband and i watch it every afternoon. hot tempered nick is our favorite barkley. so sorry for your loss.
March 29, 2012
Thanks for the great acting nick, love you man I hope you accepted Jesus as your Lord.
March 29, 2012
March 29, 2012
great man,loved watching your movies,diane all the very best to you and peters family.
March 26, 2012
Goodbye 'Nicholas Jonathan Barkly' . Love & Prayers to Peter's loving wife Diane. Peter Breck.was a true cowboy, Hollywood hasn't
a clue anymore what a real Cowboy is. Rest in Peace Nick Barkley.
March 22, 2012
I loved The Big Valley and continue to wach the reruns. He was a favorite of mine. My heart goes out to Diane and the family
March 17, 2012
love him on the big valley, i still watch it on INSP ch. love cowboys. god bless him
and his family anne leate watertown,ma
March 17, 2012
love him on the big valley, i still watch it on INSP ch. love cowboys. god bless him
and his family anne leate watertown,ma
March 16, 2012
My Condolences to Diane and your family,

Peter was a great inspiration to me and lived his life as a role model. He was a fine actor and he will be greatly missed. Mark Lewis
March 16, 2012
Peter Breck was just great, the epitomy of a cowboy. A fine actor on The Big Valley the ensemble just clicked so well. It is a pleasure after all of these years to see the program.
I am so sorry to Diane and family and friends. Peter will surely be missed. Thank you for all of the pleasure that you brought to us. God Bless You. Mark Lewis, Hartford, CT
March 16, 2012
So sorry to hear, absolutely one of my tv favorites. He was no doubt the most handsome man. Loved his spirit. Condolences to his family. Susan at tee ( Tulsa,Oklahoma)
March 14, 2012
Peter Breck as Nick Barkley influenced me growing up so much that I have grown into a man very similar to Nick. I also have a horse like his , my Koko and I ride together and I can't begin to tell you all how much I admired his tough and gentle bearing and his love for animals especially horses and his Coco. My prayers go out to Diane and family and friends. May Peter be riding the trails in heaven with Coco, God Bless and RIP !
March 13, 2012
Happy Blessed Birthday!! Sorry to hear that you passed away. Watched you in the 90's, now I still watch in 2012. Wished I watched all the other programs you came out in, which I can now in INSP. Will miss you greatly. Byeeee Peter Breck
March 13, 2012
Happy Birthday Pa thank you for making me part of your life and for being my friend. Ma You are more special and more loved then you know Lorrie T
March 13, 2012
Happy Birthday Mr. Breck. Thank you for being a great person and actor. I still enjoy watching you on INSP night after night on The Big Valley. Youre missed!! Rest in Peace.
March 13, 2012
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Peter Breck. We so enjoyed his performances, especially as "Nick" in "The Big Valley," and we know his work will continue to entertain us. May God bless and comfort Diane and the rest of Peter's family and friends.

With prayers and sympathy,

The Olsen Family (Mel, Gloria, Melody and Kathy)
March 13, 2012
Happy Birthday,Peter Breck.I am sure you are celebrating it with Jesus. Thanks for all the great moments of entertainment you gave us ( especially as Nick Barkley, in The Big Valley). We miss you. REST IN PEACE.
March 13, 2012
Happy Birthday, Peter Breck . I am sure you are celebrating your birthday with Jesus. Thanks for all the great moments of entertainment, you gave us. ( especially as Nick Barkley in The Big Valley) You are definetly missed. Rest in Peace.
Scott Miller, Maryland.
March 12, 2012
May you be with the Lord Mr. Breck, you gave us great entertainment, and for that we thank you. You are missed. Myra major, Darien, IL.
March 10, 2012
i watch the big valley when i can it comes on in afternoon and late evening . i am a big fan . i lost my dad and he was 81 and died 7 days later . it figures all the good guys have passed.
March 08, 2012
RIP, Peter Breck. I was a fan for life and when I was a young girl,I had a huge crush on him. I really loved him in the "The Big Valley". He was so HANDSOME and VERY TALL!!!! My condulences to his wonderful wife of almost 52 years, such a beautiful lady. I will never, ever forget him. Once again RIP Peter Breck aka Nick Barkley!!!! Elaine K. Wise (Bronx, NY)
March 07, 2012
R.I.P. Peter Breck. I enjoyed watching Nick & Heath on The Big Valley, such good looking brothers!
March 06, 2012
My prayers are with his wife Diana whom he was married to for over 50 years. I hope she has the support of family and friends as she grieves I had deep respect for Peter Breck as a role model, and an example for me to follow as a bit actor. I wished I had had the chance to work with him, because I heard such good things about him. He will always remain my favorite character on Big Valley, and his death has saddened me. He was a true role model for the youth for he was kind, without controversy, and a clean image for children to follow. His death is a loss for many.
March 05, 2012
So sad at the passing of Peter Breck. I was such a huge fan of Nick and enjoyed him on the other shows and movies he appeared in. His special gift to me.............he passed away on my birthday 2/6. The ties that bind.
March 04, 2012
hi iwas just a kid when the big valley ard my condolences to you and your family
March 03, 2012
I am so sad that Mr. Breck ( Nick) from the Big Valley is gone now. he played such a great character in the show, strong, tough, but with an soft side as well. "Nick" was the big brother I did not have! Well, i purchased the first season of the Big Valley and watched it with my Grandson, who loves it! I hope they put the rest of the series on DVD as The Big Valley is a classic! Ann
March 02, 2012
I am truly sorry to learn of Mr. Beck passing. I love The Big Valley and watch it everyday now, He was a wonderful actor and I enjoy watching him on the show. You are in my prayers
March 02, 2012
HI i was only 10yrs. old when the (Big Valley) was on tv but I always loved the show. Peter was such a wonderful actor & so handsome. I'm sure he was a wonderful person too because he would have never played the part so well. I'm 56 now & still watch the reruns on (Me tv). I'm sending my condolences to his family he will surely be missed I'm sure!..God Bless you all & TC~~{peggy in Lansing MI.
February 29, 2012
Mrs. Breck,
My deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved husband. May you find peace and comfort in your memories and friends.God bless you.

Your husand was a fine actor who brought believability to his characters. His gift as an actor and a teacher will be missed.
February 29, 2012
loved the show THE BIG VALLEY
BRIGITTE VANCOUVER BC
February 29, 2012
I was so saddened to learn of Peter's death and will be praying for his wife Diane.
February 28, 2012
I was very sadden to learn of Peter Breck's passing. Growing up in the 60's, the Big Valley was my favorite show and I still watch reruns to this day. Peter Breck was a great actor and he did an excellent job developing the character-Nick Barkley. He will be missed.
February 25, 2012
My condolences on the loss of Peter Breck, I enjoyed his character on the Big Valley, he was my fovorite, strong and handsome, yet kind and gentle. He will be missed. Jesus also missed a friend he loss in death his name was Lazarus. He told his sister Mary that he would rise. When he bought him back to life, it also proved Jesus abilities as the Son of God. So take comfort in knowing the power that he has. Draw close to God and he will draw close to you. (James 4:8
February 25, 2012
I loved Peter Breck! He will always be Nick Barkley to me. Such a talented and handsome actor! I have fond memories of watching The Big Valley with my grandfather when I was very young. Then I watched reruns through the years until finally, I bought season one and two on DVD. I love to watch them and can practically recite them. My heart goes out to his wife Diane and his family. He will always be admired and respected by me for being a true actor who always played the part to a tee! His many roles in TV and movies showed what a fine actor he was and a true cowboy at heart. They don't make actors like that anymore! My admiration for him grew as I got older and I will always be thankful that I grew up in a generation that was blessed to have seen him as a magnificent actor who played so many great roles. Thank you Mr. Peter Breck for blessing my generation and others with your presence and class. May You rest in peace and in the Lords arms full of love, comfort, peace, joy and grace. You will be missed by many! Love you so much!
February 24, 2012
I loved watching him on the BIg Valley and still watch the reruns, he will be greatly missed.
February 24, 2012
I have had a crush on Peter Breck since I was a kid and he just impressed me with his acting skills and the ease with which he could handle any situation both personally and at work. I finally came to know him and his wife Diane about 8 years ago and I have had the great privilage of being able to call them Ma and Pa.

Rest in Peace Pa the best is yet to come...
Ma all of my love and deepest sympthay.
All my love.....Lorrie
February 23, 2012
It is with great sorrow to hear of the passing of Peter Breck. A very good actor. I have followed his career for many years and have been a long time fan. We will miss you. I still enjoy watching The Big Valley and will continue to do so with fond memories of him. My best to his family. Judy, Canyon Country, CA.
February 23, 2012
He was such a great actor and everything a man should be. I loved him as Nick Barkley. I still watch Big Valley. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. We love you and will miss you very much. Love a fan; Rhonda Cantrell
February 23, 2012
What a handsome man he was and such a great actor. To this day I watch reruns of Big Valley! I loved his black leather vests and gloves!
T. Barkhurst (wish it was Barkley!)
February 23, 2012
I just rediscovered The Big Valley on INSP network, and can not tear myself away. DVR it, and watch every night. I agree with one of Peter's comments, they don't know how to make westerns any more. Even the modern ones, just aren't the same. We need the Nick Barkley, the hero, in today's world. I also lost my mother in 2005, and know the feeling of that illness. Thanks for the memories, and the fantastic shows we enjoy more now than before.
February 20, 2012
Nick Barkley was my absolute favorite character on Big Valley! I still watch the reruns. That's the wonderful part about Peter Breck being an actor, is he will remain forever in front of us on the television series show. He was a very good actor and seemed to me from reading his web page he was a wonderful person. Sympathies and condolences to the remaining family.
"A tree is known by its fruit, a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost, he who sows courtesy, reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love." ~Author: St. Basil
February 20, 2012
i was crazy about peter breck since i was 4 thats been a while.i still watch reruns 6 nights a week,his wife were blessed to have that kind of love.i am still crazy about him,bot i to have been blessed to find the love of my life.may god be with you and your family.
February 19, 2012
A fine actor and person. Spent many nights watching Big Valley with my grandparents who are both gone now, and brings back fond memories growing up in the Palouse country. May you rest in peace Peter. God Bless on your journey.
February 19, 2012
I loved watching Peter on The Big Valley. He was my favorite. RIP Peter
February 18, 2012
Mr.Breck was always a decent gentleman with a great sense of humor, I worked as a wrangler on
Maverick and the Virginian and always had his horse groomed and fitted with his favorite saddle.
He was kind, funny, and warm to all the crew. I shall miss him
February 18, 2012
My favorite show and it still is..I appreciate so much having this show to entertain and love all these years.. Peter Breck appears to have been a good person besides being a good actor.. all good souls go to heaven . Rip Peter Breck and love and positive evergy to Mrs Diane Breck
February 18, 2012
Diane, thinking of you fondly at this difficult time. Both you and Bud were such wonderful friends to mom and dad. Oh, how they cherished spending time with you. He is at peace now and rejoined with so many loved ones to begin the next journey. God Bless you both.
February 18, 2012
My heartfelt condolences to Diane, he had such a wonderful partner for this journey on earth. His spirit is now free to soar, and mingle with his friends and family that have passed before, reunited with Chris. And I'll bet he is telling my parents jokes right now. Be in Peace my dear friend.
February 17, 2012
I will always remember with fondness the joy of entertainment Peter Breck gave to America. May he rest in the peaceful hands of God.
February 17, 2012
Rest in peace Peter. Our prayers are with your family. Peter was a great actor. We will sorely miss him. God Bless.
February 17, 2012
I will always hold him special in my heart, God Bless you Diane,
His Virginia fan Nancy
February 17, 2012
In loving memory of Peter Breck, great actor, wonderful person. Will always remember meeting him and his lovely wife Diane at the Williamsburg Film Festival in 1999 and how wonderful he was to my late Mom, who was thrilled to meet him. He will be greatly missed, but remember, he is in a wonderful place. God bless you, Diane, and may God bless and comfort you always.
February 17, 2012
rest in peace, i know you have a ,far greater role in heaven to play, i know you be great.
February 17, 2012
Diane. My sincerest condolences. I am sure my mom and dad were there to great him. They truly loved you both.
(Jim & Carolyn's daughter)
February 17, 2012
To Mrs. Diane Breck & Family,

I thought Mr. Breck's character in the Big Valley was wonderful, as a hot-headed, strong-willed cowboy.

Thank you for sharing him with us.
February 17, 2012
Diane, my deepest sympathy. You are truly a hero.Peter/Bud will be missed but
You know there is a Marshall reunion playing out in heaven. I can almost hear
the fun and laughter. Love to you from Jimson.
February 17, 2012
R.I.P,"Nick"...We absoutly adored all of Peter's work. What a fine legacy he leaves us with.
February 16, 2012
May God forever bless and keep you. As a child I looked forward to Sunday afternoons when my family would gather around to watch The Big Valley. We truly enjoyed this show. Peter Breck and the entire cast were awesome actors. Thanks for sharing him with us.
T.D.Butler (Bainbridge, Georgia)
February 16, 2012
BIG VALLEY WAS N STILL IS TODAY ONE OF MY BETTER SHOW GROWING UP,NICK (PETER BRECK) WAS MY HERO U WILL BE MISSED MR. NICK BARKLEY.
February 16, 2012
Peter Breck (Nick) Wonderful actor & a true cowboy....
I still watch the reruns.
Rest in peace
February 16, 2012
Will never forget Nick or Peter Breck , what a great actor, cowboy.
My family, grandparents were all dedicated fans.
February 16, 2012
Diane, my deepest sympathy and prayers. Thank you for "sharing" your husband with all his fans these many years. God bless, Becky Sewell Burch Slack, Nowata, Oklahoma
February 16, 2012
With much saddness of the loss of Peter Breck, "Nick," on "The Big Valley," great series while I was growing up in a small town in the Midwest of Indiana. Seen "Nick," in other series as well, he was a good, handsome Actor. he'll be missed by his immediate family, and close friend's, as well, as us that loved to watch him on screen. May God Bless the family for he will be remembered fondly by so many fans of "The Big Valley." Peter Breck was a wholesome man that had determination, enthusium, and much fortitude in his fabulious career "Nick," or anything he stared in through his years on TV, and movie screen. In the series of " The Big Valley;" "Jared,"(Richard Long)"Nick," and "Heath," (Lee Majors)were just like a real family, of course; "Audrea," beautiful; (Linda Evans), and Mother, the beautiful; Barb Stanwyck.
February 16, 2012
In loving memory of peter breck the Lavin family give our deepest sympathy to mrs. peter breck and all his family also friends and fans.my lovely grandma Lavin so loved peter on big valley. nick would always put a smile on grandma's face. she was born on st. pat.'s day after peter,s birthday. grandpa and grandma lavin and myself so loved watching peter along with barbra stanwyck on the wonderful show THE BIG VALLEY. when ever i would worry that something would happen to nick in the show grandpa lavin would say do'nt worry they never kill the star of the show. now today my family and i love watching peter in the big valley. peter 's acting has made our family so very happy from my childhood home in conn. to the beauitful waters of florida. my family and i will pray for mrs. diane breck and her family asking god all the angel's and saints to bless and take care of them. your truly, the lavin family.
February 15, 2012
will miss you dearly. Previously contacted you about 8 months ago. You will be missed!!! Diane,....you take care too. Peter is in a better place now.
February 15, 2012
He was my favorite on Big Valley. My Uncle and I never missed it. We used to call him Nick the Stick, because he was so tuff. Great actor. Thanks for many hours of great entertainment. -Louie [Stanley louisiana]
February 15, 2012
He will be so missed by me i am curently watching reruns of the big valley Nick was one of my favorites i realy loved him
February 15, 2012
just so sad. I only knew peter through his shows/movies and was totally captured by his awesomeness.what a wonderful and strong person his wife is to have stayed by his side through this horrible time in their lives. may peter rest in peace and diane be blessed with the peace and comfort she is so deserving of.
February 15, 2012
Love watching all the re-runs of the "Big Valley" you were my favorite Barkley!!! Great actor...rest in peace.
Love, a longtime fan.
February 15, 2012
To his loving wife, Diane ~~ thanks for sharing your Peter with us for so many years. Great man who made a very handsome cowboy will be missed. May all your happy memories of the past bring you comfort in the days ahead. Know that he is resting in the arms of God ~ safe and warm.
February 15, 2012
I have been a Big Valley fan for many years Nick was always one of my favorites...
He was a good looking cowboy...
February 15, 2012
TO PETER[AKA] NICK YOU WILL BE MISSED DEEPLY. MAY GOD BLESS DIANE AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY
February 15, 2012
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.....love leaves memories no one can steal...the heavens are blessed with a wonderful and kind man....he will always remain as one of my favourite actors...Nick will be terribly missed...he made such an impact in so many ways ..thanks for sharing him
February 14, 2012
Thank you PETER BRECK for being a fabulous talent! I watch you everyday,you have always gave me such joy! GOD BLESS YOU! Words cannot explain what you gave to all your fans!XOXO
February 14, 2012
I have grown up watching Peter Breck and loved him on The Big Valley. I will miss him dearly. All my sympathy to his family.
Barbara (Illinois)
February 14, 2012
February 14, 2012
Watching Peter right now on The Big Valley. Love that guy for entertaining me in my youth and now on re -runs. Another good one gone and not much following. Wish I knew him. Peace to you and Peter's soul.
Regards, Jim in Upper Michigan
February 14, 2012
My condolences to Peter's family. He was one of the good ones. Not only an awesome actor whose work enriched my and others lives, but a real down-to-earth man who believed in westerns and their strong moral values. Rest in peace Peter/Nick, you will be sorely missed.
February 14, 2012
A fabulous actor. I loved his spirited personality & charm. He was my favorite. My deepest sympathy to his wife & family.
February 14, 2012
Hi Diane, I pray may Allah rest Peter's Soul in Eternal Peace & Help you in your time of this Loss Amen.

Love Nilufar
February 13, 2012
To the family of Peter Breck,
Thanks for sharing him all these years, may you be comforted in knowing he's no longer suffering. May God grant each of you peace.
February 13, 2012
DiANE,
my heart goes out to you,

thoughts and prayers

Dominick
February 13, 2012
Goodbye to one of the great ones...
You and your work will be surely missed.
I love you NICK...Peter Breck.

Mary
February 13, 2012
Sorry about Mr Brecks passing.Dementia is a terrible diesease. He was the best actor on the show The Big Valley. Diane, it takes tremendous patience and love to cope with this disease,may God bless you and comfort you for Peter is now at peace.
February 13, 2012
Mr. Breck was one of my favorite actors, especially when he played a cowboy. He just seemed to fit this part with grace and ease. Am thrilled that re runs of the Big Valley are now on since "Nick" has always been my favorite Barkley. Sincere sympathy to those he left behind. May you all find comfort in knowing others care.
February 13, 2012
RIP Peter Breck aka Nick Barkley. You were my favorite actor and so handsome. I will miss you very much. May you keep Big Valley alive in heaven!!!!! Elaine Wise (Bronx, NY)
February 13, 2012
RIP Peter Breck aka Nick Barkley. You were my favorite actor and so handsome. I will miss you very much. May you keep Big Valley alive in heaven!!!!! Elaine Wise (Bronx, NY)
February 13, 2012
I absolutely loved Peter Breck, and was so sad to hear of his passing. My condolences to his wife (and children), and the entire family. He will forever be etched in my heart at the loud and brave Nick Barkley.
February 13, 2012
I was sad to have heard of Peter's passing. I watched the show growing up which was my favorite and still is. My middle name is "Bourne" which is also his wife's Diane's maiden name. My deepest condolences to his family. He is now with Barbara and Richard. May they all rest in peace for they live on through their re-runs.
February 13, 2012
February 13,2012

I was sad to hear of Mr. Brecks passing,He was a favorite actor of mine, whose performances over the years I have enjoyed and appreciated very much. My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. I for one (one of many) have appreciated his contributions to the Television Industry,and for the enjoyment that he brought to the veiwing public. Mr. Breck may God Bless You and your family.

- Joseph Stefanos, Strongsville, Ohio
February 13, 2012
Wos that was my favorite show when i was a kid and nich and health was my FAVORITES
February 13, 2012
I Loved watching the Big Valley, i grew up with this show and really Loved it.I loved all the men in this show they were all so cute. I wish i coud have meet them. R.I.P Nick you will be missed alot.
My thought are with your whole family.
February 13, 2012
Farewell to one of the most distinquished actors of the time. May your journey be pleasant as you arrive in the Big valley for Jesus. Thanks for all the smiles and laughs you bought to the Public....
February 13, 2012
R.I.P. Nick Barkley! You're resting now...at the greatest ranch of all!
February 13, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 13, 2012
I loved Nick Barkley of Big Valley and wanted to marry him when I grew up. Who knew that he was three years older than my dad!? RIP Peter Breck. Thank you for the many hours of entertainment that you provided. May God bless your family during their time of sorrow.
February 13, 2012
My family all enjoyed watching Big Valley as they grew up.We missed the show when it was no longer shown and now we will miss you. Enjoy your new home..you deserve it.
February 13, 2012
RIP Mr. Breck. My prayers go out to his family. I love watching the show the Big Valley even today late at night I watch when I can. Thank you Peter Breck. Wearelulls@comcast.net
February 13, 2012
We were saddened to learn of Peter's passing and extend our condolences to the family.

The Big Valley was a TV show that provided good wholesome entertainment during a challenging time for our nation. We still enjoy viewing this series.
February 13, 2012
One of Hollywood's most durable actor's who never had a mean streak in his life. He now joins Family members Jarrod & Victoria Barkley and many of his close Friends. RIP Nick You are now with the City of Angels.
February 13, 2012
Thank You for sharing your great acting experience and coming into so many homes and entertaining so many people. You are in a small group of great actors and you will truely be missed. We have lost a great person and actor, but, the heavens have gotten another angel. You Will Be Missed !!!!

Steve & Marge Sloan
Glen Burnie, Maryland
February 13, 2012
dearest mrs. Breck my family and i are so very sorry for the lost of your husband.we will pray for you always.no death does not separate us from those we love. it deepens our union with god and with each other. In loving memory god and all the angels and saints in heaven we love peter breck.
February 13, 2012
Farewell to such a talented man who gave us such pleasure watching him on TV in the various shows that we enjoy to this day - Perry Mason, Maverick and The Big Valley. Sympathies to his loving wife, Diane.
February 13, 2012
Never on television was there a better looking trio-Richard Long, Peter Breck, and Lee Majors. I enjoyed the show in my childhood and now just as much as an adult. RIP Mr. Breck. I will always remember you. Mary McBride, Saint Louis, MO
February 13, 2012
I WAS SADDENED TO READ OF THE PASSING OF A GREAT ACTOR PETER BRECK. I WATCHED ALL OF HIS T.V SERIES
ESPECIALLY "BIG VALLEY"
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO TO PETER'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS...THE FILM INDUSTRY HAS LOST YET ANOTHER
GREAT. GOD BLESS YOU SIR. YOUR MEMORIES WILL LAST
WITH YOUR FILMS.
February 13, 2012
To Peter Breck's family, Please accept my deepest condolences.
February 13, 2012
i use to watch the big valley growing up you will be missed sending condolences out to his family deborah graybeal jackson tennessee
February 12, 2012
I love westerns. Nick Barkley played a very impressive role in the Big Valley....I'm sure he will be missed....My prayers go the the family..
February 12, 2012
My thoughts & prayers are with the family of Mr. Breck. I was a huge Big Valley fan and loved the character Nick Barkley he portrayed. And enjoyed seeing him star in other shows through out the years. He will be missed.
February 12, 2012
I always loved the show!
February 12, 2012
REST IN PEACE PETER BRECK. PRAYERS TO DIANE AND OTHER FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
February 12, 2012
Ironically I was watching a rerun of The Big Valley as I do every night since I found out it was on again, when I saw online of your passing and found myself sobbing. Thank you so much for all the great episodes...
February 12, 2012
My favorite Cartwright. My sympathy to his family.
February 12, 2012
WE ALL KNOW HIM AS NICK BARKLEY AND LOVE HIM AS NICK BARKLEY. AND I PRAY FOR HIS FAMILY GOD BLESS YOU. I WILL MISS HIM. HE TOUCH SO MANY HEARTS. R.I.P.
February 12, 2012
Sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed his work, even when he played a "heavy".
February 12, 2012
I always loved nick his hot temper always got him in trouble my sincere sympathy to his family he was a talented actor
February 12, 2012
we all love you and we will miss you so munch cowboy you are home now wen you have time lookdown at use with the sun on use .we on it is you .x.0x
February 12, 2012
February 12, 2012
my childhood idol has gone to be with jesus i will always remember you EVERETTE STOKESD BELL BUCKLE TN
February 12, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with of all the family of Peter. I still watch reruns of Big Valley. He will be missed by many!
February 12, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 12, 2012
I remember another movie of his that I loved...Lad a Dog
February 12, 2012
February 12, 2012
May you rest in peace and know that you will be so missed. So happy to have the recorded reminders of him. RIP handsome, Laurie (McDonough, Georgia)
February 12, 2012
So very sad . Your many fans will miss you. Thanks for the memories. God bless Diane.
February 12, 2012
A very kind man I met on a commuter plane out of Klamath Falls, Oregon many years ago (1970's), who helped when my 2 yr. old son had a bad ear ache. Good bye to a not only famous man but an exceptional man. Gail (Bend, Oregon)
February 12, 2012
So sorry for your lost,I really enjoyed him in the big valley,God bless your family and stay strong,Sylvia Perry Zebulon NC
February 12, 2012
You will be missed, amy os.
February 12, 2012
I loved the "The Big Valley" and mostly Nick(PETER BRECK). He was a wonderful actor. I feel bad about his passing but take comfort in the fact that he lives on in all his acting work. My prayers for his wife and let her find peace in knowing that he is at rest. Goodbye Nick...I will always be a fan. Mary, Pennsylvania
February 12, 2012
you were a great inspiration . rest in peace .
February 12, 2012
May you rest in peace Mr. Breck. You will always be remembered as one of the greatest cowboys of all times. My prayers are with you Mrs. Breck.
February 12, 2012
I had left my name and good wishes a year ago at his web site maintained by his wife and am now saddened by his passing. Peter's Nick Barkley character was a complicated man and by far the most interesting of them. He was a fine actor.
February 12, 2012
One of the SUPER cowboys of our day! He will be missed and remembered. Rest in Gods hands Partner.
February 12, 2012
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Breck Family. Loved The Big Valley, Nick, Jerrod, Heath, & Audra. RIP Peter.
February 12, 2012
a great actor,. he will be missed
February 12, 2012
THANK YOU FOR SHARING ALL YOUR WONDERFUL TALENTS WITH US AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES YOU GAVE US.
February 12, 2012
To the Breck Family

I enjoyed him on The Big Valley, I'm able to catch the show sometimes now when I'm off work.

Rest in Peace, thanks for the memories.
February 12, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the Family .Big Valley was one of my favorite Shows when i moved to the US from Germany Rest in Peace
February 12, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 12, 2012
It is frightening how fast time flies by. Peter Breck was a tough, young star and now he's rode off into the sunset with CoCo, the horse he rode on the "Big Valley". He bought CoCo from the Studio's when the show was done. Says a lot about Peter. He will live on forever by the magic of Film. Thank You Peter, for thrilling a poor kid in a row house in Pittsburgh in the 1960's.
February 12, 2012
I watched The Big Valley growing up and the girls and I at school were all in love with Nick! I have always been a fan of Peter and was so sad to hear about his death. He sounded like such a nice man. Wish I could have met him in person. God Bless him and his family, especially his wife!
February 12, 2012
I am so sorry to here of Peter's passing, he was such a fine actor, I enjoy watching him on th Big Valley everyday, my prayers are with his wife and family ( susan, ohio)
February 12, 2012
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
February 12, 2012
My heartfelt sympathy to the family of Peter Breck. I just loved his portrayal of Nick Barkley on The Big Valley. So sad to see the actors such as Peter pass on. He will be remembered fondly always.
February 12, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and many fans of Peter. He will be greatly missed.
February 12, 2012
I adored Peter in The Big Valley. Which is my favorite television series of all time!

Rest in peace, dear Cowboy. You will missed by many.
February 12, 2012
RIP Mr Peter
February 12, 2012
Good Bye Handsome cowboy
February 12, 2012
Big Valley was my favorite. You put the pepper in the show. God bless you and your family.
February 12, 2012
very sorry to hear about peter's passing i enjoyed very much watching him on the big screen and still to this day watch him he was a great actor my prayer's and thought's go out to his family and freind's god bless and again very sorry
February 12, 2012
good actor, will be missed. wish your family the best during this sad time.
February 12, 2012
Loved Big Valley because he was a major player in it. Love you Peter...
February 12, 2012
May Jesus provide strength and comfort for his family and close friends. Hear my prayer, oh lord.
February 12, 2012
My sincerest sympathies to Peter Breck's family especially his wife Diane. I thought Peter was a terrific actor and I enjoyed his work very much. God Bless you and may Peter rest in peace.
February 12, 2012
My heart is broken! You will be missed greatly! My condolences to your family! You will always be the cutest cowboy ever!!! Love you always can't wait to meet you in Heaven!!! Love always!!!
February 12, 2012
The Big Valley is my all time favorite
show. May the Lord bless, keep and comfort you. "Nick" will live with us
forever. Thankyou so much for sharing
him with us. He is loved.
February 12, 2012
He played DOC Holiday in the Maverick series in the late 50s and early 60s. Did a great job. Im glad I saw all those episodes too. Ken Simpson (WI.)
February 12, 2012
sure did love his movies in big vally he will be missed
February 12, 2012
RIP to my cousin, Peter Breck. When we were kids he would show up at the family reunions once in a long while. I remember when I was very young he showed us little guys some kind of rope trick when he was the star of his own cowboy show called "Black Saddle". How cool was that? Later on he hit the big time in "Big Valley". My father knew him much better than we did, of course. Peter came to NH and lived there for a while as a child, since his father was on the road as a jazz musician quite often.
February 12, 2012
To the Breck family, I just loved that Nick ,and his role on Mavrick. He's in the arms of God, what better place to be. Rest In Peace Peter, We will always love you.
February 12, 2012
I watched Big Valley growing up Nick Bartley was my favorite. May God lift his family up in prayer.
February 12, 2012
As many I grew up watching him in The Big Valley.......God Bless him family and friends.....Thanks for the memories...
February 12, 2012
I was so sorry to hear that Peter passed away this week. His Character Nick on The Big Valley was my favorite one. Karen Tripp
February 12, 2012
To the family of Peter Breck, along with many others I have always thought that he was the perfect cowboy..I watch the reruns of Big Valley on the Inspirational channel and enjoy them as much now as when I watched the originals...prayers and deepest sympathy to all of his family...he brought joy to many with his acting..God Bless all of you
February 12, 2012
Sad ...very very sad .. what a remarkable actor he was ...
February 12, 2012
To the Breck family in your time of need my prayers are with you in the death of Peter. He and the other cast members were my favorite. Keep the faith and know he had a great long life and left behind many great memories for us all
February 12, 2012
To the Breck family my heart is very heavy with the news of Peters death. The Big Valley was and still is my favorite show after all these years. He had a good long life but we are never ready to see them go. My Prayers are with you.
February 12, 2012
Sad to see you go Peter Breck You were an amazing actor
February 12, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I am a fan of The Big Valley and Peter Breck. I know he will be missed greatly.
February 12, 2012
Sincere Condolences to Mrs. Diane Breck. We love Peter Breck, his role as Nick in Big Valley shows his wide acting range. He is our favorite Barkley. We watch him everday and night. I wonder did he know he was a great actor? He is excellent and we are grateful for his talents. Thanks Mr. Peter Breck for sharing of yourself with the viewing public.
February 11, 2012
The Big Valley won't be the same without him. I loved his antics and he could always handle his business. He gave just as good as he got. Rest in peace Nick!!
February 11, 2012
I loved watching Bonanza as a kid, and Nick was my favorite. Loved his character - and good looks. My sympathies to Peter Breck's family.
February 11, 2012
Dear Mrs. Breck ~ Your husband was a wonderful actor. I watched him as a girl on Big Valley and have recently been seeing him in re-runs again. As a widow of 4 yrs from a beloved husband, I understand your loss and will keep you in my prayers. Peter most certainly is in Heaven. God bless you both. Jill
February 11, 2012
I wish his lovely wife Diane all the best and my condolences....I think she is a wonderful woman & was extremely devoted to Peter.,She took her vows very seriously "In sickness & health"..She was always so gracious..I emailed her several times and she was always thankful. She kept them in a book for Peter...He was a wonderful actor and person...May he rest in peace.
February 11, 2012
my heart goes out to the family wonderful show and great actor peace
February 11, 2012
HE WAS GOOD LOOKING
February 11, 2012
Diane, I'm 61 years old and still have a crush on your husband. I'm going to call him Nick. My family still watches Big Valley and he is our favorite. I hope you can find comfort in the fact that so many people cared about him. Sherry Cason (Baton Rouge, LA)
February 11, 2012
I just got online after a few days of being busy. My (Nick ) sent me a email when my world was coming apart. I'm better because of Peter. He remains my favorite actor!
February 11, 2012
My heart goes out to Diane Breck. I can't imagine how she's feeling after losing her husband of over 50 years. I admired Peter very much and I grew up watching him. He will always be remembered.
February 11, 2012
I'm so sad to hear of Peter's passing. My condolences to his family. I have always had a crush on him. I loved him as Nick. Our birthdays are three days apart mine is March 10th his March 13th. I'm so heartbroken. I'm so happy he's not suffering and we will get to see him in heaven someday!
February 11, 2012
To Mrs. Breck and family. I grew up watching The Big Valley and now my grand daughter age 4 watches it on the Inspirational Channel. So he will still live on in our hearts. God bless you always.
February 11, 2012
Peter will be greatly missed. He gave us so much and we will treasure all of those wonderful memories. To his lovely and gracious wife, Diane, we send all our love , prayers and deepest sympathy. God Bless.
February 11, 2012
With deepest sympathy to the Breck Family. He was a awesome man and cowboy. May God Bless you...
February 11, 2012
My deepest condolences to Diane Breck. Peter's memory will live through his work. He was a great actor. You had to love that "Nick."
February 11, 2012
To the the family of Peter Breck - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many. Who can forget his performances on Big Valley.
February 11, 2012
I loved watching Peter Breck on The Big Valley. I will miss him. Prays goes out to his wife, family and friends.
February 11, 2012
MR. BRECK WAS A VERY GOOD ACTOR IN ALL THE ROLES HE PLAYED. HE WAS A GREAT WESTERN STAR AND HIS NICK BARKLEY WAS IMPECCABLE. THE CENTER OF THAT SHOW. MY CONDOLENCES TO FAMILY. ADIOS NICK. GOODBYE AND THANKS MR. BRECK.
February 11, 2012
To The Breck Family, with our deepest condolences.

John 11: 1-44
February 11, 2012
With the deepest sympathy to his family, may you have peace and feel the Love so many had for your loved one. You were so blessed to have had him for so long. We as fans of Peter have such heavy hearts and pray for comfort and peace. May God bless you and my you feel his Love at this time.I know Peter must be in Paradise as he was a super kind of actor, We miss you Peter ( Nick Barkley) Breck.
Sincerley Yours
Maggie Gaskill
February 11, 2012
May God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 11, 2012
hi he was a great guy he was good in big valley he will be missed
February 11, 2012
I was sorry to hear that Mr Breck died this week. Nick was 1 of my favorite characters on the Big Valley. Karen Tripp
February 11, 2012
I loved watching the reruns of Big Valley as a teenager in the 70's. He brought enjoyment to many in his acting role! My sympathies and prayers to his family. God bless you in your time of sadness.
February 11, 2012
To The Breck Family
With deep sympathy and a heavy heart ,I write these words for your family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in all the pleasant memories that you have, and may they comfort you, and bring you strength, in your time of grief. May you also find comfort with the thoughts below:
Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
This verse found @ Isaiah 49:13 has comforted me, I hope that t comforts you as well.
With Deepest Sympathy
February 11, 2012
Peter Breck was a very talented actor and gave us many wonderful performances. May his family be surrounded by love at this very sorrowful time. One of his fans
February 11, 2012
god bless him and his family.i love big valley i still watch it.
February 11, 2012
As A child I had the rear plivledge of meeting Mr Breck with his mother Doris which was a very close friend of the family.He was fun and very gracious to a little boy,his presence was very captavating for such a youngster such as myself.I will miss him.Robert Walker
February 11, 2012
watch metv you can see him every day
February 11, 2012
I am sorry to learn of Peter Breck's passing. He portrayed his role in The Big Valley so well, and I never tire of watching the re-runs on INSP network. Condolences to his family. Lou Ann Matlock, Weslaco, Texas
February 11, 2012
OUR FAMILY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER "BIG VALLEY" AND ESPECIALLY NICK BARKLEY. U WILL ALWAYS BE LOVE. THE FLEMING, ARMSTRONG, CARNEY and WISEMAN FAMILY. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES THAT WILL LIVE ON FOREVER. GOD BLESS - NASHVILLE, TN
February 11, 2012
AS A KID COMIN UP, I LOVED TO WATCH BIG VALLEY. MR. BRECK, WILL ALWAYS BE A GREAT ACTOR. HE, IS NOW IN HEAVEN WITH THE LORD. MAY HR REST IN PEACE. OUT PRAYS, IS WITH HIS FAMILYS AND FRIENDS. FROM EVERYONE HERE IN TYLER, TX.. ( THE ROSE CAPITAL )
February 11, 2012
To the Breck Family and friends: Thank you for sharing Nick with us and letting us all have a piece of him for our own memories. I pray you can feel the hugs of love of so many. Bless you all and may you find peace and comfort in your days ahead.
February 11, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of your lost ,I was watching one of NICKs re-runs on WE TV today when the news came across the screen.He was one of my favorites.(He will be missed).CFordham-sarasota,fl.
February 11, 2012
I LOVED HIS CHARACTER, NICK BARKLEY ON THE BIG VALLEY. HE WAS A GREAT ACTOR. I HOPE THAT HE'S RESTING IN PEACE.
February 11, 2012
GREAT ACTOR. THANKS FOR THE MEMOIRES
February 11, 2012
I remember his wild performance in "The Beatniks" and "The Crawling hand."
He was a great actor and will be sorely missed. Thanks for the laughs.
February 11, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
February 11, 2012
Heath, Audra, Eugene:

My deepest condolences.

Nick was a great man. Always remember, he was the one that brought "Handy Random" (The man who shot Tom Barkley's killer) back to the Barkley Ranch. Thanks for all the great memories; chasing Callahan and the Irish "Hooligan Squatter's" off the North pasture, taking care of Captain Grizzly, before he got Heath (597) out of the box and not falling for the "Lean Back" trick in the Big Hotel.

Rest in Peace - Victoria and Jarred Barkley, Silas, Koby Kyles and Joe Craddock and Family. Those orange trees always did belong to the Barkley's no matter what Joe Craddock said!! (Handy Random did give ole Frank Craddock a good one!!)
James McDonough
E-Mail: james.mcdonough@pw.utc.com
February 11, 2012
For The Breck Family. I am sorry for the loss of Peter I know it hurts becouse I just lost my Uncle my last one I feel the hurtful loss. Well all my Prayers gose out too you Diane ,Family &All from The Big Valley Cast.
February 11, 2012
RIP Peter Breck(aka nick barkley) I grew up watching that show "The Big Valley during the 60's and it was one of my favorite shows. You me very pleasant memories as a kid. RIP Peter Breck.
February 11, 2012
I was so saddened to hear of the loss of Peter Breck. I grew up watching The Big Valley..LOVE THE SERIES. Loved him as Nick Barkley and I continue to watch him everyday on ME TV. My thoughts and prayers go with his family and dear friends. God Bless and Happy Trails Peter!!
February 11, 2012
I was so saddened to hear of the loss of Peter Breck. I grew up watching The Big Valley..LOVE THE SERIES. Loved him as Nick Barkley and I continue to watch him everyday on ME TV. My thoughts and prayers go with his family and dear friends. God Bless and Happy Trails Peter!!
February 11, 2012
I just saw that Peter had passed after an episode that just aired on METV. I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to everyone close to him! With Love and Respect...Wanda Bundrick
February 11, 2012
My favorite cowboy, Nick Barkley, lives forever in my heart.
February 11, 2012
Peter Breck a fantastic actor, rest in Peace.
February 11, 2012
I have been a fan for years. I loved Nick Barkley and enjoyed seeing Mr. Breck in other shows as well. I am so sorry for your loss.
February 11, 2012
TO THE BRECK FAMILY I HAVE WATCH THE BIG VALLEY SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL AND NOW I AM A GROWN WOMAN WITH CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN AND I STILL WATCH THE SHOW I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE BARKLEY BOYS WAS SO HANDSOME,MAY YOU REST IN PEACE GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN,CHERYL HARRIS,MELVILLE LA.
February 11, 2012
Too many of the good "old" cowboys are passing away. I remember him well, it was a good western to watch.
February 11, 2012
I have watched you on the Big Valley all my life. I thank you for a lifetime of great memories! You will be remembered forever!
February 11, 2012
Enjoyed his acting growing up and I was always a "Big Valley" fan. God rest your soul.
February 11, 2012
My sincere condelences. I love his work in The Big Valley
February 11, 2012
A part of my childhood has passed, but the memories will stay like the words to a love song in the heart.(SAL, VA BEACH,VA)
February 11, 2012
I remember that show. I watched an old episode Thursday Night and was wondering if he had died. Wow.
February 11, 2012
may you rest in peace.you are free of your pain.condolences to your family
February 11, 2012
I was so sorry to hear today of Peter's death. I have followed his career for years and watch Big Valley reruns on MEtv. He has always been a big favorite of mine. He will live on with all the wonderful reruns.

Diane McQuaide
Pittsburgh, PA
February 11, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
February 11, 2012
everyone in family enjoy watching Peter on tv.thank for all the laughs and good times you gave us by being a good actor. you will be remember. your in our prayer.
February 11, 2012
Peter Breck brought much enjoyment to all of his fans and he will live on in our memories for a very long time. I have been following your web-page Diane and appreciated the updates you would pass on to all of us. Peter will be missed by all but we'll continue to enjoy the reruns of the Big Valley every day. God bless you Diane. Our prayers are with you and your family for your loss.
February 11, 2012
I am 78 and i so enjoyed watching the big valley series. I wish it were still on Don Murphy. May all the soul's of our faithful departed rest in peace. We will miss you.
February 11, 2012
Dear All I wanted too say what a sad day this is. What I'm trying too say is not happy too say! I can't say much but I'm sorry too his Wife Diane , His Family & too the People that was on The Big Valley too. Well my Prayers gose out too them all thats all I have too say why is it hard too say it! I wished I could resive a sine Photo from him but I didn't I am not mad becouse I was tough too Love not hate.

Mimi
February 11, 2012
noted this on ty yesterday. Watch Big Valley every day at 3 on Me tv.Sorry for your loss.
a FAN
February 11, 2012
If a man's life was measured by the amount of friends he had, I think Peter would be so pleased to see all of
the wonderful messages in this Guest Book. May they bring great comfort to his family.
February 11, 2012
Mr. Breck I became a fan when I first saw you on The Big Valley and have enjoyed watching you in many other roles over the years. You had such a presence on the screen, that it was hard not to become totally captivated. Your kind of actor just doesn't come around anymore. Rest in Peace Sir. Your Family and Friends are in my Prayers. Forever a Fan - Heidi M.
February 11, 2012
He was a terrific actor I have followed his career for years. I am just a fan but sorely saddened by his passing.
February 11, 2012
so sorry peter has passed away. still enjoy watching him on big valley reruns. my heart goes out to his wife diane. love and prayers
a fan forever-ann mckay
February 11, 2012
I remember watching The Big Valley with my dad when I was growing up. I still like watching reruns when I can catch them. Nick Barkley was my favorite!! RIP Peter Breck. You are one of the last GREATS of TV.

Bonnie Groves-Brown, Great Mills, Maryland formerly of Topeka, Kansas
February 11, 2012
Sorry to hear that a 60's icon is gone...His sparring with his opposite, opinioniated brother (Lee Majors) made the show...Other than Audrey...Good Life...
February 11, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Diane. I know how hard it is to loose your long time partner. We are great fans of Peter and the highlight of our day is to have our lunch while watching Big Valley. Rest in piece Peter.
February 11, 2012
Nick was always my favorite Barkley son on Big Valley. I was a huge fan from the time it came out in 1965 until the time it was no longer on TV. But Hallelujah! it turned up on ISPN recently and since then I've been watching it three hours a day. Peter Breck brought much enjoyment to all of his fans and he will live on in their memories for a very long time. God bless you, Diane, and give you peace in the midst of your loss.
February 11, 2012
Febuary 11,2012, I am really sorry about his death. I watched Big valley for many years. I send my regards to his family. Sharon Chiarito Thompson, Pa.
February 11, 2012
I was saddened to read about Peter's passing. My husband and I both ran home from school in the 1970s to watch reruns of The Big Valley. What a wonderful show--so wonderful, our children watch it too. My youngest son was always impressed that Peter moved to our part of the world.

We hope Peter's widow, family, and friends will accept our condolences at this difficult time.
February 11, 2012
i sure remember peter on big valley. lee majors would always calm him down. i didnt care for the stanwyck character though. seemed rather shrewish. howd you like to wake up to that every day? but back to peter. i didnt know he played for the mavericks but having both an acting career and a basketball career is pretty remarkable. the bible tells us to "go to where ye were then follow and come back to where ye began." we can learn much from this as we pray.
February 11, 2012
My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy at your loss. My prayers will be with you at this time of sorrow. I was and still am a big fan of the Big Valley. He will be sorely missed. God bless....
February 11, 2012
Being as I'm a baby-boomer, I watched and loved all of Peter Breck's acting in the series, and movies he played in. May GOD rest his soul, and be with his wife, and many friends.
February 11, 2012
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE BRECK FAMILY,FRIENDS,FANS,&ALL WHO KNEW MR. BRECK.
February 11, 2012
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
February 11, 2012
RIP Peter Breck, You were one of the coolest cowboys of all time. I'm a big fan of yours. Now you're with the other half of the Big Valley Family. May you RIP
February 11, 2012
I STILL LOVE WATCHING THE BIG VALLEY RERUNS.MY GOD COMFORT THE BRECK FAMILY..
February 11, 2012
I STILL WATCH THE BIG VALLEY LOVE IT RIP NICK.ANNIE SHELTON PHENIX CITY ALABAMA.
February 11, 2012
I STILL WATCH BIG VALLEY LOVE IT RIP NICK.ANNIE SHELTON PHENIX CITY ALABAMA.
February 11, 2012
Peter Breck has always been one of my favorites. Loved watching him as Nick on the Big Valley. RIP.
February 11, 2012
Welcome to the heavenly big valley in the sky . Peter was one of the best.
February 11, 2012
I will miss Nick Barkley as I knew him as, me and brother use to watch Big Valley every day, then my brother use to act out as Nick and Heath fighting, yall was his favorite. So if you see him in Heaven give him a smile. Love ya and to your family my heart goes out to you as you celebrate the life he lived.
February 11, 2012
The Big Valley was one of my favorite TV shows. I loved how Mr. Breck played the hot head "Nick". Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. The Breck Family have my deepest sympathy.
February 11, 2012
I am still watching The Big Valley and love every minute of it.RIP Peter(Nick)You are in a much better place now. You and Richard and Barbara keep watch over us.
February 11, 2012
RIP Nick...Tell Victoria Howdy!
February 11, 2012
I still watch the show, Peter Breck is one of my favorites.
February 11, 2012
BIG VALLEY IS STILL ONE OF MY FAVORITE PROGRAMS . PETER BRECK PLAYED HIS PART TO THE MAX. MAY HE REST IN PEACE . GOD BLESS HIS WIFE AND FAMILY IN THIS SAD TIMES .
February 11, 2012
Whether watching Peter Breck as the emotional Nick Barkley, pitting against the Maverick Brothers or guesting on any of numerous shows, he was always strong, giving his all to each performance, to his fans. We were so lucky to have him in our entertainment world growing up. Thank you, Peter, God Bless you and your family.
February 11, 2012
I knew pete in the San Fernando Valley when he was working in TV.
He gave me his old saddle which I still have.

I am 10 years older than Pete but will drive to Canada to say goodbye.

....Chester Black -Minton,Az
February 11, 2012
R.I.P. "Nick" Peter...may God bless you & your family. Loved The Big Valley.
February 11, 2012
RIP. NICK BARKLEY I LOVE WATCHING THE SHOW GREAT ACTOR MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY.
February 11, 2012
Hello, Dian. Sorry about the sad news. Peter was a fine actor-as we all Know-but I also found him to be a fine acting instructor as well as a carring person during classes at the 'Breck Academy' in North Vancouver, in the 80's. He,as well as yourself,will always be remembered. God bless you,Dian,and console you through this difficult time which we all will experience at one tme or other...Peace be with you,and may the Lord abound you with His love and wisdom as you continue your journey to The Higher World where we are all reunited again for eternity....Love, Nello De Bartolo.
February 11, 2012
I cried this morning when I saw that you had died. Thank you for all the wonderful childhood memories you gave to me after I would get off the school bus and get to watch you on The Big Valley. You were always my favorite Barkley Brother! My condolences to your family and friends. ~ Marsha Miller (Lee's Summit, MO)
February 11, 2012
I watched all the Westerns when I was growing up...even tho I was a girl...
cowboys like Peter Breck made watching them so much better, because you could almost imagine him being an actual "cowboy" ! So sorry to hear of his passing, seems like all the cowboys are or have ridden into the sunset now... he at least will hopefully meet the rest of them there... Rest in Peace, Peter ~ Jeanne T. Leavenworth, KS
February 11, 2012
Our family watched "The Big Valley" from the very beginning and were fans from the start. Peter's character, Nick, was one of the favorites. I am watching the re-runs now and still enjoy it. Very sorry to hear Peter Breck has died and my thoughts go to his widow. Rest in Peace...
February 11, 2012
Mr. Breck was one of the best cowboys I ever watched growing up...Rest In Peace...

V. Coates, Columbus HO
February 11, 2012
Peter Breck,my favorite actor,a true gentleman gave the audience love and entertainmentwith his great style and abilites. he fulfilled his mission.may Diane always have peace and comfort.
February 11, 2012
Mr Breck, Thank you for the years of entertainment that you afforded us. You will be missed. My condolences to your family. May God Bless them and you. ~Rick Magee, FL
February 11, 2012
I watched Big Valley when it was originally on and am now watching the reruns. I loved Nick and his hot temper. God Bless you and rest in peace.
February 11, 2012
A strong man and actor who played roles to their full potential. God Bless the family and friends.
February 11, 2012
I picked him up in the oil fields ofm texas in 1978, after he ran out of gas. He was a real gentelman, I gave him a ride to the nearest gas station. He was coming home from a day at the caverns of new MEXICO
February 11, 2012
Thank you for sharing your husband with so many of us. He was a great actor. If I would have known how to reach him in all his months of illness would have liked to have told him thank you.
February 11, 2012
With deepest sympathy to Diane and the Breck family.
February 11, 2012
RIP
February 11, 2012
My deepest smypathies go out to Peter Breck's Family. Nick Barkley was my all time favorite hero, I was 9 years old when the Big Valley came on TV, and I am 55 now and still watch the reruns.
February 11, 2012
"I love the to watch "The Big Valley" , Nick Barkley played by Peter Breck was one of my favorite. My sincere condolences to all the family on the loss of their love one. May our " Heavenly Father " the God of comfort and tender mercies be with you." (Alabama)
February 11, 2012
Peter Breck was my favorite on "The Big Valley" My sympathies to his family. There will never be another "Nick Barkley" he was ONE of a kind. Godspeed.
February 11, 2012
Nick was a great cowboy.
February 11, 2012
Man i loved him as Nick, just a real man, and as Doc Holiday on Maverick, RIP Peter.
February 11, 2012
I wonder if he's still wearing those black gloves. RIP Mr. Barkley.
February 11, 2012
As a young girl, I was always glued to the TV on Big Valley night. Peter was my favorite on the show. He could be as rough as he needed to be, but he always showed a giving heart and a quiet peace in every episode he was in. He always made my heart skip a beat. I will miss him so much.

Please accept my deepest sympathy, and be encouraged that there were so many people who loved Peter and thought the world was a better place because he was in it.
February 11, 2012
Peter was a "man's man" and the only actor on The Big Valley who could pass for a real cowboy. We'll miss you, "Nick".
February 11, 2012
I really love to see Mr.Breck on Big Valley.may the God of love and comfort be with his family.
February 11, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Peter had to be one of a very special kind--he was so funny. I love his acting and singing.

Big Valley is such a great series.

God bless you and keep you,
February 11, 2012
i wear black leather gloves, my son calls them my "nick barkley's".....great show back in the day
February 11, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 11, 2012
R.I.P. NICK BARKLEY i am still a fan of the big valley
February 11, 2012
I will miss knowing he is still among us. One of my favorite actors. but we wil all see him again in heaven. Even Me!
God Bless You Diane.
Sandy from Pennsylvania
February 11, 2012
RIP
February 11, 2012
He was the real man on "Big Valley"! RIP, SIR!
February 11, 2012
my condolences go out to peter breck's family. i loved the show big valley. peter breck was a fine actor who will be missed.
February 11, 2012
So sorry to read about your loss. I grew up watching all western shows. My favorite is Big Valley and Virgins. They are showing reruns now I watch everyday.Thanks to Peter Breck (Nick Brarckle
February 11, 2012
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Peter Breck. I loved the Big Valley and would watch it on a regular basis. My Condolences and deepest sympathy go out to Diane and his entire Family.
February 11, 2012
Peter Breck was a tremendous entertainer in the roles he played on TV......from Black Saddle to his role as Nick Barclay on the Big Valley....he brought the character to life and in so doing gave credibility to the entire show. He shall be missed.

Jerry Sody
February 11, 2012
February 11, 2012
when I heard about Mr.Breck passing away it just broke my heart. he was a wonderful actor we will always rember as the rough son of the Barkley family. But also had A heart of gold! May you find peace in this time of sorrow.
February 11, 2012
As a teenager in Saskatchewan, I was a fan of The Big Valley television series. Peter Breck delivered with clarity and engaging Americana. I had the biggest crush on him. My condolences to his family and friends.
February 11, 2012
Will miss you Nick Barkley (Peter Breck) will be praying for the Breck family.
February 11, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Peter's passing. He was truly a wonderful actor!!! He was awesome on The Big Valley!!! No one can ever take his place. I send my thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. His name will never be forgotten.
February 11, 2012
My prayers to the family. He was always my favorite on Big Valley.
February 11, 2012
God Bless you Peter.You will be missed.Thanks for the great character you made in Nick Barkley.
February 11, 2012
I am truly sorry to learn that Mr Breck has died.As A child I loved to watch the Big Valley."Nick Barkley" was one of my favorites.My condolences to the family.
February 11, 2012
Rest in peace, Peter. I named my oldest Nick after your character in the Big Valley. Never told my husband that though.
February 11, 2012
He was a very good actor and my favorite on the Big Valley. Sorry to hear he had been ill and has passed away. He will always be
"NICK BARKLEY"
February 11, 2012
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
February 11, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 11, 2012
He guest starred in one of the best episodes of "The Outer Limits." O.B.I.T. Nice job by all
February 11, 2012
Mrs. Breck,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your husband was such a great actor. It was so entertaing for our whole family to watch him through the years.

May you find comfort in knowing that he is always with you.

May God Bless and keep you during this most difficult time.

My prayers are with you.

Sincerely,

Marie, Rogers, Ar
February 10, 2012
MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY
February 10, 2012
We love Big Valley, sometimes watch it 2 - 3 times a day. Our condolences to Peter Breck's family. May he rest in peace and in the loving arms of our Savior.
February 10, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 10, 2012
Diane,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Peter was so very lucky to have you as his wife. Your kindness and generosity in sharing your husband with all his fans are so appreciated.

God Bless you at this difficult time.

Joyce in Arkansas
February 10, 2012
i am sorry to hear of the passing, last i wish him happy birthday. his b-day next month on 13. I pray for the family. i love him the big valley growing up. may God bless your family
Margaret Singleton SC
February 10, 2012
I was in college when BV premiered. Watched every episode in its original and continue to enjoy the reruns today! May God's Presence, Promise and Peace attend you, Diane. You have been through a lot. Thank you for sharing Peter with his fans. I remember him from an appearance at the Chemung County Fair in 1959 when he was in"Black Saddle!"
February 10, 2012
Peter will be deeply missed, I have watched him in the reruns of The Big Valley. He was indeed cute and a great actor. He will never be forgotten but, always loved and remember. Rest in Peace Peter. Diane I'm sorry for your loss but, now Peter is soaring around in the sky towards the heavenly gates to meet the Lord where he will be safe and protect you from above the clouds still indeed with his never ending love for you. God bless You. xxoxoxooxoxo
February 10, 2012
We are so saddened to hear about the death of Peter Breck. Diane and all of his family are in our prayers. Peter is now one of the Lords angels. Peter will probably be with Peter the Apostle. Peter was the rock of the church and Peter Breck was the one of those strong people who did not give up on anything and fought a good fight until the end. We will miss you Peter and our Love for you will never die. We love Peter Rest In Peace!
February 10, 2012
Diane,
So sorry for the loss of your husband, Peter Breck. Thank you for the wonderful loving care that you gave to Peter throughout your life together, especially during his illness. God Bless You! Take comfort in knowing that Peter is in Heaven and is now reunited with your son.
February 10, 2012
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
February 10, 2012
Great show and loved to watch it. He will be missed and may you RIP Mario Prescott Valley AZ
February 10, 2012
How could you not love Nick Barkley, the rough forman. He was cool as could be.
February 10, 2012
I was just thinking about you today Mr. Breck while watching Big Valley on METV!! Rest in peace... You are admired by many.... !!
February 10, 2012
Rest in Peace Peter.
February 10, 2012
So sorry of hearing of the passing
Will be thinking of the family
Fondly Lucy Downey
February 10, 2012
February 10, 2012
This world will never be the same, just knowing he is not in it. I have loved him since I was a little girl. Such a wonderful man. He is finally with his son. My condolescences to his family. You must have had a wonderful life with him, such a loss. I am very sorry. Stay strong.
February 10, 2012
The Big Valley was and is still my favorite televi.sion show.
Sharon Taylor,Shreveport, La.
February 10, 2012
Peter Breck excellent actor and a true gentleman. may Diane find peace and comfort.
February 10, 2012
To the Breck family, Nick was one of my favorite Barkley's and I grew up watching him and enjoyed the picture and he will be greatly missed. I even enjoy the reruns. R. I. P. Nick, You are Love. A fan.!!!!
February 10, 2012
So sad. I was only born in '65 but I definitely used to watch the reruns. He was so handsome and talented. My sympathies to his family.
February 10, 2012
I grew up watching the Big Valley & watch it still every night for 2 hours on our Family Network Channel....I LOVE "NICK" & all his "rowdy ways" Bet Peter was just like him! Glad he lived such a rich life! He will be missed!
February 10, 2012
How I loved "Big Valley" growing up! I imagined myself riding the ranch as one of the Barkleys. So very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man & actor.
February 10, 2012
I am saddened to hear that another one from The Big Valley has passed away. I love that show,they all had great chemistry to keep you watching. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the Breck Family and friends. May you find comfort with our Lord and Savior. RIP Peter Breck
February 10, 2012
Sincere condolences to Mr. Breck's family and friends. He will be remembered by many who admired him and his work. God Speed to that heavenly valley.
February 10, 2012
I GREW UP ON THE BIG VALLEY, HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY MANY.. GOD BLESS ALL HIS FAMILY & FAN'S AROUND THE WORLD!!! MAY HE R.I.P.
February 10, 2012
To Mr.Breck family: My heart go out to you at this time of mourning. Alway remember his smile and laughter. He was a wonderful actor and person He will be missed by all those he touch through his acting and in person. Remember that he is at peace and watching down over you. He will be remember always. God Bless
February 10, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 10, 2012
Loved watching Big Valley, he always wore black leather gloves. Peace to your Family.
February 10, 2012
My sincere condolences to the family. I still watch The Big Valley and bought the CD package. "Nick" was like a friend. He definitely left his mark on the world.
February 10, 2012
I grew up with The Big Valley, and Peter Breck was one of my favorites. You will be sorely missed, Peter. To his wife, my sincerest condolenses.
February 10, 2012
thank you for all the shows God bless you Mr Breck
February 10, 2012
Remember him as a wonderful actor especially in his role as Nick on "The Big Valley." May God comfort your family and friends. Rest in Peace Mr. Peter Breck.
February 10, 2012
IT WAS A TV SERIES YOU LOOKED FORWARD TO EVERY WEEK. AND BEING A LIFELONG FAN OF MISS BARBARA STANWYCK ADDED TO IT. I WAS A DEVOTED VIEWER. MY CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY OF MR BRECK.
February 10, 2012
Peter Breck was the greatest. I know Lee Majors became the 6 Million Dollar Man and the Stunt Man,but Nick Barkley was the one to watch on Big Valley. He was rugged,nice looking,very cunning,and very family oriented. He will be missed.
February 10, 2012
You were just wonderful Mr. Breck! You will be sorely missed!
Condolences to your wife Diane! Such a wonderful lady!
February 10, 2012
I grew up watching Big Valley and love it very much as well other fine works he did. My heart goes out his loving family in this time of there loss. Rest in peace Mr.Breck
February 10, 2012
I watched every show Peter was ever in. I had the worlds worst crush on him. He is my age. I am so so sorry for your loss. Love in Christ, and prayers to the family.
February 10, 2012
I was just watching Big Valley last night and still admire "Nick".
One of my all time favorites and a truley under rated actor.
Rest in peace Mr. Breck
February 10, 2012
I watch the Big Valley when I was a little girl and today I still watch The Big Valley.It's still running on Insp. Channel.I love Nick Blarkley.RIP Delories Ezell(Fort Valley,Ga)
February 10, 2012
sorry to hear i was one of his fan
i stil watch big valley my condolences
to his family
February 10, 2012
loved to watch the big valley,peter[nick] was a good man.a handsome man indeed.we loved him then and we still love him now.rachel
February 10, 2012
I loved watching The Big Valley as a child... So much that I named my oldest son Nicholas and my youngest Heath!
February 10, 2012
I was watching The Big Valley Today,and after it went off i seened he passed away.I loved that show growing up,he was one of my favorite actors.God be with you and your family at this time of loss.Peter Breck(nick Barkley) forever live.
February 10, 2012
When I was a little girl I always said if I had a son his name would be Nick after Nick Barclay. 20 years later my Nick is a fine young man. Thank you Mr. Breck for being such an inspiration.
February 10, 2012
One of rochester ny own,RIP home boy job well done.
February 10, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
February 10, 2012
February 10,2012 You will be missed,and forever remembered. Roger Hall, Vancouver,BC
February 10, 2012
I'AM TRULY SORRY TO HEAR OF PETER BRECKS PASSING....I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A BIG FAN OF HIS...AND HE WAS TRULY A NICK BARKLEY TOUGH GUY....I THOUGHT HE WAS SUCH A HANDSOME MAN...I HAD A CRUSH ON HIM AND WOULD ALWAYS SAY TO MY HUSBAND WHEN WE WATCH THE BIG VALLEY(STILL TODAY)...DON'T MESS WITH NICK...YOU WILL BE MISSED...GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR WIFE...
February 10, 2012
Sorry for your loss.
February 10, 2012
Rest in Peace in The Big Valley
February 10, 2012
Rest in Peace in The Big Valley
February 10, 2012
As a young girl growing up in the days of of watching "Big Valley", I was in love with Peter Breck who played Nick Barkley. Rest in peace Peter. My condolence to his family.
February 10, 2012
May God Bless the Breck's Family during this difficult time. I watch the Big Valley weekly on cable INSP and my nexflix favorites
February 10, 2012
Was so sorry to hear about the about the passing of Peter Breck. Was a fan back in the 60's of the Big Valley and began loving the show again recently on MeTV. My condolences to his wife and family. Thanks for such great entertainment and may you rest in peace.
February 10, 2012
Sincere condolences to the family
of Mr Breck. He's riding in Heaven and someday we'll all join in the last roundup. GOD Bless
February 10, 2012
My sympathies on your loss. I loved watching The Big Valley growing up.
Shirley Gans (Montreal, Quebec)
February 10, 2012
One of my favorite actors old and new.
February 10, 2012
Watched everything I could with him in it always a pleasure to see, so very sorry for your loss.
February 10, 2012
Still watch Big Valley...Nick Barclay was the best. Sorry for your loss.
February 10, 2012
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
http://www.ruthann1.com
February 10, 2012
sorry to hear this, I was truely a fan.
February 10, 2012
I still watch the Big Valley. Loved watching it growing up. Nick (Peter) was always my favorite. Had the biggest crush on him for many years. God bless.
February 10, 2012
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
February 10, 2012
He will be greatly missed. I loved watching him on the Big Valley and watch the reruns on me tv now where I saw that he had passed. My sincere condolences to his wife and family.
February 10, 2012
to family of mr,peter breck,you have my heart flet, sympathy, may god keep you in his loving arms,forever,love watching the big valley, it,s won,t be the same now, j,south carolina
February 10, 2012
Rest in peace in The " Real " Big Valley.
February 10, 2012
TO PETER BRECK FAMILY,I EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AT THIS VERY DIFFICULT AND PAINFUL TIME.I ENJOY ALL OF HIS MOVIES,MOST OF ALL THE BIG VALLEY SERIES,HE WAS A VERY GOOD ACTOR.PLEASE FIND COMFORT AT DANIEL 12:1,2.AW.HOUSTON,TX.
February 10, 2012
I first saw Peter Breck on "The Big Valley" and later in the movie "Lad, A Dog". I was in love as a young teen with "Nick Barkley" and especially his liver chestnut horse!
God rest you, sir. At least the shows are on the oldies channel still.
Condolences to the family.
February 10, 2012
god speed mr. breck, you will be missed. prayers for the family from tim and sandi meenan
February 10, 2012
Diane,
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. As you said he fought for a long time. I pray that you find peace and comfort in this sad time. Best wishes, and thank you for sharing Peter with us all of these years. I am still a BV fan.
February 10, 2012
What a great show , and cast, I always liked watching Mr. Breck. I am sorry for your loss.
February 10, 2012
I've been watching him recently on "The Big Valley" on METV. All of the cast was terrific and they had wonderful guests. He has become my favorite on that show! I wish today's shows were half as good. The Lord bless your family, Mr. Breck.
February 10, 2012
THANKS FOR THE BIG VALLEY MEMORIES. LOVED WATCHING THAT SHOW WHEN WE WERE KIDS. HEARTFELT SYMPATHY...LENEXA KS
February 10, 2012
I still watch the reruns of The Big Valley. He was a great actor. Prayers are with you in this time of grieving.
February 10, 2012
May Mr. Breck RIP, I remember watching him on Big Valley, it was one of my favorite shows back in the days. To all his family & friends you all are in my Thoughts prayers.
February 10, 2012
To the Breck family: We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Breck's passing. We have been watching the Big Valley on ME tv and we so enjoy watching him. He was so talented! You just had to love him! What a guy! May God provide courage and comfort for you during the tough time ahead. God Bless, Sincerely, Bill and Donna Tavegia
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