OBERLANDER H. Peter OC PhD FRAIC LLD (HON) Peacefully on December 27, 2008, Shabbat Miketz during the Festival of Hannukah. Beloved life partner for 56 years of Cornelia Hahn, devoted father of Judy (Mark Wexler), Tim (Julie Martz), and Wendy; loving grandfather of Ariel, Talia, Malka and Uriel. Peter will be greatly missed by his brother George (Suzanne), nieces, nephews and extended family; devoted colleagues and friends around the world. The family extends their gratitude to the caring doctors and nursing staff of the BC Cancer Agency, the Palliative Care Unit, VGH, the Palliative Care team of Pacific Spirit Health Unit, as well as the homecare given by Classic Caregivers, Ltd. A funeral service was held at Temple Sholom on December 29, 2008, followed by burial in White Rock. Shiva is private. There will be a celebration of Peters life in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival Society, 604-266-0245; The Salvation Army, 1-877-469-4438; BC Cancer Foundation, 604-877-6040; VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, 604-875-4676.
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 3, 2009