Peter G. BUNN

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BUNN, Peter G. Born 27 June 1922 in Croydon, England. Died 11 March, 2013. Predeceased by his wife of 52 years Doreen, and survived by his brother Robert, his three children: Jill (Darrell), Simon and Pauline (Michael), four grandchildren: Peter (Natasha), Alexandra, Oscar and Christopher and 2 great-grandchildren: Dakoda and Breyn. Peter grew up in Brighton where he attended Brighton College. In 1942 at the age of 19, he enlisted in the army and served with the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers. He served in the tank division throughout the North Africa campaign and in Italy, where he was demobbed in 1946. In 1947 Peter married Doreen and plans were made to immigrate to Canada in 1949. They settled in Oak Bay where they resided first in the house that he built and then at the Huntsman on Oak Bay Avenue for the rest of their lives. By profession Peter was a building contractor and many houses in Oak Bay bear the mark of his craftsmanship. He loved his work but in 1962 he undertook a role in public life and this commitment to the community would continue for the rest of his life. He was first elected to the Greater Victoria School Board where he served for 15 years, including two terms as Chairman and was also the Vice President of the BC School Trustees Association. In 1978 he was elected to Oak Bay Council and served until 1996 sitting on numerous committees and he will be remembered and respected for being a courageous decision-maker and defender of local interests. He also sat on the Provincial Capital Commission in 1991, '92, '95 and '96. The last few years saw Peter providing a much-valued source of advice and guidance to a number of projects in Oak Bay and he will always be remembered for his clear-sighted, constructive and common sense approach to any problem or issue he faced. Grateful thanks to the doctors and staff at the Royal Jubilee Emergency Department and special appreciation to everyone at the Victoria Hospice for making his last hours so peaceful and dignified. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Victoria Hospice. A memorial gathering will be held in the Sports Room of the Windsor Pavilion on the 5th of April from 4-6pm. To leave a condolence or make a donation, please visit ">


Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from Mar. 16 to Mar. 17, 2013
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