Peter Stewart Hyndman

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HYNDMAN _ Peter Stewart October 9, 1941 - September 7, 2006 Peter died peacefully at home September 7, 2006, after a five month long courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Maureen (Fauman); daughters Tory (Michael Goldsworthy); Nancy; Bryn (Whitney Dunn); son James; granddaughter Georgia Goldsworthy; brother Louis D. Hyndman Q.C., O.C. (Mary); niece Jennifer; nephews Peter and Bruce; Maureen's daughters Laura Fauman (Andrew L. Nemeth); Sheila Fauman. Peter was born in Edmonton and educated there and at Saint Andrew's College, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Alberta with an Honours degree and Gold Medal in Commerce. From 1962 to 1963 he was a Knox Fellow in Economics at Harvard University. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Law degree in 1966 and commenced articles at Farris and Company. In 1970 he was a founding partner in the law firm Fraser Hyndman. Peter loved the outdoors, particularly the rivers and streams where he enjoyed his passion for fly-fishing. He was a founding director of the Pacific Salmon Society and the Steelhead Society and helped in the fight to save the Skagit River. Active in politics all his life, he was president of the Progressive Conservative Party of B.C. from 1970 to 1972 and from 1975 to 1977 he was president of the B.C. Social Credit Party. Peter was elected to the Provincial Legislature for Vancouver South in 1979 and served as Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs from 1980 to 1982. He returned to private law practice in 1983 and in 1990 joined The Loewen Group Inc. as Senior Vice-President, Law and Corporate Secretary. In 1998 he became Associate Counsel with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP where he continued his practice to this date. Peter was also one of the founding directors of Arctic Glacier Income Trust in 1996, remaining on its board since then. Currently he was active in the B.C. Liberal Party and was co-chair of the Vancouver Civic NPA election team in November, 2005. A celebration of Peters life will be held at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 12th at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, 4300 S.W. Marine Dr., Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Nature Conservancy of Canada (B.C. Branch), 300 - 1205 Broad Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 2A4, or The Nature Trust of British Columbia, 260 - 1000 Roosevelt Cres., North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 3R4
Published in Vancouver Sun from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11, 2006
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