PAGE, Peter With sorrow, we announce that Peter Page passed away on June 19, 2014 at the age of 86. Peter had been living with the challenges of Parkinson's disease for several years and was very grateful that his wife, Brenda, cared for him at home until the end. He will be missed by Brenda and by his daughter Gwyneth Jane Nelson, her husband John, and their children, Rebecca, Megan, Peter and Emily and the rest of Brenda's family. He is also survived by a son, Michael Page. Peter will be remembered by his many friends among the global shooting fraternity where he was well respected for his many contributions to the sport. He served as a very able Adjutant for the 1995 Palma team to New Zealand, the 1999 Palma team to South Africa and the 2000 Millennium team to Bisley, England. In 2003, he captained the 2003 Veterans Team to Bisley. On each occasion he performed his duties well and was also a cheerful chauffeur on and off the range. Peter was President of the Vancouver Island section of the B.C. Rifle Association for many years, organizing matches in Nanaimo and the excellent Butchart Team dinner at the end of each season. To mark his contribution to the sport, he was made a Life Governor of the BC Rifle Association. Until about 8 years ago, he was a regular competitor and frequent winner of the Winter Indoor Postal .22 matches. Brenda accompanied Peter on some of his shooting travels to the U.S.A and to England where they developed may friendships, which she will treasure in the future. Born in England, Peter is remembered for his gentlemanly demeanour by fellow members of the Maple Bay Yacht Club and by other dog walkers along the Cowichan River, where he took his beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniels for their daily "constitutional." Peter was a larger-than-life character who will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
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Published in Cowichan Valley Citizen from July 4 to July 5, 2014