Peter Redmond DART
08/02/1954 - 01/30/2019
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DART, Peter Redmond August 2, 1954 - January 30, 2019 Peter passed away peaceful and content, with all around him, in the house he built, with his loving family by his side, as were his wishes. He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie; sons, Joe and Ryan (Heather); grandchildren, Rori, Jack (and their mom Stephanie), and Ariana; brother, John (Leslie); niece, Tamara (Tony); nephew, Jake (Karmyn); as well as cousins in Indiana, Arizona, and the UK. Also, many loving family members, too many to count. Peter was predeceased by his father, John T. Dart; mother, Lena L. Dart; infant children, Sara, Mathew, and Micheal. Born in Montreal, he moved to Ladner in 1963. Meeting Bonnie in 1978 and purchasing their home on Arthur Drive in 1980. Peter was an energetic, hardworking young man, rebuilding their home. This is where Peter and Bonnie raised their 2 sons and built many cherished memories. In more recent years, grandchildren Rori and Jack would spend as much time as possible at Nana and Papa's house. Peter loved to ride and work on his many new and vintage motorcycles. Only a few years ago he went on a ride through the Arizona desert with his son Joe. He also loved tractors and in his final months worked on a special tractor with Joe. In recent years many could see Peter drive around Ladner in his 1930's Model A truck. Peter was a Marine Engineer for BC Ferries for 32 years, where he met many lifelong friends. In 2011, Peter was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia. In 2012 he was given a second chance at life through a stem cell transplant with matching stem cells, generously and unselfishly given by Martin Kattge of Germany. Battle number 2 in Spring of 2016, diagnosed with Stage 4 colon/liver cancer, Peter once again beat the odds managing to survive what most do not. Through all of this, Peter continued to live life, the best he could with courage, determination and gratitude. Grateful thanks to Dr. Forrest and all the dedicated nurses of the BMT ward at VGH. Also to Dr. Melosky, Dr. Pavolich and the nurses of the Vancouver Cancer Clinic. We want to thank all of our family and friends that supported us during these trying times. A Celebration of Life will be held March 2nd, 2:00pm at the Ladner United Church, 4960 48th Avenue, Ladner. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society would be graciously appreciated. This society is committed to providing a second chance for those needing a bone marrow transplant. Please take time to read their website, where Peter's story is told. Condolences may be offered at Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040

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Published in Delta Optimist from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9, 2019.
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March 3, 2019
At Peter's Retirement June 2008
I met Peter in 1976 during his first few days with BC Ferries. We were working as "GDs" (General Duties), but he expressed a strong desire to work in the engine room. Soon afterwards he got his wish and from then on to his retirement I knew him as an engineer. He was an outstanding engineer and a such a great guy. I attended the service for him today in Ladner. A lovely memoir written by his wife was read by his niece. Others recounted fond and humorous stories of their times with Peter. My sympathies to Peter's family and friends. We will always remember Peter as a rare combination of gentleness, intelligence, love of his chosen work and his sense of humor. So nice to have known you Peter. Myself and others who have known you will always miss you.
David Dedick
March 2, 2019
I had the privilege of working with Peter at BC Ferries. We worked hard played hard.I had learned alot from this exceptional individual....Calm seas and fair winds Peter.
Zaheed Taki
March 2, 2019
David Wong
February 28, 2019
To John Dart and Family...We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your brother..I saw the notice in the province paper..May you have peace and comfort during this sad and challenging time ...John and Linda Strobl
February 15, 2019
I met Peter around 1969/1970 at Delta Secondary School where I was a beginning shop teacher and he a student. He was what I called a "shop rat" and would turn up most days after school and work in the wood/metal shop until I closed it up to go home. I had the pleasure of reuniting with him on Canada Day 2018 at Kirkland House and we had a long conversation about those days so long ago. I remember him as a nice kid who loved anything that involved using his hands. Our recent conversation indicated that those same qualities were still with him.
I was shocked to read that he had passed away and offer my deepest sympathy to his family.
Phil Crampton
February 9, 2019
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
February 8, 2019
Father's Day June, 2017 Heritage Village Burnaby, B.C.
February 8, 2019
June, 2017 Father's Day at Heritage Village Burnaby, B.C.
February 8, 2019
Sept. 2016 - Classic Motorcycle Club of B.C. Ride from Dewdney Pub
February 8, 2019
I will remember Peter as a kind and generous guy who faced his health challenges bravely and remained friendly. As we met later in life, I knew him for a short time and am glad I did. My wife and I extend our sincere sympathy to Bonnie, Joe, Ryan and family.
John and Debbie Crawford
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