Peter Chew
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CHEW, Peter Peter Chew passed away, peacefully, in Victoria on February 4th, with his children at his bedside, and his favourite singer, Nat King Cole crooning "Unforgettable" in the background. Throughout his 97 years he was his own man-- beating the odds, defeating stereotypes, and living a life of dignity, integrity, sacrifice and devotion to family. He was born in a very different kind of Canada in 1923, and so, when his father died young, his mother took him and his siblings back to China, where he survived hunger and malaria, fought the occupying Japanese army, became a journalist, and developed his lifelong belief in the power of self. Upon returning to Canada he chose to break new ground for a Chinese, insisting on his place in mainstream society and raising a family of citizens of the world, as he called us. He was a wonderful father and role model and will be forever missed by his 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Deep gratitude to the staff of Somerset House, the place he called home for the past 9 years, and to the community of Victoria where he and our mother spent the happiest years of their lives

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Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Feb. 15 to Feb. 17, 2020.
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February 21, 2020
My husband and I considered ourselves fortunate to have had Peter and his wife Victoria as our neighbors for ten years. Peter always came across as a very warm and caring person and we enjoyed the socializing that we did with both of them. My sincere condolences to the family on his passing.
Julia Day
February 19, 2020
I got to know Peter when he first came to see Somerset to consider it for his new Home! He was such a kind, gracious and caring man. Rest in Peace Peter knowing you were loved and cared for by so, so many! Lynn Miss you already!
Lynn Larsen
February 19, 2020
I did not know Peter Chew but after reading his obit in the Globe, I wish I did because he seems like my kind of guy.

My profound condolences to his family and friends on their tremendous loss. Peter Chew rest in peace.
Joe Wong
February 15, 2020
Enjoyed playing bridge with Peter for many years, he was a real gentleman and a good friend at the table. He was liked by all, and I missed playing with him when he stopped playing at Monterey due to his health issues. My condolences to his family whom he spoke highly of at the bridge table and he enjoyed playing bridge with them when they were in town.
Terry Foster
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