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Obituary - Arthur Peter

Arthur Peter

1934 - 2020

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Peter(2020)

It is with deep sadness that we, the family of Arthur James Peter, announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He passed away peacefully in Medicine Hat on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, after a life well lived. Art is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; daughters, Pat (Neil) Munro and Shelly (Doug) Kaupp as well as his grandchildren, Matthew, Laura and Emilee. He is also survived by a sister, Joyce Rasmussen; sister-in-law, Donna Weiss as well as nieces, nephews and extended family including many wonderful friends in his community and around the province. Art spent 38 years working for the Alberta Forest Service and was stationed in many communities across the province. Art and Marilyn moved to Medicine Hat in 2003 where they enjoyed spending time with friends, family, travelling and their cabin in Elkwater. Special thanks to Dr. Foley and the nursing staff on the 4th floor at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for the exceptional care that they provided. As per Dad’s wishes, a private interment will take place at the St. Margaret’s Church Cemetery in Cypress Hills at a later date.


  1. Donna and Bruce Shepard:
    Apr 03, 2020 at 02:45 PM

    We were very saddened by Art's passing. He was a pillar in our community and we feel very lucky to have known and worked with him. He leaves a legacy of having won a battle with the City on behalf of the community of River Ridge. For that the community should be forever thankful. He will truly be missed. Bruce and Donna Shepard.

  2. Arthur & Colleen DAY:
    Apr 03, 2020 at 06:51 PM

    So sorry to learn of Art death. I met Art and Marilyn in the Division #4 dormitory. I was part of Art and Marilyn's wedding party. We have kept in touch over the years. Many really great memories.

  3. Kelvin & Kim Rehm:
    Apr 03, 2020 at 10:00 PM

    We would like to express our condolences to Marilyn, Pat, Shelly and extended family. Pete always had a humorous take on the subject matter at hand being discussed. We will dearly miss those conversations at family gatherings. Kelvin, Kim, Quintin and Clayton

  4. Richard Worden:
    Apr 03, 2020 at 11:22 PM

    Dear Marilyn and family:
    Elaine joins me in expressing to you and the family our deepest sympathy on the passing of Art. Our thoughts and prayers are for you.
    Richard and Elaine Worden

  5. Kelvin &Kim Rehm:
    Apr 03, 2020 at 11:23 PM

    Our condolences to Marilyn, Pat, Shelly and extended family. Pete always had a humorous take on the conversation on hand. We will truly miss his presence at family gatherings. Kelvin, Kim, Quintin and Clayton

  6. Ali Milton:
    Apr 05, 2020 at 12:47 PM

    I’m so very sorry to hear the passing of Art. I had cut Art’s hair for a couple years and he brought me a lot of joy and many laughs during his appointments. He was a very funny man. My condolences to Marilyn and family. He will forever be missed by many.

  7. Nick & Doreen Medwid:
    Apr 05, 2020 at 01:43 PM

    Our condolences to you Marylyn and family. Although we knew Art for a short while he will be missed.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family
    Nick & Doreen

  8. Julie and Paul McLennan:
    Apr 05, 2020 at 02:03 PM

    Our condolences and thoughts are with the family during this time.

    I'll always remember Art for a lot especially during pruning of shrubs as he taught me how to do it the right way, for our nice chats and laughter while meeting up on walks on the trail, knowing when we saw him in his hip waders, that the water feature was definitely going to work and of course our happy hours where we solved the problems of the world. He was our first contact when we moved into the community, showing us around and introducing us to our neighbours. Its these little things that will always bring good memories of Art to us.

  9. Eric and Doreen Hortness:
    Apr 05, 2020 at 06:25 PM

    We were very sorry to hear of Art's passing. He will be missed by us and the other members of the Happy Hatters.

  10. Penny Felesky Porcina:
    Apr 05, 2020 at 07:49 PM

    My sincere sympathy to Marilyn and All the Family on your great loss. May all the fun and wonderful meMories you have of Art help to soften your sorrow. Thoughts and love♡ Penny Porcina

  11. Stella Bell:
    Apr 05, 2020 at 11:23 PM

    So sorry to hear of Art’s passing. Treasure the precious memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Marilyn, and your family at this very sad and difficult time.
    Stella Bell

  12. First Impression Hair & Body:
    Apr 07, 2020 at 09:35 PM

    The staff at First Impression Hair & Body Studio send our condolences in the loss of Art.
    We are thinking of you all.

  13. Joseph/Carolyn Batke:
    Apr 10, 2020 at 04:21 PM

    Our deepest sympathies to Marlyin and family.
    Art will be missed by all.
    Especially at our functions here in River Ridge

  14. Dave and Sue Forbes:
    Apr 11, 2020 at 03:45 PM

    We were deeply saddened to hear of Art's passing.

    Our thought and prayers are with all of you.

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