It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Peter Horochuk in Noric House on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at the age of 82 years.

Peter will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lena, to whom he was married for 55 years; one son, David; two daughters, LeAnne (Brian) and Tanya (Jeff); seven grandchildren, Radley, Ryan, Jesse, Jayden, Brian, Stella and Max; one brother, Bill; four step-brothers, Howard, Harry, Andy and Peter; three sisters, Eva, Sophie and Pauline; one step-sister, Anne; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Adam and Bruce.

Peter was born in Swan River, Manitoba on November 1st, 1929. He met Lena in Winnipeg in 1955, and they were married in 1957. A couple of years later, they moved to Vernon where they raised their family and lived into their retirement. Peter worked in various positions in the logging industry, and also as a carpenter and orchardist.

Whether you knew Peter through work, church, friendship or as family, his humor, kindness and helpful, hard-working nature will have left a lasting impression on you. He was truly a one-of-a-kind man, and the way he lived his life taught so many of us about faith, hope and unconditional love. He will be dearly missed.

A private family Graveside Service at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery will precede a Celebration Of Peter’s Life which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. with Mr. David Poplawski and Pastor Bob Delgatty officiating. A Reception will follow in the Bethel Tea Room.

As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Peter to the Alzheimer Society Of B.C., #102-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the wonderful, caring staff at Noric House who cared for Peter in such a kind and loving way while being a resident there.

Funeral arrangements have been made with


5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5


Vernon Morning Star

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