Peter William Davidson
April 7, 1946 to October 25, 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our Dad, Peter. He died while doing what he loved most, hiking in the mountains with friends.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 41 years, Maureen, his children: Julie (Adam), Annalise (Mat), Shaun and Melissa (Will). He is survived by his brothers Dick and Bob and predeceased by his parents, Red and Audrey, and his siblings Mike and Carol.
Peter was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and grew up on a farm 4 miles east of Coaldale. In the summers, between the ages of 14 and 23 he herded domestic sheep on his family’s mountain lease in the Kananaskis. This led him to university where he earned three degrees, preparing him for a career as a biologist. In 1982 he got his dream job working with the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, where he inspired people to participate and become part of their recovery success.
Peter was actively involved with the Rocky Mountain Naturalist Society, Rocky Mountain Trench Society and East Kootenay Invasive Plant Council. He sang with the Sun Valley Song Choir, Chuck Bissett Choir, and for whoever else needed a strong, good looking tenor.
He shared his passion, his respect for, and love of the great outdoors with everyone he met.
Special thanks to the members of the Rocky Mountain Naturalists and emergency 911 personnel. And huge thanks to Cst. Brad Sabo and Dr. Gerry McIntyre for their compassion and sense of humour.
A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday October 31 at Christ Church Anglican, 46 – 13th Avenue S, Cranbrook BC.
Memorial Donations can be made to Christ Church Anglican Memorial Fund.