It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, great grandfather, great great grandfather, brother, uncle and dear friend Pierre “Peter” Maxime Huppie of Kimberley, BC on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the age of 87 .
Dad was born on May 16, 1927 in Grandin, Alberta to Gabrielle and Maxime Huppie. He was the youngest of six children. Dad worked underground at Cominco for 36 years. He was well respected from all of his coworkers for his strong work ethics.
Peter was the beloved husband of Margaret (nee Anderson) Huppie who passed away in 1998. He was the loving father of Shannon (Gord) of Langley, BC, Christine (Ludi) of Cranbrook, BC, David of Kimberley, BC, Alan (Diane) of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Holly (Ken) of Grand Forks, BC and Pat (Jill) of Kimberley, BC; as well as a dear brother of Tommy Huppie and Gertie Arnfinnson. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
Peter was predeceased by his sisters Irene (Art) Schumacher, Doreen (Ronnie) Bowness, Mildred (Joe) Gairdner, brother-in-law Dori Arnfinnson and sister-in-law Annie Huppie.
The loss we all feel with you gone Dad is immeasurable but it does bring some peace to know you are now reunited with Mom.
Dad, to quote one of your favorite songs…..you are “Together Again”.
Peter’s funeral mass was held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Kimberley, BC. His Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please donate in Dad’s memory to the: Canadian Cancer Society, 19 – 9th Avenue South, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 2L9.