Peter Gilbert John Lambert Giesen

June 8, 2020
It is with great sadness that we share our loss of Peter, a wonderful, kind and gentle man who left us suddenly and much too soon. He passed away at his home in Parksville on June 8th at 63 years young. Peter is much loved and will be deeply missed by his partner Denise, daughter Marlise (Kyle) and mother Berle.
Peter leaves behind two sisters, Ellen and Desiree; nephews Justin (Roz), Jeremy and Rhodrey; nieces Bronwyn, Katie, Anna and Julia; along with cousins in the Netherlands and New Zealand. He also has many warm memories of times spent with new and old friends who are sure to miss him.
Peter grew up in the Kootenays then moved to Victoria to work with BC Systems, where he was acknowledged for 30 years of service, retiring at age 55. He loved nature and was passionate about cycling, hiking and paddling sports. With a zest for adventure and exploring new places, he travelled across Canada, the U.S. and around the world. He was a true handyman and enjoyed building and fixing things at home and for others.
Since moving to Parksville, Peter became a Director of the Save Estuary Land Society and dedicated to protecting a special wildlife area known as French Creek Estuary Land. Donations to support this cause would be gratefully received in lieu of flowers or gifts.
To donate please visit A celebration of life for Peter will be held at a later date. Obituary

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