Niessen, Peter

May 31, 1933 – June 29, 2020
at the age of 87 years:    

We are sad to announce that Peter Niessen passed away peacefully on June 29, 2020 in Sorrento, BC at the age of 87.  He was born May 31, 1933 in the Ukraine and came to Canada in 1948 where he became a Canadian citizen on December 22, 1960. 

He leaves behind Susie, his loving wife of 63 years, his children Gary (Debbie), Greg (Laura), Janet (Dave), 4 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. 

He worked at Ocean Construction in Vancouver for 38 years. He and Susie retired to the Shuswap where they became involved in the community and church, where they made many friends. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, and camping. 

A memorial service with family and friends will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Evangelical Free church in Sorrento.



  1. Condolences to you, Susan and family. You are in our prayers. May God’s peace be with you all. MUCH LOVE!

  2. May your memories of your wonderful Peter comfort you Sue and all the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Greg and Laura and family,

    Our condolences on the loss of you dad/grandfather. When we vacationed in Salmon Arm, we visited a few times with Peter and Susan and even attended church with them. Peter was always very kind, gentle and humble and a pleasure to visit. We will miss him.

    John and Iris Piera

  4. My prayers and condolences to you, Susan, and your entire family. Peter was a a gentle soul and loved and respected by many. Your family will be your rock to lean on in the days to come.

    Nadene Sanderson

  5. My condolences Susan, to you and your family at this time. Always enjoyed Peter’s smile at the bowling alley ❤

  6. Dennis and I were saddened hearing of the passing of Peter. Our condolences to Susan and the family. May God wrap his loving arms Around you Susan and the family in the days forward.

    Dennis and Sheryle Blackwood

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