Peter Parashyniak of Sicamous, BC was granted his wings on June 7, 2014 where he peacefully passed away at the Shuswap Lake Hospital in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 88 years.
Pete was born on June 18, 1925 in Melville, Saskatchewan. Pete was enlisted in the Canadian Army on May 17, 1944 where he served as a Private and discharged on July 22, 1946. He started his career in the Mines as a Manager for Port Radium at Great Bear Lake, NWT. Just as Port Radium was closing Lupin was opening. Pete transferred over with a dear friend and colleague to start up the Echo Bay Mines as a Mill Superintendent till 1980. Pete loved fishing and would tell his stories of the fish he caught in Great Bear Lake. Pete retired from Echo Bay Mines in May 1991 after 20 years of dedicated service. Pete was drawn to Sicamous because of a wonderful opportunity to create his dream home by the Lake – which is what he did and showed it off with pride.
Pete is survived by his loving and devoted companion of 11 years, his Bichon, Toby who misses him dearly, his Sister in Law, Edna; along with numerous family and friends.
Pete is predeceased by his Mother, Father, two Brothers, and a Nephew.
When Pete touched your heart he left an imprint on your sole! He will be missed by all who knew him.
A big thank you to the staff at the Shuswap Lake Hospital along with Fischer’s Funeral Services.