Peter Andrew Vermette. Born January 18, 1933, St. Hippolyte, Saskatchewan. The family is saddened to announce the passing of Piere Andre Vermette on December 25th, 2009 in Kamloops after an extended illness and lengthy stay in the local hospital. Peter is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Jeannette Taylor; his sons, Dwight (Nancy) and family of Barnhardt, Missouri, and Glen, also of Missouri, U.S.A., and Perry of Penticton, BC; daughters, Levilie Vermette Hilts (Jay) of Kelowna and Lorelie Scott of Chilliwack; step-daughter, Debbi Lang (Mike) of Surrey, and step-son, Brian Taylor (Tammy) of Kamloops. Also surviving are his adored grandchildren, Kurtis and Amber Hilts, Morgan and Darcy Scott; step-grandchildren, Jenny Lang, Jeff and Tyler Makulowich. Surviving siblings are Mary Culbert (Joe) of Midway, BC, Cindie Youb (Ken) of Williams Lake, Oscar Vermette (Della) of Midway; sisters-in-law, Simone Vermette of Princeton, Alma Vermette of Kitimat, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Peter has been regarded as a family member by numerous Taylor family members and his friendship has been treasured by all those who have come to know him. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Leontine and Elie Vermette; brothers, Phillip, Louis, and Maxime; brother-in-law, Bob Dunphy and sister, Alice Dunphy. Peter’s family are extremely grateful to Dr. Bishop and Dr. Rollheiser of R.I.H. and the nursing staff of 7 North as well as the physiotherapist and the staff of the 2nd floor at Ponderosa Lodge for the excellent care extended to Peter over the several weeks of his stay. Since Peter requested no funeral service be held, his family attended an intimate dinner where stories were exchanged and memories relived.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Lung Association, 2675 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC. V6H 2K2 would be greatly appreciated.
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