Peter passed away peacefully at Talarico Place in Castlegar, where he was a resident for a few years. Peter was born in Glade to Bill and Anne Saprikin.
Peter was predeceased by his parents, his wife Lucille of 51 years, daughter Marion, brother Fred, sister Mary and great-grandson Kalen.
Peter will be remembered by his children Lavern (Jim) McDougall, Pat Schaprickyn, Ron (Angela) Schaprickyn, Verna (Wayne) Lebedev, Mike (Lori) Schaprickyn, and Kathy (Gordon) Rogers, his 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, sister Anne, brother Ed, step-brother Nick and Bill Sapriken, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
On May 22, 1954, Peter married Lucille and moved to Blewett, where they raised 7 children. He worked for CPR on the welding gang for 12 years. Then went to work locally in the forest industry until his retirement. In the late 1970s, they moved to Brilliant where you could find him working in his garden, planting fruit trees or raising ducks and geese in his spare time. He also loved picking huckleberry and mushrooms or something outdoors. We will always remember him as a hard worker.
We love and miss him very much.
The family would like to thank Dr. Merritt, nurses and staff at Talarico Place for all their care and humour, also thank Alternative Funeral and Cremation for their services.
A Celebration of Life for Dad will take place at a future date.
Donations can be made to The Alzheimer’s or Dementia Foundation of BC.