Peter Bilinski

Sadly the family of Peter Bilinski, of Nelson, wishes to announce his passing at Kootenay Lake Hospital on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, blessed with 85 years of life.

Peter was born in Fisher Branch, Manitoba on December 10, 1929 to parents Mary and Joseph Bilinski. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and ATVing. Pete especially loved spending time with his family over the dinner table telling endless jokes. He also enjoyed having coffee with his buddies at A&W on Sunday mornings.

Pete was predeceased by his sister Jean Zahariuk and brothers Mike and Frank.

Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 35 years Leona; son Loren (Loretta) of Red Deer, Alberta; daughter Debbie (Rolf Kortegaard) of Nelson; step-son Bradley Hryniuk of Langley; step-daughter Cheryl (Allen) McLeod of Nelson; grandchildren Taylor and Zach; step-grandchildren Kyle, Nick and Jordan and the mother of his children Marlene (Allan) Hughes.

Cremation has taken place in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. There will be no service by request.

Donations in Pete’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the SPCA or the charity of your choice.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Reinecke and Dr. Malpass and the nurses and staff of the 3rd floor of Kootenay Lake Hospital for their care.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal

But love leaves memories no one can steal.”


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