It is with deeply saddened hearts we announce the passing of Peter Timothy Unruh. Son of George and Pat Unruh. Pete passed away unexpectedly at Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace Jan. 7, 2014.
Pete was born Jan. 9, 1971 in Burns Lake. He grew up there along with his sister Gwen, grandparents, uncles and aunts who loved him very much. He made many friends.
Pete got an early start in the work force when George Hamp hired him at his concrete business. There Pete learned to operate some machinery and how to work with concrete.
When Pete moved to Terrace in his early twenties he worked in various sawmills. He then learned how to work with brick where he helped to build Walmart, a school and other buildings. Pete then worked in the bush running machinery, falling, mechanic and whatever else came his way. He there got into road building and grading winter roads which is what he was doing at the time of his death. Terrace is where he met his lady Rhonda. He helped raise Rhonda’s daughter Kelsie as if she was his own.
Pete always did what he could to help others no matter if they were children or seniors, never expecting anything in return. A very fond memory of Pete’s mother is last year on Mother’s Day Pete had phoned her to tell her he was helping an elderly couple who owned a flower shop in Terrace. He was making many trips to deliver flowers to mothers and grandmothers around Terrace with his own vehicle for no wage. He then said mom you should see their glowing faces. Then he said with a chuckle “They are tipping me.” This brings great pride to his mother. And of course at the end of every phone call was “I love you mom.”
Pete kept in touch with family and friends. Pete’s parents, sister, niece and nephew looked forward to visits with him and his family in Terrace. And they look forward to his visits back in Burns Lake.
Pete will be missed so much by family and friends. We love you Pete. Pete passed away peacefully with his mother, girlfriend Rhonda and daughter, aunt Linda, other family and friends at his side.
He is survived by his mother Pat, girlfriend Rhonda, daughter Kelsie, granddaughter Madison, sister Gwen Driscol, niece Taylor, nephew Joseph, many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Predeceased by father George Unruh, grandparents Aron and Lena Unruh, Abe and Ethel Wiens, uncle Jack Calder, Bill Wiens, Henry and Linn Unruh, aunt Anne Banks, his buddy Gordie Hamilton.
A memorial barbecue will be held later in the spring.