It is with great sadness that we share the peaceful passing of Peter Huska on January 10, 2014 at the age of 75. He will be missed and forever loved by his wife Pam of 42 years; his daughter Kyla Babcock and husband Chris; his son Ryan Huska and wife Denise; along with six adored grandchildren: Alan, Isobel and Joseph Babcock and Hanna, Olivia and Luke Huska. He will also be remembered by his very close and loving brothers and sisters: Anne Flynn (Murray), Paul Huska (Red), Marla Borsa (Bob), Edna Senko (Henry), Raymond Huska (Lourene), brother in law Robert Gillan (MaryEllen) and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Peter was born in Grandview, Manitoba on February 19, 1938. In 1957, he embarked on a 31 year career with the RCMP, stationed for all of his service in BC. Early in his career, Peter was assigned to police the “Sons of Freedom Doukhobors” out of Nelson, BC, where this newly formed D Squad made provincial history in policing. Peter was then posted to the British Columbia Pavilion at Expo ’70 in Osaka, Japan. It is here that he met his loving wife Pam. Peter and Pam married in 1971 and were stationed in Chilliwack, Nelson, Cranbrook and Trail. After retiring from the RCMP, Peter worked for the Provincial Government in the Liquor Control Branch.
During his retirement, Peter loved travelling to Arizona each winter, visiting Haystack Rock on the Oregon Coast and exploring other parts of the world. Peter was an avid hockey fan and wouldn’t miss a Rockets’ game. Other hobbies included gardening, walking, puttering around the house and going for coffee with his friends. Most importantly Peter loved spending time with his family.
Peter will be remembered for his big smile, sense of humour and his love of life. He loved his family and his friends unconditionally. He will be dearly missed, but our memories will stay with us forever.
Our sincere thank you goes out to Dr. Marty Steinruck for his care and friendship to Peter over the years.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in Peter’s name to either the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3 or “Coach” – Central Okanagan for Cardiac Health, 204-2622 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1V6. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.