ESTEY, Peter Lloyd, Capt (N), Ret’d), Sea Logistics
Peter passed away suddenly on September 22, 2017, at the age of 67. He was born in Saint John, NB, son of the late Christena and James Estey. Peter was a loving husband, father, and grandfather (adored and affectionately known as “Bumpo”). He will be missed by his loving wife, Maureen Jeffries; daughters Caroline (Jason) Taylor, Catherine (Aaron) Webstey, and Megan (Ryan Shute) Jeffries; and grandchildren Ella, Drew, Sam and Charlie.
Peter was a proud public servant for over 47 years. He retired from a lengthy and varied career as a Logistics Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Captain (N) and went on to join the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. From there, Peter enjoyed an interchange as the Federal Public Servant in Residence at the Dalhousie University School of Public Administration. He moved on to become the Assistant Commissioner of Atlantic Region, Canada Revenue Agency, during which time he received a National Public Service Award of Excellence in Management.
In good times he recognized achievement, both big and small and in difficult times he listened and inspired. Peter was a true leader and role model – not just professionally but in life. He was always available to lend a thoughtful ear and share his measured wisdom. He went through his life giving, not taking. Peter had been happily retired since 2015 and enjoyed time with his family, tending to his gardens, travelling, and playing golf. Peter lived life with a positive approach and never took anything for granted. Peter was full of energy, humour and loved to make people happy – especially his family. He taught us that family and friends are the most important things in life. We will miss him dearly, but his memory will remain in our hearts forever. At Peter’s request, there will be a private family celebration of life. Please take a moment to remember him in your own special way. Memorial donations may be made in Peter’s name to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.coleharbourfuneral.com.