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Peter Rawson

May 17, 1939 - January 1, 2022


With great sadness we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, Pete
Rawson on Jan 1, 2022. Pete was born in Mission BC and predeceased by his
parents Cecil & Elsie Rawson and sister Peg McGarva.
Loving father to his two daughters, Lisa Rawson, Lori Jackson and son-in-law,
Dan Jackson. Proud grandfather to 4 grandchildren, Matt Jackson (Brittany),
Andrew Unruh (Jolene), Brad Jackson, Brittany Jackson and 2 great
grandchildren (Hannah & Avery). He will be sadly missed by many, including the
extended families of McGarva, Clease, Wood, McRae, and Jackson.
Pete enjoyed a long, successful career in the grocery industry. He started his
career with Overwaitea Foods in Mission as a box boy at the age of 23. He was
promoted to a store manager position which took him to many locations in BC.
In 1972, he was honoured to join the Overwaitea management team at the head
office in Burnaby. After many years with the company, Pete embraced his
entrepreneurial spirit, which led to his involvement with a variety of start-up
companies in the food industry. He spent his retirement years working alongside
his close friend Milt Walker, at various treatment centres in Abbotsford. During
this time, he had a direct impact on the life of many.
Throughout his life, Pete made a point of always talking to and connecting with
people. Over the years, he shared a special relationship with his honorary
daughters (Darlene & Fern) as well as special connections with staff at Red
Robin in Abbotsford and Boston Pizza in Chilliwack. He will be best remembered
for his quick wit, non-judgmental guidance, stellar life advice and love of good
conversation, especially if it was sports related!
Pete was immensely proud of all his grandchildren and enjoyed being a part of
their lives. He was well known at the hockey rinks, soccer fields and dance
Dad, we know you are soaring with the eagles and listening to your favourite Neil
Diamond tunes. Sweet Caroline, Cracklin Rose and Long-fellow Serenade will
forever be in our memories when we think of you “dream of only me, where I am,
what I am, what I believe in”.
Our thanks to staff and caregivers at Cascade Lodge in Chilliwack, you are all
amazing and we so appreciate how much you loved our Father!
His immediate family will pay tribute in a small private memorial. A celebration of
life will be held later this year.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC, is


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From: Christine Cassian
Relation: Friend and Salad Provider

Pete was a truly bright light and a memorable person. He was a cherished long term guest here at Boston Pizza and was a delightful conversationalist. Pete became a friend and mentor to all and was quick and generous with his advice and experiential anecdotes. His stories will be missed. Thank you Pete for sharing so many lunches with us!

From: Robert Dares
Relation: I lived to the west of Lawrence's lane, Peter lived east of Lawrence's lane, next to the Patullas

Sorry to hear that you are gone Pete. You were my best friend in 1949 and we were always together. We went to school together, we played together, we went to the Saturday matinee together. Now that I have found you, it is too late to say goodbye.

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