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Sep 9, 1950 - Sep 17, 2023
Cremation and a private Celebration of Life have taken place.
(1950 - 2023)
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the demise of Peter Pachecos in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 17, 2023.
Peter, who was born in Nairobi Kenya on September 9, 1950 to Robert and Ricardina (Ricky), moved to Canada to set up a life in Calgary when he was 30. Though he came without knowing many, his personality shone through, and he immediately found himself at home in this city. He was a stalwart member of several communities, all of whom will miss him terribly, but we all know one of Peter's greatest passions was dancing. Not just any dancing--he loved ballroom dancing and was a wonderful teacher of the sport. And he was a lot more than that: a writer, an editor, an animal lover, a confidante to many, and also a protector to some. He stood up for his beliefs - religious and political, always voicing his opinion in that particularly articulate way he had with words. His popularity transcended several boundaries, which is why his death is felt by so many.
Despite begging him for one last dance, the funny, strong, humble, and sometimes flamboyant Peter peacefully waltzed out of our lives surrounded by love and music. He died knowing how much he was loved by his whole family and the hundreds of friends he had all over the world. Heaven is a fun place to be now that the party-loving Peter has arrived!
We will always miss you, Peter. You left an indelible mark on everyone whose life you touched. We would like to thank the staff at Dulcina Hospice in Calgary for their compassion, patience, and full support of the family while Peter underwent this transition to his new digs in the sky. We would also like to deeply thank Peter’s many Calgary friends: Carol (Greg), Savannah, Susan, Cheryl, Gerald, Suraj, Char, Tony, Brenda, Bogdan, Henrietta, Theresa, Pastor Johnson Charles and Michelle. There are so many more, and we thank you all for your friendship and kindness.
Friends and family wishing to send memories and messages of sympathy can send their comments to: Peterthedancer19502023@gmail.com. We welcome all your comments. Please feel free to attach pictures as well. We will create a website so all your thoughts, memories, and images will be captured and made public. In lieu of flowers, donations to Diabetes Canada or to Dulcina Hospice under Peter's name would be appreciated.
Peter is survived by his siblings and their families: brother Roy (Thelma), sisters Christine (Dan), Vivian, Maureen, Juliette (Andy) and Eunice (Ray). He was a doting uncle to Robert, Jeffrey, Jeremy, Klaus, Christopher, Kevin and Siobhan, and a wonderful great-uncle to Arabella, Reece, Preston, Jackson, Charlotte, Nicole, Theo and Rian.
Peter will also be missed by his dog Bella, as well as all the dogs that became a part of his “extended family”.
Arrangements entrusted to Sylvan Lake Funeral Home – Sylvan Lake, Alberta. Condolences may also be offered to family and friends below.
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