Aug 24, 1928 – Oct 30, 2017
Peter Leonard Korney
~ Pete’s Way ~
Peter Leonard Korney passed away on October 30, 2017 at the age of 89 years.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Revelstoke Senior’s Centre on Tuesday morning, November 14th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment of Peter’s cremated remains will take place next summer in Dauphin, Manitoba.
Peter was born on August 24th, 1928 to Harry and Sophie Korney in Dauphin, Manitoba. He was a brother to nine siblings; Marie, Annie, Helen, Michael, Stella, Caroline, Frank, Alice and Ruth. Pete married Frances Kustra and together they raised four children: Tom, Sharon (Norm), Mike (Kathy) & Bob.
He was a grandfather to Kelly & Peter (Melanie); and a great grandfather to Hayden, Greyson, Aven, and Asher.
Pete had an infectious personality and was not one to be confined. He spent his career working on the railroad, one train track at a time. Proud of his years with Canadian National Railway, Pete worked hard, providing for his family; one paycheque at a time. At 55 years of age, CNR offered Pete an early retirement, with a “golden handshake”. A brakeman and conductor, dedication to a job he loved, one train trip at a time.
Throughout the years, Pete would often be heard in a rink, cheering in a booming voice, “In the Net”, one hockey game at a time. An avid sports fan, cheering on the Blue Jays, one baseball game at a time.
A talented musician, sharing his love for the harmonica and spoons, one note and song at a time. Pete fit into the community where ever life took him, one friendship at a time. A dedicated member of the Senior’s Center in Revelstoke, one activity at a time. With an enthusiasm for driving and road trips, Pete loved to drive, one highway at a time.
Pete had a heart of gold for all kinds of animals, one pet at a time. Forever tinkering around in the garage, his favourite saying was “what’s done by Pete, is clean and neat”, one project at a time. A love for food with the healthiest of appetites, one generous meal at a time. Throughout his 89 years, Pete lived each and every day, one day at a time. Pete did what Pete did; he did it his way, one full life at a time.
A man we loved so much, has left a hole in our hearts. A man so strong and vibrant. A man we had the privilege to call our Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, friend. A man who was larger than life itself. A man who will be forever missed.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Peter’s family by viewing his obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke