Passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side at Trillium Mississauga Hospital on January 4, 2024 at the golden age of 80. Cherished husband of Sophie (née Bartunek) for 55 years. Loving father of Peter (Julie) and Susan (Greg Laughton). Adored grandfather of Sarah, Joshua, and Matthew. Sadly missed by his sister-in-laws, brother-in-law, many special nieces, nephews, their children and grandchildren.
Peter's life revolved around his family. He found joy in the achievements and laughter of all of those he loved but especially his children and grandchildren. Close friends were family to him, there was no distinction. He was extremely generous, optimistic, worry-free and constantly solving whatever problem came his way. To him there were no problems, only opportunities. A life-long learner and advocate of learning, he was always teaching and helping others, passing along the knowledge he had. Peter could be found at the cottage as much as possible. It was his ultimate happy place. He could be found puttering around, doing odd jobs, having a coffee, supervising '5-minute jobs', out for a boat ride, and enjoying his food. Every meal was better with him at the table. He took pride in his Hungarian heritage, traditions and food. He loved his annual trips to the Hunting Camp for fishing and hunting with the guys. He had his way of doing things, 'the right way' and he organized so that everything had its place.
Peter was well respected in his professional life as a practicing Professional Engineer. Working with turbomachinery, he specialized in the overhaul of rotating equipment such as turbines and compressors. He was sought out for his expertise and his common sense/logical/never-give-up approach to solving problems. He was a hard-working, dedicated professional in his field. A constant teacher, he was always passing along his knowledge to others. He helped customers solve their problems and colleagues advance with their careers. He loved meeting with others and advancing his professional knowledge during his annual trip to the Turbomachinery Symposium in Houston, Texas. He was the proud owner of PJ Turbomachinery Services Inc. for the past 30 years. He also worked as a representative for Revak, Hoerbiger, and GEM, as well as previous employment with companies Elliott and M.A.N. Lepper.
Our family wishes to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the many health care staff at Trillium Mississauga who so kindly cared for Peter with compassion and professionalism and provided great comfort to our family in his final days.
Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 921 Flagship Avenue, Mississauga, on Tuesday, January 9th at 12:30 p.m., with an opportunity to pay last respects starting one hour prior to the Mass.
For those who wish, donations may be made to Trillium Health Partners.
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