Robert William Peters, 68
It is with great sadness to announce Rob’s passing at Dartmouth General Hospital on February 28th, 2023 after battling cancer for several months. Born in Halifax on September 2nd, 1955, he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Betty) Francis McKeown (Starr), the late William Brett Peters and the late stepfather Fred McKeown. He is survived by his wife Kathryn Leeanne Peters (MacDougall), daughters Amy Elizabeth Peters and Robyn Leeanne Peters, step-brother Paul McKeown (Anne), step-mother Diane Peters and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. His education included 2 years at NSIT in the Electrical Engineering Program, SMU where he completed a Credited Photographic Program, and NSCAD where completed a Credited Photographic Program. He ended his career as the Manager of Busy Bee Tools after 16 years as a devoted employee. Rob took his job very seriously and was a very dedicated employee. No matter what, he was always present on his job, nearly never missing a day. He worked extended days and hours whenever necessary. He was a very fair and loyal boss and made many connections, relationships and friends along the way. Rob spent hours researching to learn new skills and obtain new knowledge. He was an avid reader and his skill set was unparalleled. He could fix, repair or build just about anything. Photography was his passion. Rob was experienced in both black and white and color photography. His knowledge and experience were exemplary. He knew how to master both artistically and technically a great photo. He was interested in Model Railroading ever since he was very young. The train set under the Christmas tree was an annual tradition. He had a strong interest in woodworking and the many tools involved. He was an expert at audio and visuals, always focused on the specifications of equipment to achieve the very best of both picture and sound. E loved old movies and old TV shows. Rob had a vast knowledge about computers and anything that was related to them. He had an avid interest in cars, aircrafts and boats of any kind. Rob loved music and treasured his turntable and vinyl records. He volunteered at his daughters’ elementary school for quite a few years helping with many things including their computers and their maintenance. He was a perfectionist at everything he did. He enjoyed many years of vacationing with his family at the cottage in Folly Lake. He loved listening to the train traffic and watching the trains as they rolled by, sharing the experience with his daughters.
A reception in his honour will be held on April 16th at the Mic Mac Club, starting at 4pm. Donations can be made to Hope for Wildlife or the SPCA. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4R 1B9 (902-679-2822).