It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Peter Cogill, aged 77, of heart failure, while on a family holiday in Nottingham, England. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Karin, his brother Stephen, sons Dieter and John, daughter Christa, and grandson Aaron. Peter was predeceased by his father Joseph, mother Mary, brother John, and sister Anne. Peter enjoyed a 62 year career in aviation, begun at age 15 as a Boy Entrant in the Royal Air Force. After emigrating from England to Canada, Peter was employed as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer by TransAir, Pacific Western, Canadian Airlines, Air Canada, and Cargojet, and worked for Red River College’s Stevenson Aviation until his death.
In keeping with Peter’s wishes, cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg. The service will be a requiem Eucharist, The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson preaching and presiding. A light lunch will be served in the John West Hall following the service; all are invited for a time of fellowship and mutual consolation.
May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
From the obituary published in the Winnipeg Free Press on November 06, 2013