December 31, 1932 – February 10, 2021
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad and Papa, Sid Peacock. He joins his beloved wife, Marie, who passed away just over 2 months earlier. After 66 years of marriage, his heart was broken and he couldn’t imagine his life without her.
Sid was born in Vancouver and attended Lord Byng High School and later UBC where he obtained his degree in teaching. While earning his degree he spent summers as a camp cook in Northern BC. He spent the majority of his career as an elementary teacher and principal in Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows.
It was the perfect vocation for Sid. He took great pride in the children he met through the years and could remember their names years after they left elementary school.
Sid loved to garden. Fresh vegetables and beautiful flowers were always in abundance at our Maple Ridge home. Friends that came to visit often went home with a bag full of fresh veggies.
Sid was a remarkable, memorable man. He was large in stature with an outgoing personality. His sense of humour was legendary for his dry wit, his funny stories, and his one-liners. He loved to meet people and took a genuine interest in them when he did. He believed we are all responsible for giving back to the communities in which we live and work and he was a dedicated volunteer with the Lion’s Club for over 40 years.
Sid and Marie bought their property on Galiano Island in 1973. They became permanent residents in 2000. Galiano became home. They met many friends and Dad continued to volunteer with the Lion’s Club. The grandchildren loved to visit their Papa. He took them fishing, boating, out to the crab trap, and showed them how to shoot the pellet gun. Galiano was fun!
Sid and Marie loved Dixieland Jazz and loved to dance. They attended festivals all over North America. Happy hour at the Galiano home included jazz, wine, good friends and laughter!
Sid leaves to mourn his daughters Linda, Carol (Tom), Cydney (Brian), and son Matt (Chrissy), grandchildren Luke, Andrew, Chelsea, Jessica, Brandon, and Cara, great-grandchildren Nora and Benson and many dear friends.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.firstmemorialsurrey.com
Until we meet again. Keep your pecker up!
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