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Obituary for Peter Stephen Vinet

Peter Vinet
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Vinet, 93, of Atikokan, Ontario. He passed away peacefully Monday, January 8, 2024, with his family by his side.
Peter was born February 13, 1930, in St Boniface, Manitoba. He is survived by his children Suzanne (Hugh), Suzette (Tim), and Trish (Matt), Linda, Steve, Dora, Betty, Sherry, Heidi, Barb and Milton; grandchildren, Andrea (Jeremy), Stephanie (James), Samantha (Riley), Brandon (Ashley), Stacey, Dylan, Nadyne (Blake) and Ally (Hunter); great-grandchildren Briar, Maverick, James, Pyper, Ryder and Jace; as well as several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife Nancy, his parents Eugene Vinet and Dora Cayer, children Geneva and Albert.
Peter met Nancy in Atikokan, Ontario where they were united in marriage and began their family. During their time in Atikokan, they raised their three girls Suzanne, Suzette, and Trish. Peter was known as Peter Power. He was trucker who loved his job. His daughters will always remember the trips made while he was trucking and Fraser’s Hill.
In July 1990 Peter and Nancy decided it was time to try something new, so they moved to Swan River, Manitoba. It was there that they got to enjoy their roles as grandparents. Peter was a fun grandpa, always taking the grandchildren for rides either in his truck or on the lawn mower, or snow mobile. There were always trips to get water or rides to the Timberland for coffee to be made. He was always willing to go for a ride.
Peter and Nancy remained in Swan River until July 2018 when they decided it was time to go home to Atikokan. Once back in Atikokan Peter enjoyed spending his time at the Pioneer Centre, spending time with family, doing his work and serenading anyone who would listen to his songs or harmonica tunes. In his last few years, he lived in the Extended Care at Atikokan General where his circle of friends grew. There he was treated as one of the family from his care team.
He is deeply missed and will always be cherished in our hearts and memories as a great husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa and great great grandpa.

If desired, donations can be made in his memory to Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay, 1184 Roland Street, Suite 490 Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 5M4.
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