Peter Lawrence Finlayson – April 22, 1937 – December 17, 2011

In loving memory of Pete Finlayson who passed away December 17, 2011 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre, after a long battle against cancer.  His family was at his side.
Pete was born on April 22, 1937 to Harry and Margaret Finlayson.
Pete is survived by his sons, Peter (Kim) Finlayson and Mike Finlayson; his grandchildren Megan Perreault (Chris Wood), Brett Finlayson (Amy) and Crystal Bull (Shane); his great grandchildren Morgan and Myla Perreault and Ashton and Ayden Bull.  He is also survived by his brother Billy (Betty) Finlayson and sister Shirley (Cyril) Lobreau and their families, as well as extended family.
Pete was predeceased by his parents and his sisters Dorothy and Betty (and their families) in 1965. He was also predeceased by his first wife, Nellie and second wife Dorothy.
In his younger years, Pete loved to hunt and fish. He always loved hockey, whether playing or watching. Family was very important to him, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant the world to him.
Pete was a hard worker, and drove truck for over 50 years. He worked on the tugboats hauling wood for Dryden Paper, drove for others and had his own truck for years. He ended his career hauling wood chips in Saskatchewan. He was passionate about his trucks, both big and small, and was always tinkering in the garage.
Pete was known for his sense of humour and was always ready to tell a joke. He was generous and willingly helped friends, neighbours and strangers.
As he wished, Pete has been cremated. A private interment will be held at a later date.
Pete’s family celebrated his life with friends at a memorial visitation Wednesday, December 21, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Moffat Chapel of the Stevens Funeral Home.
If friends desire, donations may be made to Tamarack House or Dryden Palliative Care  through the Stevens Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 412, Dryden, ON P8N 2Z1.
Condolences may be e-mailed to sympathy subject: Finlayson.

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