Spr Peter Sven (Ret’d)

    • Sapper Peter Sven (Ret’d)
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    • Sapper Peter Sven (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Peter Sven (Ret’d) on 20 October 2015 in Vancouver, BC, at age 74 years.  

    Peter was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1958 with the 7th Intake of the Sapper Apprentice Program. Completed his Grade 12 education with this program, Peter was granted a years leave to take his Senior Matriculation at Chilliwack High School as he wanted to enter the Regular Officer Training Program  to become either an architect or civil engineer. Plans changed and he completed his military service with 3 Field Squadron, Chilliwack and took his release in 1964.

    After completion of his military service Peter started employment with RKTG (Robertson, Kolbeins, Teevan & Gallagher) Consulting Engineers as a structural draughtsman.  He worked with RKTG for over 38 years and retired in 2002 as Chief Draughtsman and Senior Partner of the firm. In his retirement Peter became a strong advocate and volunteer for controlling the development of his Dunbar, BC community. He was the expert on ‘all things architectural’ for the Dunbar Vision Implementation Committee and was active in preserving his 1938 Heritage House in Vancouver as well as helping to preserve the nature of his community.

    By request, there will be no funeral service. {khNov2015}