Peter Rodulf  Gronemeyer

September 19, 2016 4 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

July 31, 1944 to September 12, 2016

Peter  was predeceased by parents Karl and Edith and brother, Roy.  He will be lovingly remembered by wife Cathy,  sister Ruth, brother Klaus (Faye); children Brian, Dana, Chantelle and Marc, 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces  and nephews.

Born in Germany, Peter immigrated to Canada with his family at age 12.  He grew up in Edmonton AB where he became a journeyman painter/decorator.  In his spare time he was a hockey coach and played pool and shuffle board.    Peter  moved to Kemano and worked for Alcan.  There he became a volunteer firefighter, a ships mate on the ferry;  an avid hunter, fisherman, baseball player, bowler , snowmobiling, and gardener.   He built a cabin cruiser and spent many hours deep sea fishing with friends and family.

After leaving Kemano, Peter met Cathy Keenan in Edmonton and they moved to Vernon BC where he started Capet Painting.   He joined the Lions Club and continued his membership in the Legion for a few years.  Peter and Cathy loved to travel together, and enjoyed the many visits to relatives and friends.  Family and friends will never forget visiting their home in Vernon and hot tub parties.

They moved back to Edmonton in 2002 where  they renewed old friendships and were able to participate in family celebrations.  Peter volunteered with community organizations.  His last public appearance was cooking hotdogs for the children’s Park Watch Mini Carnival this summer.

No matter where Peter  lived, the Edmonton Eskimos and the Edmonton Oilers were always his favorite teams.

“Petey” had a group of friends at the “Vous”, his after work social stop, where  they all  shared a beer and a story.  Occasionally a win at the VLT’S would cover a round for everyone.   The “Vous”  was also a great place to unload the abundance  of vegetables that Pete grew in his garden.

After years of driving large older type vehicles he recently purchased a Mustang convertible.  For years he wanted to ride motorcycles but eventually enjoyed biking  through the kids and their biker friends and organizations.

In order to say goodbye and thank you to all his many family and friends he planned his Celebration of Life.

Date:     Saturday October 8th, 2016 4 p.m. to midnight.
Time:    4:30 to midnight
Service:   officiated by Peter Helton at 4:30
Place:  10425 – 152 Street Edmonton AB.  Canora Community Hall
Supper and festivities to follow:   Including D.J., karaoke and toonie bar.

  1. lil and i are very sorry to hear of peters passing. Just yesterday i was talking to a couple of drywallers about when peter painted all my houses,and got me to build his daughters house in cherryville. Our condolences Cathy and family

  2. Cathy, you probably won’t remember me, we only met once or twice in passing, but Brian will, I think. I always enjoyed talking to Pete when we met at the paint shop, and we looked at a couple of jobs together. He was a good guy. My condolences.

  3. We send our heart felt sympathy to Kathy , Brain, all his wonderful grand children and great grand children,He will be missed .but remember everyone has great memories of Pete he goes back many, many many years .Well my friend and brother in law we have always loved you. May you rest in peace. Love last for ever John and Elaine.

  4. My very belated condolence Cathy, I just found out now, because of trying to get in touch with you both, i have very fond memories of the times spent at your place playing a little poker, and the very kindness you bestowed on me after my operation!with Gary and me. Gary also passed on in Nov 2015, would really love to see you again. I have lived in Quesnel now for the last 3 years, hoping to hear back from you Cathy

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