Peter Roy Fargey

June 27, 2016 11 Condolences Print Obituary

April 23, 1942 – June 25, 2016

On June 25, 2016, Peter passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, following a hard-fought battle with cancer. He will be lovingly remembered by Gwen, his wife of 50 years, his three children, Rob Bannerman (Lisa), Carie Fargey-Scott (Phil), Jodi Whitehead (Jim), six grandchildren, Ryan, Brad and Jordan Bannerman, Cally and Brady Whitehead, and Abigail Scott. He will also be missed by his sister Dayle Gaskarth (Dave) and family. Peter was predeceased by his parents John (Bud) and Catherine Fargey.

Peter was born and raised in Calgary. He had many musical talents, finishing his music career as a singer with The Esquires. Working at CHEC Radio in Lethbridge took him from the sales department to the host of the morning show. He resumed working in sales, first in insurance, then in the print industry, at Riley’s Reproductions in Calgary and Edmonton. In 1980, he and Gwen purchased Nisku Printers, and grew the company together over the years, thanks in large part to their loyal, dedicated staff who became a second family. He loved the dynamics and challenges of running a business, although he always remained a salesman at heart. After their retirement in 2009, they enjoyed their winters in Phoenix and summers in Edmonton. Recently, they expanded their travels to destinations they’d always wanted to visit.

He had a deep love of golf, was a long-time fan of his Big Red Machine, the Calgary Stampeders, enjoyed a good debate and expressing his very strong opinions, and was a consummate storyteller. The family will carry on his many “Peterisms”. He will be remembered foremost for his fierce devotion to his family in everything he did. His grandkids were his greatest joy and gave him strength through his health challenges.

The family would like to thank the staff at the U of A Medical Outpatient Unit for the kindness and care extended to Peter.

Celebration of Life
Wednesday July 6, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.
The Royal Mayfair Golf Club
9450 Groat Road NW, Edmonton

In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter’s honour may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • Jo
      Thanks. A bigger thank you will be coming for your providing assistance with Abby. This is a very difficult time for her, just to young to understand. Your assistance will allow Carie & Phil to spend much needed time with family and friends. Hugs to you for many things.

  2. Our family has all of you in our prayers, and we wish to express our deepest condolences to you.

  3. Dear Gwen and Family,
    So sorry to hear about Peter. Our deepest condolences to you. I have so many fond memories of Peter and how he impacted our family as neighbours. May peace be with him.

    Jim and Cynthia Zeisman

    • Jim
      What a nice surprise to read your note — thank you from our family.

  4. Dear Fargey family
    May you find some comfort in knowing that many friends are thinking about you – you are in our prayers. Peter was a fine gentleman and he truly will be missed.
    Giovanna and Franco

  5. Gwen & family,
    Our thoughts are with you during these sad times.
    Love Donna & Bob
    Comox

  6. Dear Gwen and Family
    We both are thinking of you all during this most difficult time.
    Hugs and Love

  7. Dear Gwen and family,
    My sincere condolences to you all. I am so sorry for your loss. Peter always made me smile…..because he always smiled with that special twinkle in his eye.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Gwen, I don’t know if you remember me, but I worked for NIsku Printers for several years, mainly on the Goodyear account. It was the best job I ever had, and working for you and Peter was a job. I was searching for news on both of you and, much to my dismay, discovered that Peter had passed away. This condolence is far too late, but I am so, so sorry for your loss. Much love always to you and your family, and thank you so much for the great years at Nisku.

  9. That should have said working for you and Peter was a “joy.”

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