Atherton One Name Study

Peter Albert ATHERTON[1]

Male 1923 - 2014  (91 years)


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  • Name Peter Albert ATHERTON 
    Born 13 Jun 1923  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Nov 2014 
    Age: 91y 
    Person ID I3939  Atherton One Name Study
    Last Modified 14 May 2015 

    Father Theodore Clement ATHERTON,   b. Between Oct 1880 and Dec 1880, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1968, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Mother Maud HAROLD,   b. 7 Mar 1883, Diss, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1948, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 2 May 1907  Calgary, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen Elizabeth BYRON,   b. 8 Jul 1924,   d. 3 Feb 1991, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1946  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. G.P. ATHERTON
     2. L.P. ATHERTON
     3. M.V. ATHERTON
     4. B.C. ATHERTON
     5. K.B. ATHERTON
     6. J.M. ATHERTON
     7. J.P. ATHERTON
    Last Modified 14 May 2015 
    Family ID F2311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jun 1923 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jun 1946 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Peter Albert Atherton 1923-2014
    Peter Albert Atherton 1923-2014

  • Notes 
    • Sad Message fron Pat Sanagan on 23 Nov 2014:
      Peter Atherton has died in Vancouver at the age of 91.

      Peter was the patriarch of the Atherton clan and a key link between the Atherton, Kelly and O'Toole families.

      Peter was the son of Theodore Clement Atherton (Great-uncle Ted to us) and grew up in Vancouver in St. Joseph's parish alongside the Kellys who had recently immigrated from North Dakota.

      In the mid-30's, the Kellys welcomed a young O'Toole cousin to stay with them while he looked for work. That was Pat O'Toole - and Pat and Peter became best friends, eventually serving as each other's best men at their weddings.

      Peter became a great friend and marvelous resource to me as I studied our family histories. He was a great story-teller with a wicked sense of humour!

      He leaves behind a wonderful family with several children, many grand children and a host of great-grandchildren. We met two of his sons at the reunion Greg with Debbie and Kevin with Rosalie. It was so great to connect with this arm of the family at that time.

      Greg said in his message late last night, "I am saddened to inform you that dad passed away this afternoon. He was hospitalized in early October due to pneumonia and followed a slow but steady downhill course. Three generations were with him in the room at the time of his peaceful passing. His was truly a life well lived and respected."

      His family will miss him greatly but Peter was a man of great faith and I imagine that as the time grew closer, he was thinking how happy he'd be to see his wife Helen again along with his best friend Pat. I hope that's what it was like for him.

      Rest in peace, Peter.

  • Sources 
    1. [S14500873] Murray.