Peter Stauft of Calgary passed away on Monday, October 9, 2006 at the age of 78 years.
Peter was born in Negritos, Peru on April 2, 1928. He came to Canada at the age of six and grew up in Petrolia, Ontario. Peter attended the University of Toronto, and graduated in 1950 with a degree in Engineering. He married Shirley MacKichan in June of 1950, and completed his Masters degree the following year. After completing his graduate studies, Peter began a long and successful career with Imperial Oil Ltd. He and his family moved west in 1955 to Regina, and over the years lived and worked in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Edmonton, and Calgary before returning to Toronto in 1974. Peter retired from Imperial Oil in 1983, and thereafter he and Shirley spent their winters in Sarasota, Florida, and their summers in Toronto and, later, Calgary. A devoted husband and father, Peter enjoyed golfing, skiing, hiking, and the company of his many friends across Canada and in the United States. He had a great love of his family and friends and will be dearly missed by all who had the opportunity of getting to know him.
Peter will be remembered by his sons, Mark Stauft (Karen Mindach) of Calgary, and John Stauft of Victoria, BC; and by his grandchildren Taylor Stauft and Courtney Stauft, both of Calgary, and Ellsa Stauft of Victoria. He is also survived by his sister Barbara Hillis of Kitchener, Ontario, his brother David Stauft (Bernice Thomas) of Calgary, and numerous nieces and nephews. Peter was predeceased by his loving wife Shirley; and by his parents, Jacob and Flora.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Peter Stauft, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences