June 8, 1936 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
February 18, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
John Peter Leberecht Strack passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the age of 77 years.
The younger of two children of Johanna and Eugene Strack, Peter was born on June 8, 1936, in Saskatoon, SK. He received his degree in Geology from the University of Alberta in 1958 and moved to Calgary where he married his wife of forty-four years, Anna Marie in 1960. Peter spent the beginning of his career as a geologist in some of the more remote areas of Canada and then some time abroad, but managed to make it back to Calgary when each of his four children were born, and settled here permanently in 1968. Peter was an active leader of Boy Scouts while his three boys were young and participated in Curling and other activities at the Winter Club as well as being a twenty-two year member of the Norseman Ski club. Peter spent many summers at his second home in the Shuswap where he enjoyed time with his family and made many new friends. His love of travel took him and his wife to many places around the world.
Peter is survived by his sister Anne Strack of Edmonton; children John and Diane of Kelowna and their children Randi and David, along with his first great-grandchild Kamarah-Lea; David and Jana of Friendswood, TX and their children, Jordan, Jade and Jett; Andrew and Sherry and their son Connor; and his daughter Karen.
A Celebration of Peter’s life will be held at Peter’s Residence on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 2-6pm. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Lung Association, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Peter Strack, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences