Peter Boudreau Doubleday
DOUBLEDAY, Peter Boudreau. It is with a very shattered heart that I tell you that Peter Doubleday of Aspen, N.S. has passed on September 9, 2020 after a rough battle with Pancreatic Cancer at the age of 64. Pete was born in Purcell’s Cove, later moving with his family to Herring Cove where he became a true Herring Cover! He loved it by the ocean hearing the buoys ringing and smelling the salt water. He was the son of Helen Doubleday (Sutherland) and the late Clifford Doubleday. Pete chose to stay at home during the final days of his illness to be able to have his wife Margaret by his side and to continue to enjoy his beautiful view from his deck on Wallace Lake. Pete thoroughly enjoyed all the wildlife he had in his very own yard. He was amazed at the Eagles soaring over the yard and hearing the loons calling on the lake and watching the deer and bobcats visit. He did curse the beavers though! Pete tried his hand at various jobs over the years starting work at a very young age at the Hyland Theatre. He eventually ended up at the City of Halifax as a carpenter in 1990. He worked there until 2015 when he finally retired to his beautiful home that he and his wife built together on Wallace Lake. Lots of friends and family helped him complete his retirement home and lots of great memories were created. Pete chose to retire in Aspen as it was the perfect place to continue to enjoy his fishing and hunting and 4 wheeling runs on the trails as he thoroughly enjoyed throughout his life. Pete made friends wherever he went and with whomever he met. He can always be remembered by his big old smile that showed all his teeth, and the stories he could tell you. Give him a drink and oh he could pull the memories out and tell you a story of any event he was part of and usually caused a good laugh with whoever was listening. Pete and Margaret did lots of camping over the years and especially enjoyed the camping trips with his 3 grandsons, Adrian, Ashton and Codey from Alberta. Pete as well enjoyed his camp on Long Lake and the special weekends when his grandson, Ryan went with him. Pete looked forward to the annual visits from his son, Stephen from Alberta and enjoyed the time he spent with his son, Richard when he returned home for six months, and of course all the boat trips on the Commotion and Sea of Life with daughter, Tricia and "sin" in law, Pete took with him lots of fond memories of all the Christmas parties at Rick’s garage, the get togethers at Barry’s shed and all the bike runs in Ketch Harbour back to the camps with the bunch. Pete always had a special place in his heart for Beagles and was very rarely without one as a pet over the years. He leaves behind Zeus who will miss him for sure. Left to carry on his memories are his best friend, soul mate and loving wife Margaret (Borden) of almost 47 years of marriage; sons, Stephen (Carol Holmes), Richard, and daughter, Tricia (Stevie Field). As well left to carry on his memories are grandsons, Ryan D'Arcy (Kendra Dinham), Adrian Doubleday, Ashton Doubleday and Codey Doubleday, and great- granddaughter, Rylin Darcy. Pete also leaves behind to carry on his memories, his mother, Helen Doubleday (Sutherland), brothers, Clifford (Bobby) and Karen Doubleday, Danny and Lynn Doubleday, Daren and Melissa Doubleday as well as his favorite "in law" family members, Bill and Donna Borden, Bruce and Jane Borden, David and Carolyn Borden, Kevin and Anne Borden and Donald Borden, along with several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and his many friends. Pete was predeceased by his father, Clifford (Sonny) Doubleday, sister- in- law, Sharon Williams and brother- in- law, John Borden. Cremation has taken place and Pete’s ashes will remain at his home with his wife. As per Pete’s request, there will be no funeral service or burial. However, Pete’s wishes are that everyone get together and have a good old kitchen/deck party for him. Please leave a note or favorite memory for the family to read and enjoy on G. W. Giffin’s Funeral Home website. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Red Cross or Greenfield Olsters Club,(7575 Hwy 348, Aspen, N.S. B0H 1E0). The family would also like to say a very special thank you for all the awesome care and love from the crew on 4th floor Cancer Ward in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish including Dr. Ron MacCormick. A very special thank you to Dr. Mike MacKenzie and Patricia MacKay for all their care, wisdom, and dedication toward Peter, along with the home visits which brightened Peter’s day thoroughly. Also, a special thank you to Tonya at the Sherbrooke Pharmacy and the Home Care ladies of the Melrose office for all their help and support. Arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, 17545 Highway 316, Country Harbour. On-line condolences may be made at www.gwgiffin.com.
Rest for you finally my Dear Peter, Love you Forever and Always.