Peter passed away suddenly of a cardiac arrest on 19 November.
He grew up in Vernon and tried a few other things before becoming a mature student at UBC. He was my classmate and friend during medical school, and we graduated together in 1975. He practised as a family doctor in the Fairmont Building in Vancouver from 1976 until his retirement in 2008. His many patients remember him as a dedicated, caring physician who made each patient feel like he or she was the only person who mattered during an appointment. I often covered for him when he took holidays and was always impressed by his perfectly legible and detailed records and his unbelievable memory of every patient. There was no one to take over his practice, so, before he retired, he took the time and energy to find every patient a medical home. His retirement, split between Crystal Beach, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York, was happy, but much too short.
He was a wonderful doctor, a loving father, good friend and partner, and a fine man. He is deeply mourned by our son Robert Wiebe and his partner John Bowen. We miss him so much.
—Ellen Wiebe, MD
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