Peter Anderson Love

Peter Anderson Love was born to Walter and Muriel (Anderson) Love in Hamilton, Ontario, on Jan. 7, 1937. When he entered the gates of heaven on Sunday, Feb. 4, there had to be laughter and celebration, as his life was filled with both in abundance.
Patriotism drove Peter’s father to enlist in the Canadian Navy Reserves after having served four years in the U.S. Navy. In 1944, Walter was killed in the English Channel when his ship was sunk as it attempted to clear the Channel in preparation for D-Day. He left behind Muriel and their three young sons. Peter was seven years old, and Walter never got to see his youngest son, Robert. This event had a profound effect on Peter’s life. In 2000, he had the opportunity to travel to England, put his hands in the waters of the English Channel and find some peace and closure.
When his mother married Kenneth Hollister, the family moved to Ken’s ranch in Monitor in 1946. Arriving at Monitor Elementary School in knickers, the three Love brothers created quite a stir and as a result, they quickly replaced their knickers with more appropriate clothing.
Peter graduated from Cashmere High School in 1955 and soon enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He proudly served in the Submarine Service from 1956-1960 as a radio man. While stationed in Groton, Connecticut, he met Barbara Tyner whom he married in 1959. They moved to Cashmere in 1961 and had four children.
He worked as a hydro-mechanic for the Chelan County PUD from 1962-88. Many of his co-workers were targets of his practical jokes and witnesses to his shenanigans. He was known for his outrageous sense of humor. Wherever he went, there was laughter and fun. After his retirement, he became the manager of the Wenatchee Chiwawa Irrigation District for 13 years. He loved the Lake Wenatchee and Plain area where he made his home for many years. For 29 years, he was a firemen for the Cashmere and Lake Wenatchee volunteer fire departments. During this time, he was credited with saving several lives and awarded Life Saving Awards from the American Legion and the Washington Governor’s office. Ironically, one of the lives he saved was an infant who grew up to become the father of one of his great-granddaughters.
Although born in Canada, Peter was a very patriotic American who always flew and honored the flag. He loved the outdoors; especially hunting, snowmobiling and hiking. He and the first friend he met when he moved to the United States, Joe Strutzel, and many other friends, hunted the nearby areas, particularly the Colockum, for over 50 years. Their elk camp times and camaraderie were the highlights of his year.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Kenneth Hollister and son, Thomas.
He is survived by daughters Cynthia Brewer (Greg) of Victoria, Texas, Susan Love Kanzler of Plain, Washington, and son, Ronald Love (Leanna) of East Wenatchee; his long-time, 21 year partner, Beverly Jagla of East Wenatchee, eight grandchildren and four great-children; two brothers, David Love (Wilma) and Robert Love (Karen) all of East Wenatchee, and many nieces and nephews; also, his German Shepard, Gunner, and devoted cat, Scooter.
Peter died with no regrets, no unfinished business and no enemies. He felt he had a very wonderful life. The family would like to thank Hospice for the wonderful support and services they provided.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Cashmere High School. Donations in his name may be made to the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society or the United Methodist Church in Monitor.
 

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