With his family at his side, Peter Allan Louttit passed away at the Dryden Regional Health Centre on Monday March 13, 2017.
Peter is survived by his wife Roberta, daughter Heather (Peter), grandchildren Ben (Michelle), Adam (Sarah), Daniel (Holly) and Patrick. Son Michael (Janet), grandchildren Graham (Karley) and Andrea. Daughter Patti (Jim), grandchildren Sarah, Mary (Wesley & Kinley), Michelle and Elizabeth. Daughter Jennifer (Cary), grandchildren Alexandra (Andrew) and Jayson. Son Geoff (Nicole), grandchildren Kerstin, Jaymee, Robert and Wyatt. Son David Chisolm, grandchildren Cree, Connor and David. Sister Jane Brisson and brother Jim (Beverly) Louttit. Family friend Douglas (Felicia & Tyler) Legros. Longtime friends Ruth & Larry Moore, Ed Brisson and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Peter was born in Hearst, Ontario, joined the Air Force in 1956 and was a flight officer flying CF-100s until he was discharged in 1960.
Peter and Roberta married in 1957 and raised their five children.
After the RCAF he worked in Kenora for a short time at the Pulp & Paper Mill, then Red Lake flying bush planes, Dryden Paper Mill and then took a position running the Children’s Aid Office in Dryden.
In 1971 Peter became Dryden’s Airport manager, doing his best during the tragic airplane crash of 1989 and retired in 1991.
Peter was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and took his family on many hunting and camping trips. In the mid-1960’s he became the proud owner of a badly damaged two seater Luscombe airplane. It was lovingly restored and many happy times were spent taking it ice fishing, on trips and doing aerobatics at the old Dryden Flying Club corn roasts.
Peter built the family home on Ghost Lake Road by reading a Reader’s Digest how-to book with help from family and friends.
In later years he lived for a time in Thunder Bay and Wabigoon.
In accordance with Peter’s wishes there will be a Private Military Memorial Service to be held at a later date.
If so desired donations may be made to the DRHC CT Scanner Fund through Stevens Funeral Home, P.O. Box 412, Dryden, Ontario, P8N 2Z1.
Condolences may be posted at www.stevensfuneralhomes.ca.