Devoted and loyal father of daughter Tania (Chad) Butler and his son, Shawn Hlowatzki. Proud grandfather of Brittany, Curtis, Cameron and Brooklyn. Survived by his dear sister, Tamara Schultz. Predeceased by his parents Johann and Anna (nee Feder) Hlowatzki and his brother John Hlowatzki. Missed by many nieces and nephews, extended family, friends and acquaintances.
Our father was a generous soul who took pride in helping others less fortunate than him. Never one to seek attention or ask for recognition for his good deeds, he helped so many quietly and silently. His loyalty and devotion to his family was unprecedented, sacrificing much in his own life to care for his parents and becoming primary caregiver in his own home for his mother and special Tante Stefani in their later years of life. What special memories and gifts of time together were created as a result of his sacrifices. This level of loyalty to his family gave him great purpose in life, and we were so very proud of this example he showed us. His love came through the things he could do for his family, whether it was a homemade dinner he made, groceries he bought, or advice he gave, we were never without because of him. He was much more than a father, he was a best friend, a confidant, a protector, and a counsellor when we needed it the most. How lucky we were to call him our Dad.
To honour our father's wishes, cremation has taken place, and a private family burial service will happen in the very near future.
Although Peter did not face cancer, support for those facing the cancer journey was important to him, and continues to be for his family. In life, he always wanted to make a significant impact for our cancer support centre. In lieu of flowers, we ask you to consider honouring his memory with a donation to HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre. It would be greatly appreciated. www.HopeSpring.ca (519)742-HOPE.
Messages and condolences may be left for the family at www.tricitycremations.com or 519.772.1237. Please visit Peter's obituary notice on Facebook.