OBITUARY

Sidney George Peacock

December 31, 1932February 10, 2021

Sidney G Peacock – December 31, 1932 to February 10, 2021

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad and Papa, Sid Peacock. He joins his beloved wife, Marie, who passed away just over 2 months earlier. After 66 years of marriage, his heart was broken and he couldn’t imagine his life without her.

Sid was born in Vancouver and attended Lord Byng High School and later UBC where he obtained his degree in teaching. While earning his degree he spent summers as a camp cook in Northern BC. He spent the majority of his career as an elementary teacher and principal in Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows. It was the perfect vocation for Sid. He took great pride in the children he met through the years and could remember their names years after they left elementary school.

Sid loved to garden. Fresh vegetables and beautiful flowers were always in abundance at our Maple Ridge home. Friends that came to visit often went home with a bag full of fresh veggies.

Sid was a remarkable, memorable man. He was large in stature with an outgoing personality. His sense of humour was legendary for his dry wit, his funny stories, and his one-liners. He loved to meet people and took a genuine interest in them when he did. He believed we are all responsible for giving back to the communities in which we live and work and he was a dedicated volunteer with the Lion’s Club for over 40 years.

Sid and Marie bought their property on Galiano Island in 1973. They became permanent residents in 2000. Galiano became home. They met many friends and Dad continued to volunteer with the Lion's Club. The grandchildren loved to visit their Papa. He took them fishing, boating, out to the crab trap, and showed them how to shoot the pellet gun. Galiano was fun!

Sid and Marie loved Dixieland Jazz and loved to dance. They attended festivals all over North America. Happy hour at the Galiano home included jazz, wine, good friends and laughter!

Sid leaves to mourn his daughters Linda, Carol (Tom), Cydney (Brian), and son Matt (Chrissy), grandchildren Luke, Andrew, Chelsea, Jessica, Brandon, and Cara, great-grandchildren Nora and Benson and many dear friends.

Until we meet again. Keep your pecker up!

Services

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Dr William and Sharon Urton

March 1, 2021

Our sincerest condolences to your family.
George's visits to our clinic were always uplifting, full of humour and fun! Dr. William and Sharon Urton

Ed Kaloff

March 1, 2021

As my elementary school principal at Fairview Elementary Mr. Peacock was an intimidating presence. A few years later I was able to meet with Sid socially and truly enjoyed his company as we reminisced about our Fairview times. When I became a teacher any colleague I knew who taught with Sid had only positive things to say about him. Sid was an amazing person. My condolences to the family.

Ron & Marion MacQueen

February 28, 2021

Sid and Marie were long time members of the Vancouver Dixieland Jazz Society. Their many years of support by attending our festivals and functions and contributing to our Youth Music Program were greatly appreciated. We will miss seeing them having fun listening and dancing to Dixieland Jazz. Our condolences to the family.

Barb Nicoll

February 27, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time of losing Sid shortly after losing Marie. I knew Sid in his retired life. We always had interesting conversations that included his patented deadpan zingers. He embraced life and never seemed to let anything bother him. He truly left a big imprint on this world and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Rosemary Braovac

February 27, 2021

Sid ... A powerhouse of a man ... with a heart as big as he was.
A man for who leadership seemed to come so easily. When you spoke, he listened and he heard. When he spoke, what he said made a difference.

John Connor

February 27, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you on the loss of Marie and Sid. They will be greatly missed by all who knew them.
Jim and Louisa will remember many good times together.
John Connor, on behalf of Jim Connor and Louisa Serne.

Rick Carruthers

February 26, 2021

It was with great sadness I read of Sid’s passing. Many wonderful memories of times together on the farm; community service with the ‘Lions Club’; and working together as colleagues in numerous schools. My own children would always refer to Sid even to this day as “Farmer Peacock”. Sid was truly an excellent educator, great mentor and role model and a good man. He will be missed. Heartfelt condolences to the family.
RIP Sid.

Matt van Staalduinen

February 26, 2021

Mr. Peacock was my principal at Golden Ears Elementary. I was what would one call “a challenge” student. Even so he treated everyone with dignity and respect, even if he got a little red in the face after being sent to his office on a multi weekly basis. He was the first person outside of my family to truly teach me those same values. What I wouldn’t give to have had the chance to sit and have a beer with him. I truly respected that man. ❤️

Cindy Solodki Ordog

February 26, 2021

You know how sometimes there is a teacher you always remember and loved so much? For me that was Mr. Peacock for Grade 7 at Fairview Elementary about 50 years ago. He was kind, funny, brilliant, strict , fair and he made me feel like I was his favorite. He took the time to listen and he was an amazing teacher. Mom really liked him too because he also cared about parents’ feelings. I am so sorry for your loss. I know he would have remembered us Solodki girls- Marion and Cindy

kelly hensens

February 26, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about your loved one, Mr. Peacock was my principal at Pitt Meadows elementary, he was such a nice person and never forgot our names. He cared. R.I.P Mr. Peacock

FROM THE FAMILY