Peter Joseph Bzovey
May 22, 1950 – November 26, 2019
Forever remembered, forever loved.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter J. Bzovey, on November 26, 2019, in Winnipeg, at the age of 69 years. Peter will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 49 years Elizabeth (nee Betty Pescitelli); daughter Krista, son Peter (Laurie); and beloved grandson Braeden. He will be missed by his siblings – brothers Craig and Mark and sisters Wendy (Dave), Karen (Jeff), and Tracy; father-in-law Charlie; brother-in-law Leonard (Lise) and sister-in-law Rose; numerous nephews and nieces; and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Cora Bzovey as well as his brother Bradley.
Peter grew up in Birds Hill attending Birds Hill School, Lord Kitchener School, and River East Collegiate. He began his working career at the local Birds Hill garage alongside his father and brothers. Peter took a position with the City of Winnipeg and moved his young family to the Valley Gardens area of Winnipeg. Peter made a lot of friends in the Valley Gardens community through his kids’ activities - watching Krista play Ringette and Softball, watching Peter Jr. play Hockey and Soccer, helping coach Peter Jr’s Hockey, and organizing socials. Despite battling polio as a child, Peter was an athlete himself, participating in a local amateur wrestling group under his alter ego “Super Uke”.
There were many good times with family and friends - hanging out at the house in Valley Gardens, going to flea markets with Rosie and Richard (Here come Charlies’ Angels!); Sunday dinners at the Bzovey’s; summer holidays at Longbow Lake and Lake of the Woods; and trips to the Half Moon with Cora and Charlie for hotdogs and ice cream. Peter was a regular fixture at Copps’ neighbourhood store and he always stayed for a chat with close friends Sandy and Gary.
Since retiring from the City of Winnipeg in 2004, Peter kept busy. He found real satisfaction in maintaining his yard in all seasons. He developed a love for finding bargains and went through the supermarket flyers religiously every week. He had a small addiction to the weather channel and could tell you the weather wherever you might be. Prior to her passing, he visited his Mom every Saturday morning always bringing her an Egg McMuffin for breakfast. He even put on his elf hat at Christmas and helped sell trees with the Copps. More recently, Peter remained active in the Tropical Fish club with Leonard and looked forward to his quarterly meetings with Dave and Dennis (long live the Three Amigos!). Peter was also an avid sports fan and was known to wear his Winnipeg Jets ball cap in the winter and his Blue Bomber cap in the summer. He also enjoyed attending Goldeyes games in the summers with Braeden and Peter Jr.
Peter and his grandson Braeden (who Peter affectionately called Brae or ‘kiddo’) had a special bond. In the past few years, Peter was Brae’s most committed fan and attended almost all of his hockey, baseball, and football games.
Although we are heartbroken to lose Peter, it somehow seems fitting that on the weekend before his passing, he watched his grandson play a hockey game on Saturday followed on Sunday by the Blue Bomber’s winning the Grey Cup for the first time in 29 years!
Peter, Dad, and Grandad – we love you and will miss you. We will miss your laugh, your jokes, and your stories.
Cremation and a private interment has taken place. If desired, donations may be made in Peter’s memory to Jumpstart or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Peter Joseph Bzovey
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Steve and Cynthia Hellsten
December 2, 2019
We were very sorry to hear this sad news. We always enjoyed seeing Peter when we came to Winnipeg.
To all of the family: we are thinking of you and praying for you.
Steve ,Cynthia, Ryan , Cally & Brady
Judy and John Smitiuch
December 1, 2019
Deepest Sympathy to the Bzovey family on the passing of Peter. He was lots of fun and was the life of the party. I still have the T-Shirt I found when Peter was wrestling "SUPER UKE" with a ring of garlic sausage. John reminisced about all the good and fun times they had with Peter when working with the City of Winnipeg. He was a great friend and lots of laughs.