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Peter James Rekunyk

January 16, 1950 ~ March 14, 2021 (age 71)


It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of my dad, Peter James Rekunyk or Jim to most. He died suddenly on March 14, 2021 at the place he liked best, his home. He’s survived by his kids Kristen and Jake, grand daughter Summer,  siblings Doug (Becky, Robyn, Peter), Drew and Diane (Anna, Zak, Justine), Peggy, Jeff and Carol (Justin, Hailey, Jordan). He’s predeceased by his loving wife Jan and his parents Peter and Margaret.


Jim was born on January 16, 1950 in Vancouver general. He grew up in Coquitlam where he eventually held career as a primary teacher for 35 years. He was esteemed by colleagues, parents and students alike and advocated for the rights of teachers and students through his work with the BCTF.  He will be missed and remembered as being a kind man who you could always count for a helping hand and good conversation.

He had no wishes for service, the only time we spoke of anything was at my grandpa Pete’s celebration of life, we were having beer and he said “when I die, just have a good time.”

Rest In Peace dad; hope you’re having a good time.

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