February 14, 1963 – July 18, 2018
Frank Peters of Harrison Hot Springs passed away July 18, 2018, losing a long and difficult battle with depression. Born in Vancouver and raised in Richmond to Franciscus and Adriana (Jenny) Peters.
Frank was motivated, energetic, and entrepreneurial from an early age, leaving home at 16 to work in the Alberta oil fields and starting his own plumbing company in his twenties. He moved to Harrison Hot Springs in 1988 to get away from the crazies in Surrey, little did he know… In Harrison he became a developer.
He built the Cascade Condo, then together with his friend Cal built many of the beautiful homes on Miami River Drive. Looking for a different life-style he built and opened Muddy Waters in 1995 and helped turn it into a Harrison icon. In 2016 he took on one last development and partnered with his friend John on the Branches town house complex.
An avid athlete completing 2 triathlons, and an accomplished windsurfer, he spent one too many afternoons playing hooky from work and while windsurfing was struck by a boat and nearly killed in 2005. The accident left him with significant injuries. While he was told he would have limited mobility for the rest of his life, through hard work and sheer Dutch stubbornness he regained full use of his body, eventually hiking some of the highest passes in the Everest region of Nepal. A brain injury also proved a challenge and as a result he sold Muddy Waters to his sister. Not able to stay away from business he gave in to a random chocolate craving and in 2008 opened Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Frank was active in the community and a great supporter of Harrison Hot Springs. He was a Director of the H-A Chamber of Commerce from 2005 – 2016, and a member of the Harrison Hot Springs EDC & APC from 2006 until his passing.
Frank, our warrior, is survived by his Fiance Andrea, two children Tielo and Oakley, sisters Sonja (Robert), Bonnie (Blair), Jenny (Richard), brothers Harvey (Cris) and Roland (Lianne), as well as nieces, nephews, and many good friends including his 1st wife Rhonda. He will be greatly missed by his old soccer teammates, hockey team and his hiking partners Robert, Robbie, Mark & Andre.
Frank never liked being the center of attention and per his wishes there will be no formal service. If you feel so moved, please support the “Agassiz-Harrison 7th Annual Walk to Defeat Depression” held in Harrison. Donations can be made at www.defeatdepression.ca.