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Peter Michael Kavanagh, a man whose life was filled with adventure and love, peacefully passed away on July 18, just a few days shy of his 93rd birthday. Surrounded by his devoted wife and soulmate Kumi, as well as his son Matthew and daughter Andrea, Peter left a lasting impact on those who knew him through his genuine nature and captivating stories. Born in Twickenham, near London, Peter embarked on a life of adventure, including a journey to Australia in his youth and the decision to immigrate to Vancouver with his young family in the late 1950s. In 2022, he had the opportunity to visit his beloved Richmond Park in London and Ireland, where he met his cousins and explored the birthplace of his father. These moments hold a special place in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to witness them. Peter’s self-education journey filled him with pride, and he garnered admiration from many for his achievements. He spent two decades teaching the architectural drafting program at PVI and BCIT, and later founded his own school, The Comenius Institute, located in downtown Vancouver. Peter’s zest for life was evident in various aspects, such as his decision to paint his 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser in a vibrant yellow color long before it became a factory option. Fondly remembered for his mischievous grin and his ability to accept life’s challenges, Peter’s numerous stories and delicious cheesecake will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched. May he rest in peace.

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