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Pedro Etchart

Pedro Etchart
Pedro Miguel Etchart

2017/05/13 - Merrit, BC, Kanada

(Urdazubi, Nafarroa, 1940 - Kamloops, Kanada, 2017)

2016ko abenduaren 18an hil zen Pedro Miguel Etchart-en alaba Carmenek, British Columbiako Euskal Etxeak eta familiak gonbidapena luzatzen diete Pedro Miguelen lagunei, ingurukoei eta maite izan zuten guztiei, hura gogoratzeko antolatutako barbakoa, afari, dantza eta elkarretaratzean parte hartu dezaten.

Ekitaldia Merrit-en izango da, 2017ko maiatzaren 13an, larunbata, 15:30etatik aurrera, bertako Eliza Katolikoko Jesusen Bihotzaren Aretoan (Hall of the Sacred Heart, 2302 Jackson, Merrit, British Columbia).

Mila esker aitzinetik.


Hona Pedro Migelen heriotz-oharra ingelesez, argitara emana:

(February 22, 1940 – December 18, 2016)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pedro Miguel Etchart of Kamloops at the age of 76.

Pedro will be deeply missed by his four children Carmen, Nancy, Lynda and Pedro, their respective partners, three grandchildren James, Spencer and Theo and extended family members. He is predeceased by his parents Pedro Etchart and Francisca Maritorena, brothers Joe (Jose) and Joaquin and second wife Filo Rodriguez.

Pedro was born in Urdax, Navarra in the Basque region of Spain, and immigrated to Canada in 1964. He was proud of his heritage but even more proud to be a Canadian. He settled in Kamloops, BC in 1968, where he worked primarily as a welder, but he also had experience as a blacksmith, plumber, logger, carpenter, mason and mechanic. In the early 1980’s, he started ET Air, a heavy-duty equipment rental and repair shop. He had an amazing can-do attitude, was extremely hardworking and very resourceful; qualities that served him well, in business, for over 30 years. 

Pedro was a social, passionate and private man, who loved to travel, make new friends, and eat and drink well! He was always quick and generous in extending a helping hand and could never resist a good deal. He had a great sense of adventure and was always open to new experiences, like taking a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon, attending ZZ Top and Nazareth concerts, or even flying a glider in Hawaii for his 75th birthday! He lived life by his own rules and, right to the end, admitted having no great regrets in his life. 

He was diagnosed with leukemia in early September and spent his last months fighting like a true warrior, all the while maintaining his sense of hope, humour and feistiness, with a twinkle in his beautiful clear blue eyes. He was greatly loved by many and will never be forgotten. 

May he rest in peace.

A special thank you to Mary-Ann and Frank Etchart, Doug, Al, Frank and Ian for the love and valued friendship they each brought to his life for many decades. The numerous trips made by many great family and friends to the hospital in White Rock, were also a true gift which brought much light, laughter, hope and love during a very difficult time. 

A Celebration to honour his precious Life will be held after the holiday season. If you would like details, as they become available, please email, or call 604.617.5791. 

If desired, donations may be made in his memory to Peace Arch Hospice, where he spent the last months of his life well cared for. It is located in the Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, BC.


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