Peter Kowbel

Obituary of Peter William John Kowbel

Peter William John Kowbel was born January 15, 1959, in Canora, SK and passed away suddenly on March 25, 2024 in Christopher Lake, SK at the age of 65. 


He was raised on the Canora farm until moving into the town of Canora in 1969.  He then lived for six months in Hudson Bay until returning to Canora in the summer of 1974.  


Learning to help on the farm at a young age, he swept out granaries and truck boxes and was especially interested in taking apart and reassembling almost anything with moving parts. As he got older, he played a larger role working on the farm especially at seeding and harvest. 


Peter enjoyed being an air cadet and playing trombone in the school band.  After graduating Grade 12 in Canora, he took further education in the auto-body field and then driver training.  This led to his 30+ year career with SGI as a Driver Examiner.  


Peter spent a lot of time with his cousins in Canora, Tadmore and Madge Lake at Uncle Joe’s cabin. Later in life, as the cousins grew up and moved away, they still had a remarkable way of staying connected.  Peter always looked forward to hearing about what was happening in their lives.  


On August 4, 1989 Peter became a dad to his beloved son Joel.  Peter loved spending time with Joel sharing those things that were important to him such as motorbike rides and camping.  A new chapter of his life opened on October 4, 2013 when he became Dedo to Luke, his most treasured grandson. Peter enjoyed taking part in Luke’s sport activities, especially hockey, getting to as many games and practices as he could.  


Peter and Margaret were married July 22, 2006.  It was a busy summer with wedding plans and completion of their log home in Christopher Lake. Building their home was one of Peter’s greatest accomplishments. It was through the building process that many lessons were learned and relationships with family and friends were strengthened. 


In Christopher Lake, Peter was actively involved with the Lakeland Fire Department, serving on the board of directors and later as board chair.  Peter was also a lifetime member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club. Staying connected was important to Peter and he rarely missed a good coffee row. 


Motorbike season couldn’t start early enough each year. It was his passion to ride as often as possible as it gave him a sense of freedom and peace.  Every August Peter looked forward to travelling to Sturgis for the motorcycle rally and this summer had planned to ride down on his newly built Harley Trike.  


Peter lived up to the greek meaning of his name; truly being the “rock” for his family and friends. A steady and reliable presence for all. 


Peter will be remembered by his loving wife Margaret; son Joel and grandson Luke; mother Angeline Borowetz; sister and brother-in-law Teresa and Craig Menzies; half-brother Greg Borowetz; nephew Nicholas Menzies (Sandi Yen) and great niece Eloise; niece Samatha Chapman (Justin) and great nephews Theodore, Felix, and great niece Maeve; and niece Jacqueline Menzies; mother-in-law Julia Payne; and brother-in-law Lloyd Payne.


Peter was predeceased by his father John Kowbel; step-father Steve Borowetz; and sister-in-law Carla Mangnus-Payne. 


Memorial Service will commence at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, April 5, 2024 at the Calvary United Church, 114 25 St E, Prince Albert, SK.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either the Prince Albert SPCA Box 1832 Prince Albert, SK S6V 6J9 or the Lakeland & District Fire Department Box 372 Christopher Lake, SK S0J 0N0. 


The recording of the Memorial Service can be watched through this link provided:


Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lorne Adams Funeral Director, Prince Albert, SK 306-763-3322.


Memorial Service

11:00 am
Friday, April 5, 2024
Calvary United Church
114 25th Street East
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Memorial Service
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