Peter Robert Steliga (A.k.a. Marvin The Martian) Peter was born on July 25th, 1965 entering the world like a punted football and he never stopped until the final touchdown suddenly on Sunday, September 9th, 2012 at the age of 47 in Prince George BC. Peter is survived by his son, Master Corporal Kristopher Steliga of the Canadian Armed Forces stationed in Greenwood, Nova Scotia and his beautiful daughter, Elizabeth Steliga and her Fiancé, Ryan McNeil. Peter is also survived by his Mother, Elizabeth Wojciechowski (Olts) and Step Father Adam; Father Gordon Steliga and Step Mother Doreen. He will be missed and forever loved by his brothers Dean (Jocelyne) of Pointe Claire, Quebec; Lyle (Chrystal) of Kamloops, BC; his sister Deanna of Kamloops, BC and his Fiancée Eva Patten and her children, Crystal and Derek, Auntie Trude McMillan (Ken); cousins Alan McMillan and Alana Toma (Phil), Delaney and Austin Kropp; nieces Haylee, Kira (Kiwi), nephews Devin and Kevin; great niece Daphne and great nephew Konnor. Also his five step sisters, two step brothers and their children. Missing him terribly is his best friend of the last 11 years - Scrappy. Peter was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Wilfred Olts and Margaret Royston of Prince George, BC and his paternal grandparents Peter and Irene Steliga of Trail, BC Peter was born in Prince George the youngest of four children. The family moved to Montreal in 1967. Peter grew up in Pointe Claire and attended Lindsay Place High School and graduated from John Abbott College's Art Program. Peter was also Past Master Counselor of Demolay while in Montreal. Peter married Marilyn MacEachren, the mother of his children, in 1986 in Montreal then moved his young family to Prince George in 1987 where he worked for over 20 years at Canfor. Peter had a very large circle of friends due to his many talents and interests in life which included slow pitch, karaoke, bowling and this year made many more while doing what he loved most which was performing on stage with the Judy Russell Production of "The Producers". This was the high-light of his life and he was looking forward to more opportunities of performing in his future. Peter loved life and all it had to offer. He always saw the good in people and thrived whenever he had his friends or family around. A celebration of Peter's life will be held at the Playhouse Theatre (where Peter was so happy), at 1:00pm on Saturday, September 15th, 2012 under the direction of Rev. David Woods of St. Andrews United church. Funeral services under the direction of Lakewood Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Association in Peter's name would be appreciated.
Published in The Prince George Citizen on September 13, 2012