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9 Cockburn Rd, Albany WA
9841 3090 (ALL HOURS) 0428 665 123 (24HRS)
PETER GLYNDWR LEIGHTON
Date of Service: 11/02/2022
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Amity Rose Funerals
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Our beautiful Linda, Kelly, Lisa and family..thinking of you during this sad time. All our love and condolences, The Fasolo family xx
Linda, Sarah and Felicity: Please accept our condolences for Peter's sudden loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sadly, we didn't get to know Peter well - definitely our loss due to the vast distance separating us. We last saw him during our visit to Albany in 2010 and greatly enjoyed his lively, fun and energetic spirit. Such a warm and capable man. My father, Frank Leighton (Peter's cousin), remembered Peter's adventurous spirit as a child and we could definitely see that spirit still at work when we met Peter. We are sad to know Peter has departed this world before we had a chance to see him again.
Love to you and all the family who miss Peter,
John Leighton & Teri Lydiard
Thinking of you Felicity, Sarah, Linda and all those who were lucky enough to meet and know Peter as you commemorate all that he achieved in his lifetime, which was A LOT. Hold the adventures, the fun and the happy memories dear at these sad times. Love Nicola, Niall, Brendan and Thomas xxxx
Peter, a wonderful Father for 56 years, extremely fond of adventures which often were close to slight disaster and would usually end up going smoothly at the end. Full of wise sayings to guide one in life such as one of his favourites from "If" by Rudyard Kipling; " If you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance run yours is the earth and everything that's in it and what's more you'll be a man my son". Dad always put this poem into practice and made the most of his time with many projects often involving ingenious inventions for problem solving and making and mending things. A person who appreciated and was careful with all his belongings (usually second hand treasures) and other peoples'. A wise observer of others and a person who reflected on his experiences. A caring Father who mended motorbikes repeatedly and who adored dogs and other animals. A person who did not worry about his appearance day to day seeing clothes as something to keep us warm and for function but who looked so smart immediately he put on his suit for special events. A person who believed he could overcome what to others would seem impossible practical challenges and usually did. A lover of music and literature and a person who was perceptive and took a keen interest in world events. Dad always had fascinating stories to tell and tried to help Sarah and I solve problems. He often had really funny comments; one I remember in very recent years when I seemed to take an age to pack my case to return home on a trip to Albany was "You need a nurse maid." Made me laugh and true at the time. A great planner and although he sometimes said "I'm a natural loner" as he was content with his own company while doing all his mending and making of things a person who also blossomed in the company of many others. A person who paid attention to the meticulous details of things and someone who opened presents very slowly and carefully. Dad always took time to encourage me forward in my endeavours in life and recently was a great supporter of the "Voyage of Recovery." He will be greatly missed but always alive in our hearts with many happy memories of time spent with him. He brought us our second lovely family of; Linda, Lisa, Phillip, Kelly and all their lovely children and extended families.
American by birth. English by heritage. Naturalised Australian. Career: Merchant Navy – Engineer – Chartered Company Secretary – Farmer of sheep and trees. Adventurer and European traveller. Qualified ocean crossing yachtsman and navigator. Pilot. Skier and lover of a fast toboggan run. Recognised by HM Queen Elizabeth “for charitable works”. Musician – singer, player of squeezebox and keyboards. Musical archivist. Maker, mender and fixer-upper extraordinaire. Loved to make the simple complicated. Chocaholic. Dog lover. Bird feeder (only the best dates and coconuts) and observer. Bread and pastry cook and croissant consumer. Jam maker. Great reader, wordsmith and regular letter writer who had dodgy spelling. Never forgot a birthday. My dad, who I loved to bits, who provided me with an additional Australian family and the excuse to travel. Thanks for all the last 60 years.
Peter was the dad I wish I had had.
He accepted me as part of the extended and open family structure and always welcomed me.
He learnt to trust me with his tools, to clean things and put them back.
We had great conversations working in his garage at 150 and on visits out to Blackboy Flats before the farm was sold. I was so glad to be able to help him; chop wood to keep the winter stove fuelled and learn from his ingenuity. Canoeing a less happy experience; but that is another story! I wept when I heard of his death and will remember him always.
Peter, a wonderful husband to my sister Linda, devoted Dad to his two girls Sarah and Felicity and much loved step dad of Lisa, Phillip and Kelly; granddad and great grandad of Linda's grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thanks for all the interesting stories of your busy life and for loving and looking after my sister for 29 years. You will be sadly missed. Annie and family xxx
He was a wonderful godfather to me taking an interest in everything I did all my life. He was a great younger brother to our mother and his brother and a super uncle to myself and my two sisters and brother. He bought us our first boat, painting every plant a different colour. He took us sailing and told us stories that were magical. He will be missed by the family and Linda, Sarah and Felicity greatly. The end of a truly remarkable generation. X
To our lovely Linda and family on the very sad passing of Peter. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Love Dianne and Kelly Madden.xx