Peter was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2010.
He originally trained as a draughtsman with Wimpy and then joined Thorne EMI where over 25 years he travelled to Europe, the Middle East and very often to oil rigs designing fire systems. Due to redundancy, he then worked as marketing manager for G L Hearne, quantity surveyors, in London.
Peter cycled to London Bridge and back every day and also cycled from Blackpool Tower to the Eifel Tower for charity. He also loved DIY and amongst other projects added a balcony to the family home. But regretfully Peter began to suffer with depression and after a nervous breakdown he took a less stressful job as caretaker at Newland House School, which he enjoyed very much.