Peter Smith Ritchie
Peter Smith Ritchie (Scotty), aged 75 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away quietly at the Regina General Hospital on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 after a short illness. Scotty immigrated to Canada in April 1956 with his mum and three siblings to join their dad who had set up the family home in Moose Jaw. He attended Peacock Technical School, became a licensed Journeyman Carpenter, and was employed by the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. Scotty took early retirement due to an industrial accident. In his younger days he was an avid roller-skater, loved to dance, and was a big fan of Roy Orbison. Scotty was active in the community and was a long-time member of the local Eagles Club. He was liked and loved by many. His close friends: Wayne Walker, Ken MacKay, Brent MacNevin, and Rachel Conley; and special friend, Terry Wendzina, will all miss him. Peter (Scotty) is survived by his brothers, Jim and David; sister, Jean; niece, Debbie; and nephews, Lawson and Arleigh. He is missed, but will always live in our hearts.
“…so when I saw you sleeping, and at last free from pain,
We could not wish you back to suffer once again.
We know we all will meet again in God’s own time.”
The family wishes to thank the staff at Regina General Hospital for the care, comfort, and compassion shown to Peter – Dr. Betcher, Dr. Zacharias, nurses Jodi, Sarah, and Jessica, and the ICU team. A Celebration of Scotty’s life will be held on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Eagles Club, 561 Home St W, Moose Jaw SK. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Scotty’s name may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, 1738 Quebec Ave, Unit 26 Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9 or a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Surtees, Funeral Director 306-693-4550