Wednesday, February 26, 2014

RIP Peter Haworth

HAWORTH - John Peter 1927 - 2014 Peter passed away peacefully at Cedarview Lodge in North Vancouver on February 10, 2014 at the age of 86. Youngest child of the late Reginald and Florence Haworth and brother to the late Cyril Haworth. Lovingly remembered by his soul mate and dear wife Betty Muriel (nee Phillips). Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephew, friends and colleagues. Although Peter began his career as an English teacher, he became an outstanding actor, writer and documentarian. As a writer for CBC radio, his writings included the adaptation of plays by writers such as Chekhov, Ibsen, Brecht, and Shakespeare, documentary series on notable figures such as Captain Cook, Sir Ernest Macmillan, and William Morris and portraits of the great twentieth century actors and directors. As an actor, he performed on national radio, television and the stages of major Canadian theatres in plays by Shakespeare, Shaw, Wilde and many others. His final performance as an actor was at the Vancouver Playhouse in "An Ideal Husband" by Oscar Wilde. Peter was a member of UBCP, ACTRA and was a lifetime member of the Writers' Guild. He was, also, presented with the Sam Payne Lifetime Achievement Award by the Union of BC Performers and is in the Walk of Fame at the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver B.C. Peter's interest in classical music and literature was profound, both in depth of knowledge and spirit. His joy in listening to classical music and his love of literature remained with him and gave him much peace during his final years. A man with a charismatic smile, Peter will be missed dearly by his wife, Betty, his family, his friends and colleagues. The family wishes to acknowledge the caring and attentive staff of Cedarview Lodge in North Vancouver. For those who wish, a donation may be made in Peter's name to the Arts Way Program care of Cedarview Lodge. A memorial service will be planned for the spring.
HAWORTH, Peter (John Peter Haworth)
Born: 1927, Canada
Died: 2/10/2014, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Peter Haworth’s western – actor:
The Overlanders (TV) – 1979 (Captain Pritchard)

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