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Peter Massie - ZF1PM - SK (Jan. 27, 2013)

Savannah, Grand Cayman

We have lost another great friend of 14.300. Peter frequently joined the Nets on 14.300 and in time of necessity, contributed many WX related reports regarding the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean environs.

Peter's passing was reported to MMSN NCS Mike KCØYHM, on January 30, 2013, by Peter's longtime friend Jim W8ERI / ZF2ZL of Hygiene, Colorado.

The following courtesy of:

Peter Massie
by Sebastien Guilbard

Rotarian Peter lost his decade long battle with cancer peacefully at home on Sunday morning at the age of 82.

Peter was sponsored by PP Larry and joined the club in 1997. Peter was a Yorkshireman and had two careers. Firstly in the British Army where he was a Major in the Royal Corps of Signals. His second career was in the transportation industry where he became the operations director and a shareholder of a large container company based in the U.K. Peter and his wife Judy retired to live in the Cayman Islands in the early '90s.

Peter preferred to do things quietly and behind the scenes. He was a stalwart supporter of Meals on Wheels for many years, often covering for others who were off island in addition to his own weekly round and it was not unusual for him to deliver meals 2 or 3 times a week, and often to people 10 or 20 years his junior. Peter made many friends through other community service organisations and clubs and he was particularly active in the Hyperbaric Chamber for many years, where he looked after and then sponsored (President) Sebastien in to Rotary. Peter enjoyed shooting, fishing, boating, diving, and watching England beat France at Rugby on many occasions. He was also a keen member of the Cayman Amateur Radio Society, and enjoyed chatting every day to people all over the world.

Peter was recognised with 2 Paul Harris Fellows.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Judy, 5 children, 3 stepchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

There will be a funeral service shortly in Yorkshire and then a Memorial Service in Cayman in a few weeks' time.