Book of Remembrance of

Pete Winfield

 

Pete had amassed almost 30 years’ service at Schneider Electric. He started his career with Satchwell Controls in February 1989 where he spent 4 weeks at the training school near to Heathrow airport. This time with his new colleagues, where they survived on nothing but carveries and then getting stuck each morning in the London traffic, allowed Pete to cement himself as a popular fun-loving member of the team.

Pete was known and loved by many people. From his customers to his peers and throughout the Schneider Electric team. Everybody knew how much he loved his family and regularly enjoyed chatting with him as he always had a glint in his eye and an amusing tale to tell.

Pete often spoke about his family. He was devoted to his wife Janet who was always there to guide his decision making on all the important life decisions from car choice to holiday destinations. It was clear that he loved her deeply and enjoyed every second of their time together. He was immensely proud of his son and daughter Danny and Carrie. Danny has a very successful career at Schneider Electric too and Pete would often comment how capable “Our Danny” was and how he himself knew “just enough to be dangerous!”. Despite Pete’s modesty he always managed to deliver a first-class service and gain glowing feedback from his customers.

When Pete spoke about Carrie everyone knew how special she was to him. He would talk at length about her singing career and when she appeared on ITV’s “Britain’s Got Talent” he made sure that everybody he knew had agreed to vote for her that evening, a fathers love leaving nothing to chance!

Finally, there’s George & Maisie Pete’s grandson and granddaughter. It’s safe to say that George and Maisie meant the world to Pete. He loved nothing more than spending time with them, often booking holidays to be able to look after them and regularly commenting how he couldn’t wait to retire so he could spend even more time with his beloved grandkids.

This was Pete, a gentle giant, a heart of gold, a family man devoted to his loved ones and his customers. He will be sadly missed, and our thoughts are with Janet, Danny, Carrie, and the rest of the family at this difficult time.

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Barry Grier

Pete was larger than life, always with a glint in his eye, a rye smile and a story to tell! I will never forget Pete’s famous line…….”Well Barry Lad, I know just enough to be dangerous……” such a fun, light hearted and gentle character who had a profound impact on everyone he met. Its …

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Derek Crouch

Just a complete shock. I got to know Pete particularly when projects and service split. Just a good egg, always willing and able to help. Pete has left a great hole in our lives but particularly his family.  …

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Ian Liddell

A larger than life, happy guy, Pete always had a smile on his face and was a great help to me when i started at Schneider 15 years ago. My thoughts go out to Danny and rest of his family and friends x …

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Gary Dale

It was an absolute pleasure to have known and worked with such a true gent. A gentle , kind , dedicated man, of the highest  integrity !  you’ll be truly missed by all !  lots of love from all the Dales  …

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Malcolm Rowland

Pete Winfield a gentle giant and great family man. Over the years i have had the honor of been both a collegue and line manager of Pete at Schneider Electric. Pete always had a smile and would let me know how the family was doing and loved been a family man. It was an …

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Mark Johnson

Knowing Peter for over 30 years makes this message even harder. We both started at Satchwell around the same time and had many a conversation about life and work. Even when working at the other side of the world I was still able to have a good conversation and his help. He was immensely …

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Dave Walker

I am completly shocked and saddened by Peter’s passing. I would look forward to the days that i was working with Pete, i didnt work with him very often but when we did we could have a good catch up. Pete was very much a family man, he would show me videos on his …

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Michael Abbott

I first met Pete when he joined Satchwell over 30 years ago. He was always ready and willing to help, both in and out of work.  He was a great family man, immensely proud of Danny and Carrie and devoted to his wife Janet and his grandchildren George and Maisie. He will be greatly …

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Steven Fielding

Truely saddened and shocked to hear of Pete’s passing I never got to work with Pete but never heard anything but great things said about such a proud family man Deepest condolances to all his family and friends RIP Pete taken far too soon …

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Karl Twist

Pete, I remember you making time to speak to me when I first started with the business 15 years ago and I’ve always remembered that gesture.  You always made time for a conversation and always did the best by your customers who spoke so highly of you.  It’s both a shock and a great …

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Mark Hull

Our deepest condolences to Peter’s family and friends, he will be missed by his colleagues and customers within Schneoder Electric where he always displayed a great passion in what he did.  …

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rachel whittington

I wish all the family my deepest condolences, Pete will be very much missed xx …

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Jon Clarke

I had the pleasure of working with Pete whilst at Schneider. Always had some story to tell and make you smile. Real family man so proud of Carrie singing. Taken away at such a young age but known by so many. Jolly man Pete RIP. …

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Paul Drake

Pete was my uncle, I never worked with him but I do have a story from his time at Levits, Pete must have just come out of his apprenticeship and was on a job that finished early on summers day up near Harrogate, him and his mate thought they would go swimming in the …

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Tony Naylor

I have known Peter for about 25 years, during that time we became good friends and work colleagues. We have had many good laughs while on site. Pete was an excellent Engineer and a great supervisor, he treated you with respect and dignity. He would not ask you to do anything that he would …

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Lee Trengove

Such a shock and truly saddening when I was informed of Pete’s passing. A man of real genuine character, immensely proud of his family, no conversation about work would end before he told you the latest about ‘Our Danny’ or ‘Our Carrie’. He will be missed immeasurably by work colleagues, and even more so …

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John Ashwell

Pete was a family man, his passion for his family really brought a smile to my face as he told stories of Janet, Danny, Carrie and especially Grandson George.  He always had time for everyone and was loved and respected by all colleagues and Customers, A great man and he will be sadly missed.  …

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Jim Donnelly

I first met Peter in February 1989 when we both started work for Satchwell  Controls working with him was always a great pleasure.   Always willing to help others he was an  Outstanding Engineer .   We shared many laughs together a person with a great sense of humour his Arnold Schwarzenger impression always had me …

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Tracy Miller

I’ve known Pete for 17 years, always a true gent and his smile lit up the room when he visited the Gemini office.  When I first joined Schneider I was the Coordinator for  the North East & Yorkshire regions so spoke to Pete daily.  He was so proud of his children Danny & Carrie …

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Jessica Malley

It’s very clear to see Pete was a popular colleague here at Schneider, his cheerful and kind attitude didn’t go unnoticed nor will it be forgotten. My thoughts are with Pete’s family at this very sad time. Rest in peace Pete. X …

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Bilal Moreea

Pete, a true gentleman, family man and always full of joy bringing a smile to all he came into contact with.  He will be missed by all that knew him.  Condolences to the family, our prayers are with you. …

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Lucy Sumner

I havent worked much with Pete, but when I spoke to him he was always very friendly and cheery.  I’ve heard so many lovely things about him, i’m sure his family are very proud. My heartfelt condolences to Janet, Carrie, Danny and all the family x  …

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Ian Tate

Have known Pete for many years. Pete always had a great welcome when we met, down to earth and honest. A great shock when somebody leaves so soon. Sadly missed. Condolences to all the family. Ian …

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Diane Prescott

‘Hey up Sparra’ always the opening line on any telephone call with Pete. Even when he called me to check if there was any baby news yet………when I was in labour! Haha, typical Pete 🙂 I have so many lovely memories of Pete, he was such a lovely guy. Always there for a chat …

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Keith Burnett

Pete, you were a true gentleman that always wore a fantastic smile on your face. I met you for the first time around 20 years ago whilst we were at Satchwell Controls. As neighbouring supervisors, we spent many meetings together discussing the finer points of our roles, as well as sharing the odd beer …

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