Book of Remembrance of
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.