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Peter J de Savary - PdeS - 1944 to 2022

Peter de Savary

1944 – 2022

Peter de Savary, affectionately known to all as PdeS sadly passed away unexpectedly on Sunday 30th October 2022.

He lived and enjoyed a remarkable life with a career that spanned six decades and four continents. A bucaneering entrepeneur and well-known cigar aficionado, he succeeeded in an eclectic mix of businesses and industries as well as being an extraordinary and celebrated sailor.

As you will know, he was a man of tremendous vision with boundless energy, style, sense of fun and attention to detail; he inspired absolute loyalty from all those who worked for him and who for many was a great and kindly mentor. He was always a true friend.  

He leaves behind his wife Lana and daughters Lisa, Nicola, Tara, Amber and Savannah.


Please leave your message below especially with any background so his family can look back in years to come at a life well lived. Thank you.     










Book Owner: Adrienne
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Donald Munro

I am So sad to hear about the passing of a hospitality legend. I was honoured when Mr De Savary (PDS ) offered me the position of Executive Chef @ Skibo Castle. He was an incredible character ,his vision & attention to deatil was amazing. He was a true legend & long will live …

Sandy Gardiner

To Lana and Family: My deepest condolensces on your loss. PdS was one of a kind – a man of great vision and great understanding of the media who was a gem to put in front of the press, maximizing the opportunity every time, a raconteur second to none. His legacy will live on …

Annamarie I Ringheim

Dear Lana, Tara, Amber and Savannah,   So sorry for your loss; what a shock for all of you.    My rememberance of pdes and you (this is how I spelled it) was here in Newport, RI when he hired me as initially his staff of one for his US adventure – The Carnegie …

Shelley Silver

I am very sad to hear the news of the passing of PdeS. I feel extremely grateful that I had the pleasure of working for him and his wonderful family at the Old Swan & Minster Mill for a good number of years. PdeS was a fabulous character, a great showman and one of …