Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, at the Extendicare St. Catharines on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Nettie Skolney (nee Klym) for fifty-six years. Loving father of Janet Riches and Carole (Dave Sypes). “Gido” will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his granddaughters,Deanna and Justine Riches, Olivia and Chloe Sypes. Peter will be remembered by his relatives, nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by his sister Kay Novak and five brothers Bill, Nick,John, Adam and Russell. Peter was employed at General Motors for thirty-eight years and his last position as a Quality Audit Inspector. His interests included travelling, fishing, golf, water skiing, bowling and sharing his love of ice cream with his granddaughters. Peter's family wish to thank Extendicare St. Catharines for all their care and attention. Visitation will be held at the Patrick J. Darte Funeral Chapel, 39 Court St., St. Catharines (905-685-6584) on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home chapel on Friday April 17, 2015 at 11am. Interment in Victoria Lawn Cemetery. Following Peter’s wishes, memorial donations to the Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre, 567 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines L2T 4C2 (905-688-3550) would be appreciated.