Obituary - George Peak, of Seaton
Last updated at 12:54, Friday, 08 March 2013
Popular Seaton allotment holder George Peak has died, aged 73.
Mr Peak had an allotment plot on land off Lowca Lane for 43 years and also grew vegetables in his garden on Kennedy Road.
He died on February 14.
He was born in Sunnyside, Seaton, on April 10 1939, to William, a coal miner, and Doris.
He attended Seaton Junior School and the former Guard Street School in Workington.
Mr Peak left school at 16 and went to work at Workington steelworks for 22 years.
He left in 1976 and went to work at Chapel Bank until he retired in 1998, and married Muriel in 1961.
They were together for 51 years.
One of his biggest passions was looking after his chickens on the Lowca Lane allotments and the many vegetables cultivated in his back garden.
He was also a big rugby league fan, watching it on the TV and regularly going to see Seaton Rangers ARL play.
Mr Peak was a keen walker and occasionally liked going fishing at Beckfoot, near Allonby.
He also enjoyed going to Seaton Rugby Club.
Mrs Peak, 75, said: “He wasn’t a party man. He just liked a quiet drink. He didn’t like a lot of fuss and didn’t like being in the limelight.
“He got on with everybody. Every day he twined about it raining because he couldn’t go out walking or down to his allotment.”
He is survived by his two sons William and Warren. He was also expecting his first grandchild but died before he was born. He will be named Byron George Peak.
His funeral was held at St Paul’s Church in Seaton, on February 22, and he was buried at St Peter’s Church in Camerton.
First published at 12:42, Friday, 08 March 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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