Peter HILL (29 May 2016)

Peter Hill was born in New Zealand.  His Father was a coal miner. His mother insisted that all her five children, four boys and onegirl had a trade.  After Peter’s apprenticeship, he arrived in Port Moresby to work for John Stubbs.  In 1963 he moved to Madang and worked for Madang Contractors where he has remained for the best part with Maureen his beloved wife whom he married in 1969.   When Madang Contractors closed he bought Jomba Plumbing his well respected trade until 2012 when he was diagnosed with cancer.   Peter was a popular member of the Madang Community, he served 3 terms as the President of the Madang Town Council and was an active member of the Madang Chamber of Commerce.   He was a mate to everyone, especially those who frequented the Madang Country Club – he was never a big drinker but I am told he could keep up with the best.  He was a foundation member and President of the Madang Lions Club until it ceased to exist at which time Maureen joined the Madang Rotary Club and he continued to support Maureen in all the community work she has done for so many over  46 years in Madang.  Peter was buried at sea in Astrolabe Bay in accordance with his wishes.  170 passengers boarded the Kalibobo Spirit to witness his burial at sea.

Sir Peter Barter

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