It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Peter Salkowsky on Saturday September 23, 2017.
Peter was born in Berlin, Germany on May 8 1942 to Alfred and Irma Salkowsky. After visiting family in Canada on two separate occasions he decided to immigrate in 1972. When he arrived in Canada he worked at Colenso Lumber in Red Lake Road as a watchman. After working at the mill for a year he decided to move to Kenora where he made his home and many dear friends. In 1978 he married Karin Philipsen. They built their beautiful timber frame home on Donbrock Drive. He was employed at Northern Wood Homes building timber frame houses in the Kenora Area. Peter then branched out and created a new business called P and H Fireplaces and masonry work. When they dissolved the fireplace business he went back to his trade which he learned in Germany, as shoemaker and making custom orthotics. He started out with Mr. Minit shoe repair in Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton. Wanting to be closer to his home town he started his own business Euroqual Orthotics. This specialized business brought him to Red Lake, Dryden and Fort Frances. He worked closely with the doctors in Northwestern Ontario. Patients were referred to Peter’s Clinic for observation and then corrective orthotics were customized to fit the patients’ needs making them in his facility. He took great pride in helping others and being able to assist people who had difficulty walking.
Peter was a well rounded person enjoying music, fishing, boating, diving, flying, and his passion with food. He enjoyed having BBQ’s and creating delicious food, like homemade sausage and his famous smoked fish and pig roasts. Recently he took up a passion for baking and sharing it with friends and family.
Peter was predeceased by his brother Hansi from Germany, his parents Alfred and Irma Salkowsky, his sister Inge Kudlacek and brother in law Jarda Kudlacek. He leaves to mourn his wife Karin Salkowsky, his sister Renate Leutschaft and brother in law Oscar Leutschaft. He is also survived by one niece and many nephews.
He was loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
We would like to thank Dr. Beveridge for all his care and friendship over the years. Also thank you to the doctors and nurses at the Kenora hospital that made his last days peaceful and comfortable. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday October 6, 2017 at the New Apostolic Church on Cambrian Drive at 6:30 PM.
Alcock Funeral Home & Cremation Services (Highway 17 West Keewatin) in care of arrangements, 547-6000.