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Peter Paul Enright died suddenly at his home on January 15, 2024 at the age of 57.
Pete is survived by his siblings Charlotte(Des)Shipclark of Cambray, ON, Rita(Stew)Lloyd of Flin Flon, MB,
Kelvin(Bonnie)Enright of Edmonton, AB, Patrick Enright of Flin Flon, MB, Terry Galatiuk of Roblin, MB,
Heather Chrupalo(Lyle) of Bakers Narrows, MB, and Jackie Davis of Lake Audy, MB. Many nieces and
nephews and long- time friends Marlene Beattie of Roblin, MB, her son Clark and daughters Lori and Diane.
He was pre-deceased by his parents Ronald and Irene Enright, Brother-in-law Mike Chrupalo, and
Brother-in-law Jim Davis
Peter Paul Joseph Arnold Lionel Enright was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba to Irene and Ron Enright on
March 13, 1966. He was the youngest of 8. He had a rough start as a pre-mature baby but with the care
of the nurses he came through and brought a lot of joy to his family and friends. He was a blue- eyed
curly haired boy with a smile that lit up a room. He was funny and a great story teller. He loved spending
time wandering down trails in the bush and spending time in nature. The Little Cliff trail over the
swinging bridge was one of his favorites. In 1976, his parents and sisters Jackie and Heather moved to
Jenpeg, Manitoba. His other sisters and brothers had already moved away from home. In Jenpeg, Peter
had many friends and continued to enjoy the great outdoors. While camping at the Minago River, he
would spend time fishing, netting minnows to sell to the Americans as well as help load the barge that
carried food and supplies to Cross Lake. Payment for his help was a bag of Humpty Dumpty potato chips
and a Shasta pop. Peter wanted to play hockey while living in Jenpeg. He hadn’t spent much time skating
in his years in Flin Flon. As Jenpeg was a small community, the bunk was a place to hang out for all of the
kids, so he took up hockey. He was given the nick name “Animal” as he hadn’t figured out how to stop
so he just charged forward until he hit the boards. When Pete was 12, he travelled to Sault Ste. Marie
ON, to visit with our sister Charlotte and her family, “He was a kid that never got bored. He was all over
Sault Ste. Marie exploring and having adventures. He even started a business that involved harvesting
earth worms from our yard. He gathered up a ton of them and took them to a bait shop to sell,
unfortunately the owner of the shop said he didn’t buy worms from people who didn’t have experience
as if the worms weren’t gathered properly they wouldn’t live very long. Disappointed, Pete came home
and dumped a pile of worms back into our yard.” In 1979, at the age of 13, Pete’s family moved to
Roblin, Manitoba after purchasing land in the area. After a year of town living, the farm in Shell Valley
became his home. He and Jackie began the life of country kids taking the bus to school and helping on
the farm. He continued to find solace in the outdoors. Our brother Kelvin tells the story about one deer
hunting season, ”When I used to go to Manitoba to deer hunt at the farm we would all go out hunting
and Peter was a young teen, dad would send him into the valley behind the house to hunt on his own.
He was cheesed off that he couldn’t hunt with the big guys. We came back that night after the hunt
without shooting a deer. Pete needed help and the truck to pick up a decent buck he had shot on Dad’s
farm on a trail on the way to the valley. He showed us all up! Ha!ha!” He honed his craft of storytelling
and aspired to be an actor one day. Peter loved Halloween and mom was always so creative making her
homemade costumes. As Peter grew older, he took over the costume creations and continued wearing
disguises for the purpose of entertaining. Our sister Rita tells a story about a time at the West Edmonton
Mall where they were to meet Pete at the mall and go to a movie. Pete came dressed in a disguise as a
very old man and it took quite awhile for Rita and friends to realize that it was Pete. A lot of laughs were
Peter graduated high school at Goose Lake High in Roblin in 1984. He moved to Winnipeg and worked
there for a few years. He spent time working in Flin Flon at the mine and reconnecting with friends and
making new ones. He realized that mining was not the life for him so enrolled at Confederation College
in Thunder Bay for Film Production. He worked as a cameraman with a Fishing Show which he enjoyed
immensely. He spent time in Edmonton working with the Fringe Theatre group where he honed his skills
of make-up and costumes. If you had ever been privy to a recitation of the Cremation of Sam McGee by
Robert Service, you would know that spending time in theatre was time well spent. He went forward
with his education and went to Red River College in Winnipeg and became a journeyman Electrician.
This trade brought him to The Pas, Northern Alberta and eventually to Roblin where he worked for a
local Electrical Company and then went out on his own. He did contract work in Snow Lake where he
wired houses for a trucking contractor. He worked on a lot of local projects in the Roblin area. He was
meticulous with any job that he did. Unfortunately, he had zero experience as a business owner. He
struggled with the paperwork side of things. He spent a lot of time with mom and dad. After dad passed
away in 2003, He moved in with mom in 2004. This was a big help to her. He eventually purchased the
house on 7 th Ave in Roblin in 2011 and mom stayed with him until 2014. Mom moved in with Terry for a
few years before going to the care home.
Pete was a good son. When our dad was in the hospital at the end of his life, dad mentioned that he
would like a root beer float. Pete got up and went to the store for the ingredients and came back with
enough stuff for everyone to have a float. He really wanted Dad to have one last time to go fishing so
was scheming a way to break him out of the hospital, in the end, realized that that was way more
complicated. He had to settle for telling some fish tales.
Pete spent a lot of time visiting mom at PCH through the years that she was there. He strived to help
mom live her best life as a PCH resident. His approach toward this may not have always been
conventional. In the end, he just wanted mom to be comfortable and happy.
Pete was a good friend to his high school buddies, cousins, and room-mates. He was especially good to
our long- time family friend Marlene Beatty. He helped out on her farm as much as he could.
Pete was a good uncle with many fond memories shared by his numerous nieces and nephews.
Pete was a good brother. May he rest in Peace.
Donations in memory of Pete can be made to Hero Club West-Prairie Mountain Health Box 1418 Roblin,
Manitoba R0L1P0, or a charity of one’s choice.