On the first farm in the area to own a combine (in 1947), Peter drove that Massey Harris with his brother balancing atop the back. With Peter’s love for speed, he’d finish in time to help surrounding farmers. He worked in a mine and raced around on his Indian twin-cylinder motorcycle. In Ontario, he met Martha and learned the carpet installation trade. He worked at his own carpet service business (installing his church’s carpet) into his late 80s. Peter spent his remaining years in Fonthill, Ont., enjoying the open air.