After a sudden illness from West Nile Encephalitis it is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of husband, father and grandfather at 86 years young. He went peacefully with family by his side on August 19, 2016. Peter will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his second wife Barb Koshowski (nee Green) and his children; Judy (Trevor) Stanley, granddaughter Stefanie (Adam) Bell, step granddaughter Antonia and grandson TJ, son Dan (Adriana) Koshowski and grandsons Tyler, Myles and Riley, daughter Bev (Lee) Lotscher and grandsons Jack, Leo and Oliver, son Brian (Beth) Koshowski, brothers Stan Koshowski and Martin (Stella) Koshowski. Peter’s step-family who has been a big part of his life for the past 18 years; Jeri VandenEykel, Mark (Mary) Green, Marsha (Blaine) Larson, Beth (Scott) Parr, Brad (Janet) Green, Scott (Char) Green, and Tim (Terri) Green, He will also be remembered by many nieces, nephews, in-laws and many dear friends. Peter was pre-deceased by his first wife Frances Koshowski (nee Harder) (1997), his parents, Nick and Anne Koshowski, and brother Tony who died in infancy. Peter was born and raised in the Dauphin, MB area with a strong Ukrainian heritage. He had farming in his blood and his passion for open air and countryside, hardwork, and the ability to build or fix anything remained with him all his life. He married his first wife Frances in 1959 and moved around the province of Manitoba with positions at MTS (Manitoba Telecom Services) until settling in Winnipeg, MB. Peter worked for the Greater Winnipeg Gas Co. for many years, retiring in 1995. Peter was socially, physically and spiritually active his entire life. He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, golfing, hunting and riding his lawn tractor. Camping was his passion and he was never without an RV in tow. He was strong in faith and practiced it on a daily basis. He was most proud of being a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1954. He was deeply honored to celebrate receiving the title of Grand Knight from 1995-96 and continued on with friendships that he had made within the organization. His children will cherish memories of listening to polka music, cooking with garlic, bacon and eggs on Sunday and the special times of unstoppable laughter whenever he got together with his brothers . Peter was lucky in life to find two loves and two families. In 1998 he married Barb Koshowski (nee Green) and they enjoyed sharing their life together with extended family in the Detroit Lakes, MN area. They stayed active together by; working for the county, volunteering within the community, travelling south for winters and camping whenever possible. It was during their work at the Springfield Campground near Yankton, SD that Peter fell ill so quickly while being in the environment that he loved. With all the courage and dignity with which he lived his life, Peter entered his eternal rest with an unshakable faith in the goodness and presence of God. He instilled in all of us the power of prayer. We are very grateful to the many friends and family who supported us with prayer and offered their support during Dad’s final days. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Doctors and ICU staff at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD for the extreme compassion and care they provided. A memorial service will be held at St Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, MN on Saturday, Aug 27, 2016 at 10am. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Donations in Peter’s memory may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.