It is with sadness that I wish to advise that Doug Peter passed away at his Melbourne home on Sunday, 21st October after a short battle with esophageal cancer.
Doug worked at OTC for more than 20 years & left on the day of the merger with Telecom. For a number of years he held the position of Manager Human Resource Planning & was responsible for providing data which helped OTC decide on the number of staff it would require into the future.
After leaving OTC Doug managed a lucerne property at Mudgee. Doug was originally from regional Victoria & settled in Melbourne when he retired.
Doug was a good athlete & ran in the first few City to Surf races. He was a member of the OTC Space Racers running group & mostly ran with his good mate Ray Baty. On occasions Ray would run from our city office to his home in St Ives & Doug would run home to Eastwood.
I have always kept in touch with Doug & would see him every few months. I will miss him very much.
Doug was 77 years old & his funeral was held in Melbourne on 26th October.
Very sad news of Doug Peters passing.
If I am not mistaken Peter, also worked for a while in the Properties Section with Norm Harris.
Peter was a real gentlemen and was always helpful.
Fred Kannard was always a good friend of his.
May he rest in peace.