Dr. Charles T. Peterson: "Ahead of His Time"
My cousin Susan McClocklin's partner, Jim McClocklin, gave my father's eulogy in April 2007. Jim described my father as "ahead of his time--particularly concerning health food, fluoridation [he was anti-fluoride], the environment, and dentistry."
Bruce Mines Beginnings; Hard Rock Miner
|Charles Peterson (right) hugs brother Harold, ca. 1913|
After he finished dental school, Charles took further training, and became a periodontist (gum specialist).
|Charles and Leith Peterson, Duncan, 1995|
Around 1977, he retired and moved to Duncan, B.C., where he remained until he moved back East in 1997. This photo of my father and me was taken when I visited him at Christmas in Duncan, 1995. Dad is wearing a genuine Cowichan sweater. The sweaters are crafted by aboriginals from the Duncan area.
|"Living memorials" to Jay and Charles Peterson|
Peterson Family Tree
|Peterson family tree documents, ca. 1970s|
Throughout his life, Charles Peterson always stressed the importance of knowing who you are and where you come from. In the 1970s, he produced two documents regarding the family tree: a booklet and a chart. The chart traces the family history from 1756 to 1973.
"You Can't Stop Me Now"
|Charles Peterson sitting on grave of great-grandfather, 1993|