A sad day for curling as cancer claims the life of Vic Peters, 60 years old, being lauded as one of the nicest guys in curling by many of his peers.
Peters is a three-time Manitoba curling champion, going on the win the 1992 Brier title over Russ Howard before winning bronze a the World Championship in Germany.
Peters made two more trips to the Brier, in 1993 failing to make the playoffs and again in 1997 where he lost the final to Kevin Martin. Peters won the Ross Harstone Trophy at the 1997 Brier as the curler with who best represents sportsmanship, observance of the rules, exemplary conduct and curling ability.
After a minor cancer scare when he was in his 20s, Peters was diagnosed with cancer in his lymph nodes (lymphoma) in 2011, the beginning of a nearly 5 year battle that would ultimately take his life.
Peters is survived by his wife Debbie, his son Daley and daughters Kasandra and Elizabeth. Peters was seen prominently on Television during the 2016 Scotties in Grande Prairie cheering on Elizabeth as part of Team Einarson.
More on the story:
2011: Peters no long calling shots
2012: He’s a miracle man
2016: Curling champ Peters dies of cancer: