Peter Royce was a much loved member of View Court Housing Co-op for more than 20 years. Along with being instrumental in the development of View Court and the co-operative housing movement in BC, Peter was actively involved in Co-op radio, Community Gardening, Cycling and Community, Cooperative Internet, Civic Community Building, Freedom of Speech, Volunteer Run Organizations, Environmental Issues, Recycling, and Alternative Governance. Peter was a humanitarian in the truest sense of the word, working tirelessly for the benefit of others.
Recently, View Court Co-op made two donations in memory of Peter under the auspices of the Peter Royce Memorial Lecture Fund, which was a one time only funding venture to support two of Peter’s favourite community organizations; namely, Rhizome Cafe which supports community building in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood where Peter lived, and Co-op Radio where Peter was involved for many years resulting in a Lifetime achievement award.
Peter’s inspiring presence in our lives and in his community will continue to shine through the spaces, programs and people who were deeply touched by Peter’s vision, wit, and compassion. We are honoured to have known him.