Peter Sowman – 1962 – 2021

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 22, 2021

TR Group is devastated to announce the passing of dearly loved friend and team member Peter Sowman. Peter passed away after a short but brave battle with cancer, on his own terms, at home, surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his loving partner Sandra, children Josh and Aimee, his parents, brothers and sisters and his extended family.

Pete was a well-known industry identity having spent many years with Waste Management, NZL, TDL and at TR Group for the last seven years. He will forever be remembered for his love of the people around him, a good yarn, a party, a dance and most of all for treating everyone he met with respect and care. Pete was also a very talented athlete, having played representative rugby and competed all over the world in Ironmans, Marathons and Ocean Swims. Up until he fell unwell Pete was training to become the oldest person to swim the Cook Strait.

“In recent times Pete had found his happy place with a house on the beach at Pukehina and re-locating with TR Group to run its branch in Mt Maunganui. In the short space of time he was there he had made many great friends in the Mount and had created a wonderful atmosphere and culture at the branch,” says Brendan King, TR Group general manager.

“We will forever treasure the memory of Pete and the amazing ability he had to make us feel special and happy when he entered the room. The world is a lesser place for his passing but we will hold dear his memory and the impact he had on our lives forever. Rest in Peace Pete. Our love is with you always.”

Pete will be farewelled at Buckland‘s Beach Yacht Club on Friday at 1pm.