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Chris Peters passes away

By 27 February 2013 7

Andrew Leigh has tweeted that the Chamber of Commerce’s long serving supremo has passed away after a lengthy illness.


The Chamber of Commerce has made this statement to its members:

The Staff and Board of The ACT & Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry are sad to announce that long-time Chief Executive, Dr Christopher Peters AM IO JP has passed away.

Chris suffered a setback to his existing condition which resulted in complications from which he was not able to recover.

Chris will be missed for his quick wit and smile, his generosity of spirit, his innate diplomacy and negotiating skills as well as his unerring perception and understanding of the nature of business and its often complex relationship with Government in the ACT.

Chris’s family have requested privacy in their time of grief and have also requested that donations be made in his memory to pancreatic cancer research in lieu of flowers. The Staff and the Board of The Chamber would like to extend to them our heartfelt condolences. It is anticipated that a memorial service will be organised in due course.

Donations can be made to the Australasian Gastrointestinal Trials Group, through their fundraising arm called the GI Cancers Institute. http://gicancer.org.au/.

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7 Responses to Chris Peters passes away
#1
EvanJames3:07 pm, 27 Feb 13

This is a shock. I guess we all noticed his incredible weight loss a few years back, I just figured he’d had gastric band surgery, but it sounds like something a lot more dire was up. He contributed a huge amount of work and achievements, and he’ll be missed by the ACT business community.

#2
neanderthalsis3:11 pm, 27 Feb 13

EvanJames said :

This is a shock. I guess we all noticed his incredible weight loss a few years back, I just figured he’d had gastric band surgery, but it sounds like something a lot more dire was up. He contributed a huge amount of work and achievements, and he’ll be missed by the ACT business community.

It has been an ongoing battle. He had had a significant block of time off last year but came back to work. I thought he was in remission.

#3
Rollersk8r3:52 pm, 27 Feb 13

Very sad. He was a man of many achievements and will be remembered as a great Canberran. I am told he was still at work yesterday, tireless and driven as he was.

#4
Holden Caulfield3:56 pm, 27 Feb 13

Sad news.

#5
RSPCA_Comms4:25 pm, 27 Feb 13

Chris Peters was a great supporter and advisor, and an all-round nice guy and gentleman. Very sad news.

#6
pptvb9:33 pm, 27 Feb 13

Rollersk8r said :

Very sad. He was a man of many achievements and will be remembered as a great Canberran. I am told he was still at work yesterday, tireless and driven as he was.

He passed away on Saturday. The service was yesterday.

#7
muntychops5:31 pm, 28 Feb 13

Vale Mr Peters. I met him twice and he was a genuine fellow

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