Memories of Peter Walker
By Emily Pitts
My last memory of Peter was at the Archives Meet in March 2019. Peter, although unwell, made an effort to attend and stayed to the end, providing entertaining stories of earlier days of the club, particularly of the early KMC Pantomimes, which sounded like a hoot. His stories were always funny - he made them come to life with his own brand of entertainment. He could tell a good story and I can imagine he was a wonderful teacher and a wholly trustworthy and reliable climbing partner.
What struck me most about Peter, and what I will miss, are his positivity, his consistent support and his passion for the club. I will miss his upbeat presence at our events, as I’m sure a great many people will.
The theme that runs through each memory of Peter is his supportive, understanding and helpful nature. His support to me is something that I carry with me and which will not be forgotten. As KMC members, supporting each other is something that we can take forward to honour his memory.
The family are accepting charitable donations in memory of Peter – either to Macmillan Cancer Support or Marie Curie Nurses, if desired. Donations can either be sent to the family or c/o Eamonn A Kennedy, 390 Palatine Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 4FZ.