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Curling icon Vic Peters passes away

By: Terry Frey

Posted: 03/28/2016 2:22 PM

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One of the greatest curlers this province has ever seen, Vic Peters, the Steinbach native, passed away Sunday night in Winnipeg after a battle with cancer at the age of 61.

Arguably the most popular curler in the country during the 1990s when he won three Manitoba titles and won the 1992 Brier in his first trip to the national championship, later winning the bronze medal at the world championships.

He also made Brier appearances in 1993 and 1997 and finished first in the round robin on all three occasions. Peters was part of the trio of teams from Manitoba known as the Big Three, along with the Kerry Burtnyk and Jeff Stoughton teams, who were among the world’s best teams for the better part of a decade.

Peters, a member of the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame, also won a Manitoba senior title, with all those championship teams also including Steinbach’s Chris Neufeld as his second.

Considered to be the greatest athlete Steinbach has ever produced, Peters also excelled in golf, fastball and hockey.

He is survived by his wife Deb, two daughters, one son and two brothers.

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