Peter Meier was honoured to be chosen as this year’s recipient of the Rubin Hurricane Carter Champion of Justice Award. Sadly, Peter unexpectedly passed away on the evening of Wednesday, September 21st.
Peter came from England with his lovely wife, Rosemary in 1973 to make Canada their home. Peter by profession was a lawyer but devoted his life trying to help those that were often forgotten and rejected by society.
Peter was a member of the Justice for Guy Paul Morin Committee and one of the founders of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC). Peter was AIDWYC’s president from its inception in 1993 until 2004 when he felt the need to resign as president after he was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease. Peter remained actively involved as a Board member, mentor and friend to the wrongly convicted and AIDWYC where served on the Board for 18 years.
Peter was a quiet, thoughtful, humble and unassuming gentleman. He was an intellect who was strong of heart, spirit and determination who never lost the common touch. He championed the cause of the wrongly convicted, always welcoming a challenge head-on. His leadership qualities and abilities were unsurpassed! Peter was loved by many, it was often said that, “if you didn’t like Peter Meier there was something wrong with you.”
Peter always treated everyone with respect, dignity, and integrity.
Peter, we are honoured that we had the privilege of having you amongst us fighting the good fight. You gave so much to so many. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace knowing you are loved and cherished.
The pain of losing Peter is immeasurable.
We extend our deep and heartfelt condolences to Peter’s wife Rosemary, his son Paul, daughter Kate and their [...]