Peter Lawrence Tivy, 86 of New Smyrna Beach FL passed away Tuesday April 13th, 2021. Born in London, England December 16th, 1934 to Dr Eric & Edith Tivy. He was commissioned in the British Army R.E.M.E. and was stationed in Kenya, East Africa. After leaving the military Peter rejoined Morris Motors where he had apprenticed prior to his commission in the army. Peter was an extraordinarily talented and independent minded man, with a wide range of interests over all kinds of activities. In 1963 he put his life on hold to embark on a lifelong dream as a crew member to sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of warmer waters and climate onboard “Skywave” a 57’ yacht. This adventure took him through multiple islands of the Caribbean arriving in Nassau, Bahamas in 1964 where he was challenged to start a steel fabricating business. He invited the love of his life Joyce to join him in Nassau where they were married and raised their family of 3 children. In 1980 the adventurous side of him bought his family to New Smyrna Beach where he purchased the business Hall Machine Works. He and his wife Joyce worked the business until his retirement in 2015. Peter was a hardworking man who was loved and treasured by his family. Beside the feelings of sadness there are also feelings of great thankfulness, for having Peter at our side for many years. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
Peter is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce Tivy, New Smyrna Beach FL; son George (Lisa) Tivy, Atlanta GA; daughter Sarah (Rodd) Litchfield, New Smyrna Beach FL; son James Tivy, Sanford FL. and 6 grandchildren Sarah, Michael, Emily, David, Eric and Rachel.
A memorial celebration of life is planned at Baldwin Brothers, New Smyrna Beach on Tuesday April 20th, 2021 at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital @ www.donate.lovetotherescue.org.
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