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Peter Tivy
  • December 16, 1934
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  • April 13, 2021

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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.




Baldwin Brothers Heritage Place
New Smyrna Beach

Date & Time:
April 20, 2021 at 3:00 PM

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  1. Jay and Kathy McCormick says:
    21 Apr 2021
    Please know that we are very saddened about Petes passing, he was an extraordinary presence and we valued his and Joyce's friendship.

  2. Mona mallion says:
    20 Apr 2021
    To Joyce, George, Sarah and Jamie,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband and father. So many memories our family had with your family over the years in Nassau. Be strong for each other and may God comfort you.
    With Love,
    Mona, Ginny and Richard. (The Mallion’s)

  3. Ray Irma Vento says:
    20 Apr 2021
    When I first moved to Central Florida in 1993 I went to work for Peter at Halls Machine Shop. Before long both Peter and Joyce treated me like a family member rather than an employee. I got to know their family and they got to know mine.
    Peter was a hard worker and I was lucky to have been able to work with him until the shop closed, and he retired
    I don’t think he ever retired! He had more drive than anyone I have ever known !
    We are all saddened by his passing, but , Joyce, I am still there for you if you need me.

  4. Judy Randall says:
    19 Apr 2021
    A fond farewell to a fine friend, Peter Tivey. We have beenfriends with Peter and Joyce for an incredible 57 years. You can rest assured that we will remain devoted to your amazing wife.
    Tall in stature and strong in in character you have lived life honorably and you have left a legacy for your children to follow.

    On a personal note I will always remember your classic mustache. It was unique. It defined you.

    Rest In Peace Peter knowing that you lived life at its fullest and that you were loved.

  5. Shirley and Ed says:
    19 Apr 2021
    A long and happy life Peter - well lived.
    Always remembered.

  6. Emma Gover says:
    19 Apr 2021
    Uncle Peter
    Amazing memories from both sides of pond from learning to swim in Nassau as child to coming to my wedding as adult Thanks for each and every one of them Love you all .
    Massive hugs - Mary , Andy and family and Emma and Family

  7. Lucy and Bruce Morrison says:
    18 Apr 2021
    No finer gentleman ever lived
    Nor finer bride by his side .
    My husband Bruce and I shared friendship with the Tivy’s for probably two decades. Sad to see our dear sweet Peter leave us but I feel I can confidently say that his is off on a world walkabout with Lord only knows how many dogs at his side . Enjoy my friend . Enjoy

  8. Rona Stuart-Bourne says:
    18 Apr 2021
    Many years ago, when I was a little girl, I became really good friends with Sarah. Her Wonderful Dad was a giant of a man to me then, not just in stature, but his heart and kindness. I used to love sleeping over at the Tivys, esp when my parents went to Europe as that meant a longer visit!
    Years later we visited in Florida and I found that the years had not diminished this gentle giant. His love for his family was heartwarming and the joy with which he welcomed me all these years later still makes me tear up. You were one of life's true gems Peter, I feel so privileged to have known you. My love and prayers for you all. Rona xxx

  9. David Woolley says:
    18 Apr 2021
    A message from Herefordshire, England: Peter’s passing is very sad and an immense loss to Joyce and the whole family. I first met Peter 55 years ago when I married his sister Rosemary and he crossed the Atlantic to be present at the ceremony. Over the years we came to know Peter as strong, resourceful and tenacious, qualities that were leavened with an appealing sense of humour. Of three Tivy siblings Peter was the last survivor, and he will be long remembered. I send love and sympathy to all the family.

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    17 Apr 2021
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  11. mark varney says:
    17 Apr 2021
    i knew peter in a business sense as his pest control man for hall machine works before his retirement. a brilliant man with a sense of humor. a life well lived. rest in peace.

    mark varney

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