I knew Pete from high school, we didn’t hang out much but our paths crossed from time to time. He was a nice guy and I was saddened to hear of his passing in the wake of Andrew’s.
As posted via live Journal by one of Pete’s closest friends:
“In Pete’s letter there is an overwhelming atmosphere that he is broken and could not figure out how to get back up. He lamented that he frittered away his friendships and that he didn’t deserve most of them and that he had withdrawn due to the fact that he felt like he had disappointed everyone for so long that he saw only one way out.”
OVERTON, Peter William Passed away suddenly but peacefully on Monday, November 30, 2009 in Cambridge. Peter was 33 years old. Beloved son of Margaret and the late Peter James Overton and dear brother of Andrew Overton. Peter will be remembered by his aunts, uncles and cousins in Scotland, England, United States and Australia. He will also be missed by many friends. The family will receive friends at the Lounsbury Funeral Home , 1766 Franklin Blvd. Cambridge on Thursday 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Visitation Church, 16 Cooper St., Cambridge on Friday at 10 a.m. Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the Huntington Society of Canada in lieu of flowers.
Pete wherever you are, I hope that you have found the peace in your soul and most importantly have made peace with yourself.