Peter Nigel William Johnson was born in England. After immigrating to Canada in 1989, he completed a Master of Archival Studies at the University of British Columbia. Peter was the Community Archivist at White Rock Museum and Archives before accepting the position of Assistant Archivist at the City of Surrey in 1998. He became City Records Archivist in 2000, City Archivist in 2001, and Archivist-Curator of Heritage Collections in 2005. In 2006 Peter oversaw the move of the Archival Collection to the “new” facility – the 1912 Hall. He also played a key role in establishing an online database for the archives collections.
He was an active member of the Archives Association of BC, serving on the Executive in 2010-2011.
After he retired from the City of Surrey he volunteered at the White Rock Museum & Archives.
Read Peter’s obituary in The Province.