William Peckover joined the Church Army as a youth in Yorkshire, England. In 1935, he won an all-England scholarship to Emmanuel College in Saskatoon. He was ordained in 1941. With World War II in progress, he worked with Air Cadets and became a pilot officer. In 1943, he was moved to the Lashburn parish which at the time had seven mission points. Following the death of Rev. Haynes, he was called to St. John’s Minster. He served here until 1954, part of the time as rural dean as well.
In 1954, Rev. Peckover moved to St. David’s in Spokane, Washington and supervised the construction of a new church there. He was secretary to the Missionary District of Spokane and Chaplain to the Fairchild Air Force Base.
In 1961, he was called to be Rector at St. Luke’s in Vancouver, Washington in which position he was serving when he died July 4, 1965.
Right: Rev. Peckover (far right) talks with Ron Kenyon in buggy portraying Rev. Lloyd in the 1953 Exhibition Parade (the 50th anniversary of the founding of Lloydminster and St. John’s Minster).