Pete "Pug" Arthur Dion
Pete “Pug” Arthur Dion Jr. 78, passed away May 23, 2015 at his home after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his family.
Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 29th 2015, at Hi-Line Funeral Services in Havre.
Pete was born to Pete Sr. and June(Gardner) Dion in Havre at The Sacred Heart Hospital on July 31, 1936. He was raised on a farm south of Chinook and attended school in Havre. During his time in Havre schools, he made many friends and wrestling buddies his own age. The “country kids” formed a kind of clique apart from the “less hardworking town kids.” Country boys all became wrestlers, but Pete was the leader of the wrestling bunch in school. For many years he was a road construction foreman, as well as a boxer.
He married Edith MacIntyre in 1954 and to this union five children were born. All of whom currently reside in Montana. Pete farmed with his father east of Havre for many years. In 1981 Pete opened the Film Library, one of the first video stores in Montana. It was a hit, people enjoyed being able to watch new and old movies in their home at their leisure. He also opened many video stores throughout the state. In 1994 he sold his video stores and retired. Pete lived a good life with many happy memories of good time with family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, shopping, camping and visiting with friends. He believed “a stranger is just a friend I haven’t met yet.”
Pete was loved by his family and will be missed. Pete is survived by his children Kathleen “Kitty” (Miles) Gillis of Havre, Tina Dion of Havre, Dee (Mike) Biegler of Cut Bank, Addie (Gary) Gullickson of Big Sandy, and Peter (Diana) Lozing of Cut Bank. He has 6 grandchildren, Angie Davidson, Krystal Lozing, Ryle and Samantha Biegler, Mariha and Matt Gullickson and 4 great grandchildren Keegan, Keeana and Gabriella Davidson, and Tristen Lozing.
He is survived by his brother Fred (Caroline) Dion of Victor and Robert ‘Bob” (Peggy) Dion Of Great Falls and sisters Susan Landsverk-McCarvel, of Havre, Ann (Sam)Stuart of Forsyth and Judy (Pete ) Mc Elligott of Arizona. He is preceded in death by his parents Pete and June Dion and his brother Ira “Gene” Dion.
The family has suggested that memorial donations be made to Hospice.