Dieter Wittek, owner of Dieter & Darcy's No Frills in downtown Peterborough on George St., has passed way at the age of 61 surrounded by family. Dieter and his wife Darcy have operated the No Frills for many years, and are known for being an incredibly charitable couple.
Dieter has been a quiet, unassuming, generous leader in the community for years—giving back to countless causes in the city, and adored by family, friends, customers and colleagues alike. There has been an outpouring on social media about what a wonderful, remarkable, humble person he was. His impact was felt far and wide on people and organizations on the city.
Dieter pictured with his wife Darcy and two of his five grandchildren Olivia and Elle (photo courtesy Natalie Wittek)
"We learned many things from our Dad, including the importance of giving, commitment and pursuing your passions," his sons Matt and Nick Wittek tell PTBOCanada.com. "But most importantly, he taught us how to be husbands, fathers and good friends."
"He was caring, loving, goofy, silly and more... and we loved him,” adds his 7-year-old granddaughter Serena Wittek on behalf of all 5 granddaughters—Serena, Olivia, Ayla, Maeve and Elle.
The entire No Frills is shutting down this Thursday (August 11th) afternoon so the staff can attend his service and celebrate his life. A notice was posted on the front doors of No Frills notifying customers, many of whom are devastated by his passing...
As Dieter's obit says, "during his life he played roles including treasured husband, loving father, adored grandfather, beloved son, brother, uncle, loyal friend, fun golf buddy, good boss and mentor."
Dieter will be greatly missed by so many, but his impact will never be forgotten in this community.