Queensland Bridge Association - Obituary

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Eugene Peter Leden 1920 - 2014

Known to everyone as Peter. A larger than life colourful character who always had a smile and a warm greeting for everyone. Born in Czechoslovakia on 29th February 1920, Peter was a brilliant student and loved mathematics.

During WWII, Peter was engulfed in occupied Europe, forced into captive labour for some years and eventually escaped to become part of the resistance movement. He came to Australia after WWII and eventually settled on the Gold Coast becoming a long-time member of the Gold Coast Bridge Club. An engaging character and mentor who was loved by all. Maths, opera and bridge were his passions and he eventually achieved his burning ambition to become a bridge Grand Master. Peter’s favourite saying was “Australia is the best country in the world, Queensland is the best State and the Gold Coast is the best city in Australia”.

Vale Peter, we miss you.

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