"from this wood the cycle must have emerged" [PRIO]Peter Harry Wood, BSI (“The Second Stain”) died in Vancouver on July 31, 2011 at the age of 80. He was born on the Isle of Man and immigrated to Canada in the 60’s where he was a secondary school teacher, working in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. He retired from teaching approximately 12 years ago and moved to the west coast of Canada, where he served as chairman of many committees in different fields, only stepping down in the last year.
Mr. Wood’s many passions included vintage British cars and motorcycles, jazz and folk music, and writing fiction and science-fiction. He wrote many articles for various Sherlockian journals. His major opus, The Winged Wheel, is set on the Isle of Man and has Dr. Watson taking part in a motorcycle race.
Mr. Wood was a Sherlockian since the age of 10 and was a founding member of The CPR Stockholders, the Edmonton Deerstalkers, and the Friends of the ACD Collection. He belonged to societies in Canada, the US, UK, and Australia, and was prominent in the Hounds of the Internet. In 1983 he was Toronto’s Master Bootmaker and was Priory Schoolmaster of The Stormy Petrels of British Columbia, guiding the group through a ten-year program of study of the entire Canon and two apocryphal tales. The program was completed in May 2011.
Mr. Wood was invested into The Baker Street Irregulars in 1985 as “The Second Stain.” His official obituary can be found here.
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