RAGS TO RICHES
Nygard with sister Liisa and parents Eli and Hilkka
Young Peter Nygard immigrates from his native Finland penniless to Canada.
1952, Peter Nygard’s first Canadian home was a converted coal shed with no running water, electricity and a rusty old stove was the only source for heat and cooking the outhouse was accessible in 40 below C.
In 2002 Peter returned to Deloraine where he built and dedicated a park
in honour of the Deloraine people who supported his family.
In 2005 Peter Nygard received an Outstanding Alumni Award and his parents
received an Honorary Bachelors Degree from the University of North Dakota.
In 1974 Peter purchased his home in the Bahamas and by 2004 completed his dream
“THE 8th WONDER OF THE WORLD.”