Trade Regrets: RIP Peter Lafferty of Roland Canada

Michael Raine
February 23, 2022

Canadian Music Trade is very saddened to learn of the passing of Peter Lafferty, who had been an integral part of Roland Canada for two decades. Peter was a loving father and husband in addition to a musician, songwriter, and composer. He passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Peter began with Roland Canada as a recording products specialist in 2000 and went on to be the Boss and amplification product manager; then Boss, V-Guitar and amplification product and sales manager, and then in2017 was named Boss and guitar product sales manager.

Peter’s wife, Sarah, shared the following note on social media on Feb. 22:

This morning we (myself and family) sit with Peter as he takes his final breathes here on earth while resting comfortably in his home. Thank to all of you for your support, prayers and welcome advice.

He will be home soon.

Services will be announced at a later time.

Canadian Music Trade sends our deepest condolences to Peter’s family, colleagues, and many friends.

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Michael Raine

Michael Raine is the Editor-In-Chief at NWC, publisher of Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, Professional Lighting & Production, and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Podcast. Michael has extensively covered nearly all aspects of the Canadian music business, as well as the pro audio, musical products, and the lighting and production industries.