1961 - 2022
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Peter Alexander Petrie at Blanche River Health - Kirkland Lake on November 16th 2022, at the age of 61.
Born on July 14th 1961, Peter was the beloved husband of Linda (Buckley) and father to twins Nicholas and Matthew. He is survived by his wife Linda Petrie, son Matthew Petrie, sisters Janet Petrie, Deborah Waugh (Harry), Cathy Dyer (Jim) and brothers Ross Petrie and David Petrie (Heather Moffat) and his many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his son Nicholas Petrie, mother Gladys Petrie and father Robert Petrie.
Peter was a dedicated and hard worker with incredible focus, intellect, and leadership. He was relentlessly committed to learning about the world, and questioning those around him on 80s music trivia. His booming voice and cheerful charisma made him impossible to miss when he entered a room, and he brought humor and level-headed insight to every conversation. The community will remember him as an involved volunteer, participating in hockey coaching and fundraising events. He always sought ways to understand the perspectives and struggles of others, and his sense of empathy will be dearly missed. He was told by Shirley Dal Pai he was a gentlemen, always dressed appropriately for every event, with his suit and tie.
A viewing will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday November 17th at the French Family Funeral Home (Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative) in Kirkland Lake, with a service to be held on Friday November 18th at 11:00 am. We kindly ask that everyone attending wear a mask.
In memory of Peter, donations can be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada ( https://cysticfibrosistribute.crowdchange.ca/2196/donate ), and he would want you to carry out an act of kindness to someone around you.
“Your body may be gone, but your spirit, wit, and fortitude will live on in our hearts.”
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