Petrie, Peter

PETRIE, Peter

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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Linda and Matthew

To my dear brother Peter you will be so missed. Your welcoming personality, amazing enthusiasm and big smile. Growing up in our family of 6 children and all the experiences and travels throughout Canada and the states. Lots of fond memories in western Canada and then Ontario. As you grew up and ventured up to northern Ontario where you met your soul mate Linda and started your family with the twins Nicholas and Matthew. Your love for the north country and your extended family with the Buckleys etc.
Love you so much Linda and Matthew. Thank you for being Peter’s best friend and sister-in-law by his side always. ❤️ Cathy and Jim Dyer

Cathy Dyer, November 16, 2022

Linda, Matthew and families

Paul and I are so sorry to learn of your incredible loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Marjorie and Paul Harvey, November 16, 2022

Linda and family

Dearest linda, my heart breaks for you right now as I am in shock to hear of the passing of your beloved Pete. Pls accept my heartfelt , dearest condolances . You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs

Donna Ackles, November 16, 2022

Linda and Matt

Nancy and I extend our sincere sympathy and condolences to you with the passing of Peter. He was not only a fellow coach with Darren, Glenn, Mike and myself, he was a friend whom exemplified leadership and volunteerism at a very high level. Peter will be missed but will never be forgotten.

Nancy and Sean O’Connor, November 16, 2022

Linda petire

I am giving you my condolences to you and your family Linda petire. You are not alone.

Julie larochelle , November 16, 2022

Petrie Family

Our Thoughts and Prayers going out to you at this sad time. xo

Peter and Faye Schuessler, November 16, 2022

Linda, Matthew and all who knew and loved Peter

OH Linda my heart breaks for you. I had no idea Peter was so sick let alone this. No words of comfort that i could pass on to you, could ease the pain that you are going through right now. I hope Nichlos is waiting for him with arms wide open. Stay strong my friend and remember the good times, they will help you through this rough period. RIP Peter.

gloria semple, November 16, 2022

Linda and family

My deepest condolences for your loss. Praying for a peace that passes all understanding as you grieve Peter in the days and weeks to come.

Shannon Carey , November 16, 2022

Linda and family

My heart just dropped for you. I am so so sorry for this loss of a dear soul. Henry and I would like you to know that we are holding space for you and all who loved Peter...candle is lit

Sally and Henry Melong, November 16, 2022

Linda, Matthew, the Petrie, and Buckley Families

Linda, Matt, and families:
Rick, Richard, and I are sending our most heartfelt condolences. May your memories bring you comfort during this most difficult time.

Laurie Bassett, November 17, 2022

Linda Petrie

Linda , Mathew and Petrie family our sincere condolences on your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you now and during this hard time

Kim and Dean Sharkey , November 17, 2022

Linda and Matt

My sincere condolences on the passing of Peter. Reflecting back on all of the years of minor hockey where Peter would work the gate on the defence side - I could always count on him to be in my corner (especially when I coughed up passes in front of our net and felt Sean’s laser eyes on my neck at the bench). We would share a few quick words on what to do different and usually both laugh (who could forget his laugh).
Peter will surely be missed, but like Nick, my time shared with them will never be forgotten.
Thinking of you both during this difficult time.

Neil O’Connor , November 17, 2022

Linda and family.

My heart is a bit emptier now. Peter was always bigger than life, and I will always remember him as friend who I could laugh with.
Deepest sympathies from Wayne & Carol Corman

Wayne Corman, November 17, 2022

Linda, Matthew and Family

It is with deep sadness for the loss of a very intelligent man…Peter.
I had the privilege of working with Peter at Delshen. His intellect and humour will truly be missed. The above obituary says it all. He is now with his beloved son Nicholas who I also worked with. I am proud to have called both of you my friends.
RIP. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time!

Andy and Judy McKnight , November 17, 2022

The Petrie family

Simply no words can pay tribute enough. To all the families I sent fond memories
Love n laughter to you all
Barbara

Barbara McKernan-Edwards , November 17, 2022

Linda and Matthew

Brian and I were shocked to hear of Pete’s passing. The world has lost a wonderful man. Out hearts and prayers are with you.

Brian and Lorraine Montague

Lorraine Montague, November 17, 2022

Linda and Family

My condolences. I always enjoyed hearing Peter's stories and his wealth of knowledge was incredible! My thoughts are with you during your difficult time.

Charity Schram, November 17, 2022

Linda, Matt and our cousins & their families

I know the Petrie’s came east for visits but I only came to know Peter when the family moved back to Ontario. Peter had welcoming demeanor and a way of making you instantly feel like you belonged. With an infectious smile and laugh, and a heat as big as his personality. He instantly made a friend of Bill, and charmed Kielen.
Peter would light up a room when he walked in.

Linda & Matt, I do not know how to express my sorrow for your loss. Please remember the times that make you happy and you will find Peter’s light and the comfort that you need.

Please do not hesitate to ask Bill or I for anything, we are here for you.
Love Donna, Bill & Kielen

Donna Scrimgeour , November 17, 2022

Janet Petrie

Dear Janet:
I am holding you and your family in my heart and my prayers as you uphold one another. The impact that Peter has made through his insight, humour, kindness, and volunteer work will remain with those whose lives he touched. You are blessed with memories and family to share them with. May they sustain you all, over the following days. I will indeed carry out an act of kindness in Peter's memory.
Love and Blessings to all.

Elizabeth, November 17, 2022

Janet Petrie

Dear Janet:
I am holding you and your family in my heart and my prayers as you uphold one another. The impact that Peter has made through his insight, humour, kindness, and volunteer work will remain with those whose lives he touched. You are blessed with memories and family to share them with. May they sustain you all, over the following days. I will indeed carry out an act of kindness in Peter's memory.
Love and Blessings to all.

Elizabeth Nikitin, November 17, 2022

Peter's loved ones

My deepest condolences to Linda, Matthew and all Peter's loved ones.

Donna Hirvilammi, November 18, 2022

Linda and Family

I am very sorry to hear about Peter’s passing. He was an absolute gentleman and will be sorely missed. I am privileged to have worked with Peter and am saddened by the news that he is gone.

KH

Kevin , November 19, 2022

Linda and Matthew

Rob and I would like to offer our deepest condolences to you at this time. Peter was a wonderful friend and co-worker for many years. I loved his positive, larger than life personality. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Laura Royal & Rob Gavin, November 19, 2022

Linda and Matt

Carlo and I are so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. His laugh was indeed infectious, and I will always remember his sense of humour. May your memories wrap you in love, and help to ease your loss.

Carlo and Sandra Dal Pai, November 19, 2022

Linda, Matthew and extended family

My Deepest Condolences to Linda and Matthew. I will always cherish the fond memories I had the pleasure working for Peter over 10 years at North Sun Nurseries and then 5 years as Delshen Therapeutics. May he RIP and now be with Nicholas. He truely was an amazing role model throughout the Kirkland Lake area for many years.

Ashley Hendy, November 19, 2022

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