Swanson, Peter - Obituaries | Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative

Swanson, Peter


1952 - 2024

It is with the greatest sadness that the family of Peter Donald Swanson announces his passing on Thursday, January 18, 2024.
Peter passed away on his own terms surrounded by his family and closest friends from near and far at Blanche River Health. Peter is survived by his daughters Kimberly, Karen, Kelly (Caroline) and his Grandchildren, Brooke and Colton Gabara of British Columbia. Brother Ed (Judy), sister Loriann and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Peter was pre-deceased by his wife Pearl (nee Bodick), his parents, Austin and Norma, brother, Ronald, and stepdaughter Shannon.
Peter’s true passions were farming, horses, fishing, family and friends. Peter worked for many years in the bush, logging or operating heavy equipment where he was highly respected and made many great friends.

Peter was a jack of all trades and a master of most due to an endless thirst for knowledge. This was demonstrated through the many builds of homes and barns with the collective efforts and knowledge of family and the lifelong friends made while growing up in Tarzwell.

He wanted to express his deepest gratitude to the staff at the Kirkland Lake site, where he had some great laughs and good conversations. Thanks to the strengths of family ties in a northern community.

In lieu of flowers, he asks you make a donation to the Timiskaming Hospice Palliative Care in Kirkland lake or a charity of your choice.
As per his wishes, there will be no service and he will be laid to rest in the Round Lake Cemetery this spring “on a warm day.”

He will never be forgotten, and forever loved by all that knew him.

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Kelly, Ed and Judy

Sincere condolences and prayers being sent your way as you go through the loss of your father, and brother, also to the rest of his family and friends….R.I.P. Peter

Monique Lavric, January 26, 2024

Kim. Karen and Kelly

So very sorry to hear about Peter's passing. He was such a great guy. So many good memories about him and Aunt Pearl at their farm.

Sending lots of love, Stacey Quenneville xo

Stacey Quenneville , January 26, 2024

The entire Swanson Family

Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Peter will be surely missed by all who knew him.
Sincere condolences to Ed, Loriann, the children, and all of the Swanson clan.

Rest in peace Peter

Kathy and Blaine, January 27, 2024

Swanson Family

Peter (Ernie) will definitely be missed by all who knew him. A lifetime of memories will forever be in our hearts. No more pain now...
Mike (Bert) and Susan Swanson XO

Susan , January 27, 2024

Peter Swanson

So very sorry to hear this very sad news. I knew Peter most of my life, we went to school together. This is going back a few years. He always had a smile, joke or some story to make people laugh. I visited him at his home on Round Lake, a beautiful spot. My sincere condolences to the entire Swanson Family.

Linda Walton (Lautaoja), January 27, 2024

Kelly and the Swanson Family

My deepest condolences in the passing of Peter. He was a very kind and great guy. With always a smile and joke to tell. We went to school together starting with West End Public School in Chaput Hughes. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. RIP Peter

Rose Chartre (Supa), January 27, 2024


My condolences to all. I first met Peter when I worked at the scale house at Grant's. I enjoyed our chats they were always colorful .. may he always rest in peace.

Kelly Walsh, January 27, 2024

Swanson families

Many memories of growing up with Peter. The whole farm was our playground for hide and seek and baseball with the neighbor kids (Keith’s, Kants), horse riding, building cabins complete with stoves, milking cows, everyone helping with haying, riding horses then feeding them bread sprinkled with brown sugar and coffee, skating on the dam in the winter and many more memories.
Rest easy my birthday twin.

Mella, January 27, 2024

The Swanson Family

So sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. I had the opportunity of working with Austin and Norma’s boys in my teens while dating their cousin in Tarzwell. I quickly found out they were no strangers to hard work. I was playing football in high school and thought I was in pretty good shape until I went to work in the bush with them to load and unload pulp. Didn’t matter if it was -40 or if the loader would not start, the trucks still had to be loaded and unloaded by hand to get paid. Still have the scars on my wrist from the pulp hook while loading frozen balsam into train cars.
My deepest condolences

Paul Lynch, January 27, 2024


Sincere condolences to you and your family. Peter was a wonderful man and I’m happy I had the chance to meet him

Fi, January 27, 2024

The Swanson Family

I would like to offer my condolences. I didn't know Peter but I am a friend of Tim. I know how much his uncle meant to him and I know Peter will be missed by all of you greatly. From my family to yours we are very sorry for your loss.

Dean Bowes, January 27, 2024

Swanson family

My condolences to everyone. That’s a great picture! I have one with my Dad. Dicks wedding! Now they are all talking again.️

Lisa Blackburn, January 28, 2024

Kelly, Caroline and family

I’m so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. I’m glad you had many special moments with him before he passed as well as many years of love and support.

I’m sure he’s loving being reunited with your Mom Kelly, now they will both be watching over you ️.

Marjorie Harvey, January 28, 2024

The Swanson Family

We are thinking of all of you at this sad time. We will miss Peter very much as he was such a wonderful friend to all who met him. He has left many beautiful memories with all who knew him.

Terry and Gale Hack, January 28, 2024

Kelly & Caroline, Ed & Judy

So sorry to hear of Peter's passing. a true gentleman.

He will be sorrily missed. May he R I P

Pat & Lorraine Kiely, January 28, 2024

Swanson family

So sorry for the loss of Peter sending our sincere condolences

Peter and susan mclean, January 28, 2024

The Swanson Family & Friends

Deepest condolences to the Family at this very sad and difficult time, so sorry for the family's loss.

Rick & Judy (Cale) Gervais, January 29, 2024

Peters Family

So sorry and shocked to hear of Peters passing. I have know Peter since he was a child, and always thought of him as such a decent guy. He will certainly be missed as he was so loved.

Sylvia and Richard Goodman, January 29, 2024

Peter's Family

We are so sorry for your loss and to all who knew Peter. We all have dear memories of Peter. Mom especially remembers Peter coming to help with the hay at the farm in the 60’s. Time goes by so quickly, seems like yesterday for Mom. Peter was a super guy and will be missed.
Sending condolences from Helen, Louine and family

Helen McCallum, February 2, 2024

to the family of Peter Swanson

My Wife,Ruth (Luoma)Richardson,who grew up in Marquis TWP,near Tarzwel.She was in Ronnie,s class,Peter,s brother at West End Public School.She thought that they nick named him,"Bimbo" from a song that was popular in the 50s
We would like to send our sincere condolence to Peter,s family.

Tom & Ruth(Luoma) Richardson, February 3, 2024

Swanson Family

Sending our sympathy & prayers for your loss ! He was a such a good guy!Will be missed ! Georgia & Ron Keizer

Georgia, February 3, 2024

Swanson Family

So sad to hear of Peter's passing. We always had a warm greeting for one another, dating back over 60 years to our days at Kirkland West School. In my experience, his genuine warmth has been the trademark of the entire Swanson family.

Ian MacPherson, February 11, 2024

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