A resident of R.R.# 1 Iroquois for the past 30 years, George Peters passed away at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. He was 72.
George was born in Pioneer Mines, British Columbia, on May 25, 1940, to his parents John and Patricia Peters (nee Mooney).
George spent his early years sailing and served three years in the navy. He then settled down and married Patricia (nee Drake) in Thorold, Ontario, in 1965. He and Patricia raised three children there, Terri Lynn, Kelly and Patricia.
George worked at St. Catharines Fuel Oils for 14 years, and on occasion, he would hang out with the gang at Ed’s garage in Thorold.
In 1982, George and his family moved to Iroquois, Ontario and George worked at Universal Terminals for the last 30 years.
George enjoyed living close to the water so he could pursue his love of the water and fishing. He also enjoyed woodworking.
In the last couple of years, he became quite an expert in figuring out the computer and eventually started building them.
George also enjoyed a Sunday out at Carl’s seek and find but his true passion was his family. He loved to share his stories with the grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his unique sense of humour and his belief in other people.
George will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Patricia; his children Terri Lynn Peters of Brockville, Kelly Peters (Cindy) of Brinston and Trish Ault (Barny) of Brinston; his siblings Lawrie Peters of Hawaii and Frank Peters (Wendy) of Alberta.
George will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Michelle, Randy, Krista, Emily, Kyle, Chris, Brandon, Ryley, Madison, Mikayla and by his great-grandchildren Jacob and Rebecca. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Patricia Peters (nee Mooney) and his brother Hugh Peters.
Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois, on Tuesday, November 27th, from noon until time of service. A memorial service followed at 2 p.m., with Rev. Brenda Bailey officiating.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or to the Dundas County Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.