Obituary of Peter Thornton
It is with deepest sadness that we share that our beloved husband, father, brother, father-in-law, and grandfather, James Wendell Peter Thornton, passed on November 14, 2022 at the
Pete was born September 29, 1947 in
Work opportunities brought him to
In addition to his wonderful clan of Pat his wife, their kids and grandkids, Pete is survived by his brother Glenn and his wife Jane, and his sister Judy, and his brother-in-law Richard Ripley and his wife, Judy. Several nieces and nephews love him and are also grieving his loss. His family was truly his pride and joy.
Peter taught high school in
He loved playing and coaching sports. Over the years, his Oakridge hockey team competed in City Championships. He also coached soccer, baseball, and tennis. He was an avid tennis and pickle ball player.
His particular interest was researching World War II, in particular the Italian campaign of his Dad’s unit in the Canadian Army. He had been writing a book of his research, combining Military records as well as his Dad’s personal collection of photographs and diaries. The final chapter of the book will be written in Pete’s Honour and Memory by his family. He has called the book ‘POP’.
Memorial donations to the Elgin Residential Hospice www.elginhospice.com will be appreciated by the Family.
Pete’s Family want to thank Dr Bezeuidenhout, Karen, Joanne, the wonderful staff on 4th and 5th floor at STEGH, the ER Staff, the
A Celebration of Pete’s Life will be held at The CASO Station,
Visitation will be from 1 pm to 2 pm, and Words of Remembrance will be at 2 pm. A reception and light lunch will follow.
Arrangements being facilitated by Shawn Jackson Funeral Home (519-631-0570).
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