John Peters passed away peacefully, at Lakeland Long Term Care on Wednesday, July 13th, 2022. Age 79 years.

Beloved husband of Rose Peters for 59 years. Loving father of Camille (Sue), Jim (Fadi), Kissten (Rod), and the late Rob. Dear Grandpa of Liz (James). Great Grandpa of Jasper. Dear brother of the late George (Sheila), Abe (wife Hackey), Jim (wife Helen), and Marlene (Arie). Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 81 James Street, Parry Sound (705-746-5855) on Sunday, July 17th, from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M., and at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 58 Seguin Street, on Monday, July 18th, from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.

A Celebration of John’s Life will take place at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 58 Seguin Street, Parry Sound, on Monday, July 18th, at 11:00 A.M.

Reception to follow.

Private family interment at Sylvan Acres Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Lakeland Long Term Care, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


Dearest Peters family, please allow me to offer my heartfelt condolences to you. Mr. Peters was always someone I could look up. I remember fond memories of him especially in the St. Andrews Choir. He will be very much missed

-William F.M. Pollard

John was the first friendly face I met when we moved to Parry Sound in the early 1980’s. I helped out at Mcdougall School and my eldest daughter, Heather Orvis, was in his class. Always smiling and a truly genuine person. My condolences to his family.

-Sharon Stewart

Rose and Family
Our condolences to you all at this time of sadness
May you find comfort in knowing that your sweet heart is at peace.
As you look up at the stars and sit by the lake know that he is watching over you.

-Robin nd Grant Zandwyk-De-Haas

Dear Rose and Family
So sorry to read of John's passing. He will really be missed by all who knew him. A good teacher and father and follower of Christ
Gordon Dickie

-Gordon Dickie

Rose and Family,

So sorry to hear of John's passing. We will keep you all in our prayers at this sad time.

-Vince and Nancy Partridge

Rose and family I am sorry for your loss. John has been a person of positive influence and enecoragement in my life for which I am very greatful. I alway enjoyed our times together as it would be a good time of discussion.

-Blair Simms

My heart goes out to you and to everyone who loved him. This is such a huge loss.

-Evans Savard

My deepest condolences to Rose and John's family. I had the pleasure of knowing John when we were doing exercise programs at the YMCA.
A wonderful person.

-Elsie Gardner

to rose and family john was a great guy, he will be missed.

-walt tucker

My condolences to Jim and family.

-Chris Whittaker

Rose, Camille and Family: There are not words to express how deeply sad we are of John's passing. He was such a great person. Funny, laughing, warm, etc. Always there when needed. It was such a pleasure to know him in all the years we have been neighbors.
Thinking of all of you at this time of such sorrow and pain, with a wish for strength as you face each day. Memories will help the healing heart.
Our condolences.
If you need anything, just call.
With love, Family Bedek

-Family Bedek

My sincere condolences to the Peters family, John was always a great guy! He will be missed!

-Anthony Geroux

When Lesley and I first moved into the maplewood subdivision Al walked the streets checking out the area. It was winter and cold and empty but for one person … John. We met regularly for walks where we shared teaching stories and philosophies. Eventually a small social group was established where wings and beer was the focus followed by desert rotating between homes. With johns hospitalization interests faded. U are missed John. A true gentle christen soul and remembered fondly teacher and sometimes Santa Claus.

-Lesley’s and Al last

John was my first resident when I started to work at Lakeland. He always welcomed me with a smile and in return made me smile. It was such an honor to get to know him. He will truly me missed. My condolences to his family...


Rest In Peace John. Thank you for being my family & friend. Sending love and peace.

-Sue Phillips

I am so sorry to hear of Johns passing Rose. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

-Sharon Calow

Mr.Peters taught me at Victory School for grades 5 and 6. I became a teacher because of amazing teachers like Mr.Peters. I have so many great memories of being in his class. Our class making bird houses and then taking a bus to his house to go hang them on the trees. Taking our class to a choir competition where we sang Fish and Chips and Vinegar and One bottle of pop Two bottles of pop and actually won and went on to Regionals. I remember he was so happy and proud! He was a kind dedicated teacher and his love for his job showed every day. Thank you Mr.Peters for all the great memories you will be greatly missed!

Tara Koster (Phillips)

-Tara Koster (Phillips)

Very many fond memories of Mr.Peters at McDougall School. Wonderful teacher. Thank you to him for making my trip to Bermuda in grade 6 memorable.

-Kari Kranert

I first met John when he was a board member of The Friends when I had the distinct pleasure of working alongside a great team of not only PSW's but the management and the board which John was a member of. John was a staunch supporter of the rights of people with disabilities as well as their needs. I can honestly say that you are absolutely one of the most genuinely wonderful people I have ever met! Take a rest now John you have earned it!

-Dennis Brownley

I have a wonderful memory of John at Victory School which my children attended. At each Christmas pageant John would project the words of the carols onto the outside wall of the school while the parents and kids sang along, often in pretty cold temps. God bless you for those memories John. I so appreciate them now.

-Gary McNabb

My sincerest condolences to Jim and family.

-Pam Richards

Our sincere sympathy to you and all the family, Rose, in the passing of John. We know he was a fine educator. From fellow teachers, Pat and Richard Poole

-Pat and Richard Poole

To you and your family Kathy and i offer sincere condolences in the passing of John., He was an amazing individual always cared for others and especially the less fortunate. He always had time for a friendly chat and liked to remember the good times we shared as teaching colleagues. I have many wonderful memories of working with John, planning events, field days, Christmas Concerts, school trips, science fairs, etc., etc. Rest in Peace my good friend. Ray

-Ray Pavlove

Dear Rose & family

To me, John was the embodiment of a Christian! He had all the best qualities of those who so name themselves. It was always such a pleasure to see him!

My sincere sympathy to you all. A real loss, but he left a lasting legacy of warmth & kindness that spread & affected many!

Nancy Cunningham

-Nancy Cunningham

My sincerest condolences to the family and friends of John. John was my grade 4 teacher at McDougall School. Such a wonderful man! His smile was infectious!! He will never be forgotten. R.I.P.

-Linda Filion