On Saturday, December 9th, 2023, Peter Anthony Agnello passed away unexpectedly at home in his 68th year.

Peter is survived by his parents, Peter and Laurette Agnello. He was the loving father of Scott Agnello (Erin) and Teresa Rubinski (Corbin). Peter was the proud grandfather of Trent and Macy Agnello, and cherished grandfather “Bewt” of Giuliana and Bodie Rubinski. Peter will be greatly missed by his fiancé, Hayley Bennett. He was the dear brother of Michael (Kim), Cindy (Joe), Jerry (Merri-Anne), Angie (Maurice), Audry (Johnathan), Lindy (Karen), and Mia (Jeff). He was the admired uncle and great uncle of many.

Peter was a great outdoorsman, with a love of hunting, fishing, and evenings by the fire. He was known for his quick wit, entertaining stories, and loyal friendship. From arenas to ball diamonds, to adventures on the four-wheeler, Peter loved spending time with his grandchildren and was one of their biggest fans.

Peter enjoyed a long, successful career at Hydro One in Forestry and Lines that spanned over 40 years. He will be greatly missed by his coworkers and those whose lives he touched along the way.

As you reflect on your favourite memories of Peter, raise a shot of your finest tequila in his honour.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Peter’s life at the Logan Funeral Home (81 James Street, Parry Sound, 705-746-5855) on Saturday, December 16th, 2023. Visitation will take place between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Reception to follow.

As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation would be appreciated.


Peter was a very good friend for over 20 years at the hunt camp. The kind of guy he was , can be best explained by my then 8 year old granddaughter, who was hunting with us, when she said "Pete is my favourite ". He was a special person and we will all miss him. Our condolences to all his family.

-Don Bosley

Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Peter. I remember well the many masses served as alter boys, with Peter, Mike and myself at the old St. Peter's church.

-Kevin McLeod

It was my pleasure to work with Peter, in
Clinton Area, Western Region. I have always remembered Peter, because when
I retired in 1993, he & his forestry crew gave me a blue spruce sapling, which is in
my back yard. My memories!

-Margaret Prout

Our deepest sympathy to the Agnello Family & Hayley Bennett our thoughts are with you in these difficult times. Pete left behind for us all to hold on to many wonderful memories. Cheers Pete

-Dave & Dixie Balcomb

Enjoyed my time working with Pete in Clinton area lots of fond memories.
Sincere Condolences to the family at this most difficult time.

-Wes & Mary Ann Chambers

Our sincere condolences to family and friends. So saddened to hear this news. Peter was a great guy always full of fun and energy. We never saw Peter much over the years but having been school chums and growing up in a small town together it was always easy to reconnect when we did meet. He always talked about family when we met and easy to see the love and pride he had in them . RIP Peter

-Gary and Lorna Kennedy

My condolences to the entire Agnello family during this very difficult time. Peter was my supervisor when I worked at the Hydro One Clinton office. Peter was a true leader. He always supported his crew and inspired me to advance my career. Thank you Pete. You will be dearly missed. Dave Iarusso (Hydro One Retiree)

-Dave Iarusso

Peter with his heart of gold will not be forgotten. He was a great fishermen. On the Family Day weekend he was almost always the first one at the ice fishing spot. His jokes, fishing story’s and his company helped create great memories.

Peter was an encyclopedia for fishing. He had so much knowledge that he was happy to share, knowing it meant we would have a more enjoyable day of fishing, and that shows his character. He made others feel welcome and included to share a good day in the outdoors. I knew a day of ice fishing with Peter would be a day well spent.

We’ll catch the big one out there for you my friend. Thank you for everything.

-Alex Valkama

I’m so sorry for your loss.

-Lynn Raney

Scott and family, your friends and colleagues at the Ontario Public Buyers Association would like to express their heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father and grandfather. May you find comfort in the memories you shared with him.

-Ontario Public Buyers Association

RIP Pete. A lovely strong, generous man. So glad our paths crossed all be it briefly. Condolences to his family and his fiancée Hayley Bennett.

-Philip and Vivienne Dee

R I P young man , condolences to the family

-Alf Crisp

Dear Scott
We are so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Treasure all your wonderful memories you have had with him and hold them close to your heart in the difficult days ahead.

-Judy and Paul Kelly

Scott and family. I am sorry to learn of the loss of your Father. May he be catching 5lb bass, enjoying a perfect campfire, and watching over everyone from a better place.

-John Arscott

Omgosh….so sorry to hear this…we went to high school together…a few years ago!
Too young.
So sorry Peter and Lauretta.

-Patty (Sprunt) Riches

Sending my heartfelt condolences to all Pete's family and special hugs for you Hayley. Pete was always very kind, welcoming and generous to me and my family. He had a razor sharp wit and the kindest soul. We will miss him dearly.

Gina, Josh, Lily, Sasha, Jojo

-Gina Gorman

Geoff and I are so sorry to hear of Peter's sudden passing. Hopefully the strength and love of family and friends will help to sustain you. Thinking of you all during this very sad time.

-Kathy Wilde

Scott and Family,

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all at this tough time. I hope you find some peace in the memories.

Take care,
Chris Gibson

-Chris Gibson

I didn't know pete very well , only through his daughter kaitie, but what i knew of him was he was an upstanding and generous man , and he loved kaitie and liam and lina very very much , i know that liam will miss him going camping and fishing, he was a wonderful poppy ! Rest in peace

-Brenda Kosnaski

Sending our thoughts and prayers to your family. Always remember and cherish the good times and memories.

-Craig & Julielynn Miller

It was with a very heavy heart I heard of Pete’s passing. He was a great man and taught me a lot as well as shared many a great story. Rest in piece pal I love ya. My condolences

-Tom waldock

My sincerest condolences on the loss of your Dad. Such a difficult time to navigate. Wishing you peace and many smiles as you remember all of the incredible times you spent with your dad and the memories you can cherish forever.

-Beth Houston

My first encounter with Pete was in March of this year as a fresh Hydro One apprentice. Right from the get-go Pete let the whole class know that work is serious but life outside of work is precious. His countless stories over our 1 month together really made an impact (and yes Haley, some were pertaining to you, but in a loving and humorous way). Pete made a fresh class of 20 PLT apprentices immediately feel like family.

I raise my glass to you sir! Cheers!

-Sean Clancy

Peter was a great guy. If there was anything urgent at work he was always there to help. Always happy and always smiling, Pete was a great coworker and Leader. I always enjoyed hearing about his outdoorsy stories … condolences to family and friends Sandra Northey

-Sandra Northey

RIP fellow junior gone too soon!

-Herbert Thompson Jr.

I was shocked to hear of Peter’s sudden passing. I was lucky to have known him through a professional relationship for many years. He was a kind man who cared about people. That was clear by his commitment to helping others less fortunate. My thoughts are with his partner Hailey at this very difficult time. Just remember how much he loved you Hailey. My deepest sympathy to Peter’s family. You’re in my thoughts.

-Mary Fraser

I retired recently and found out about Petes passing just recently. My sincere condolences go out to the family and all that loved him. I worked with him as my manager/supervisor about 15 years ago. I always had a lot of respect for Pete, as his job was not easy at that time managing 4 different areas forced to have to travel. I don’t know anyone else that could have done it. I would have loved to go fishing with him. He was a good man and a good manager. Take care Pete.

-Mike Tomchick

My condolences to the family.

-Joe Piluso