Owen Peters

November 2, 1953 - July 14, 2021

Funeral Details: Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. St. John Vianney Parish or Virtually

Peters, Owen - Husband, father, son, brother, grandfather passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family after a battle with cancer at Hospice in Barrie.  Owen was predeceased by his beloved father Felix, sister Lorna and brother Wayne.  Survived by his mother Lorraine and his sister Wendy (Paul) Coish.  Husband to Marilyn and father to Todd (Laura), loving Papie to his grandchildren Trent, Dylann and Carter.   Uncle to Tammy, Wayne, Nick, Taylor, Chelsey, Margo, April, Karen and Chris, and Alex and his many great nieces and nephews.

Owen was a man of few words, with a kind heart and love of family with a great sense of humour.  He shared his love of hockey, baseball, golf, fishing and gardening with his son Todd (his pride and joy), who also enjoys these activities and shares them with his children.

A very special thank you to his amazing Doctor Crystal Luchkiw, who cared for Owen with such kindness, compassion and respect, she will forever hold a special place in our hearts.  A big thank you to all the amazing nurses and PSW’s, Spiritual Care Co-ordinator and volunteers at Hospice Simcoe whose loving care, compassion and respect to Owen and our family made his final journey memorable.  Our family requests in lieu of flowers please send donations to Hospice Simcoe in Barrie whose special care makes a difference for so many families.

A Mass service with Father Biju will be held in person at St. John Vianney Parish, 13 Baldwin Lane, Barrie on Friday July 23rd, at 11:30 am.  For those who are more comfortable attending virtually, St. John Vianney Parish will have a link to the funeral service for Owen, please go to https://stjohnvianneyba.archtoronto.org/ and click on the parish life tab at the top and then the live stream link to view the service at 11:30 am.  Owen will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 208 Sunnidale Road, Barrie, ON, directly following the Mass.

A celebration of Owen’s life will be held at a later date


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10 Condolences
  • Chris & Jenine
    Posted on: Saturday, July 17, 2021 Reply

    We are sad to hear of Owen’s passing. He had a big part in our lives growing up and introduced Chris into his career path. We are glad he is no longer suffering and feel he is now at peace. Our sincerest condolences go out to Marilyn, Todd, Laura and the family.

  • Gar and Elaine Coish
    Posted on: Saturday, July 17, 2021 Reply

    How sad a time for you, Paul and Wendy, and for your mom, Taylor and Chelsey, Marilyn and Todd, and his grandchildren. We never met Owen but followed his story through you over the years. Owen went through a lot and the love of his family was the support he needed to battle and overcome his troubles. His bravery is his legacy.

  • Jen Arnold
    Posted on: Sunday, July 18, 2021 Reply

    My sincere condolences on your loss. The memory of your brother will live on in you and all of those whose lives were touched by him.
    May those memories bring you peace at this very difficult time.

  • Brad R Laurier
    Posted on: Sunday, July 18, 2021 Reply

    Some how I feel cheated that I never real got to know Owen.

    Marilyn Wendy and I are so thankful for the love you provided Owen through the years and especially for being there in the end.

    I don’t imagine it was always easy , but you need to know your love story was profound and touched us deeply.

    ✌️❤️🎶. Peace , Love and Harmony to you !

  • Dennis Murphy
    Posted on: Monday, July 19, 2021 Reply

    No words can take away the pain from the passing of a loved one. My condolences to the family and his friends.

  • Shelley Gaudet
    Posted on: Monday, July 19, 2021 Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Peters’ family. Owen may you rest in eternal peace.

    Shelley, Mark, Erikka and Macy Gaudet

  • Stephanie Culver
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Reply

    May you find some comfort in knowing that my thoughts and prayers are with you, Todd, Laura and the kids in this time of sadness. I hope you all find joy in the very special memories and good times you all shared with Owen.
    Much love…Stephanie C

  • Beverley and Andrew Scott
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Reply

    “We cannot feel saddened over the loss of those we love without first remembering the joy of loving them.

    The real sadness would have been never having them in our lives at all”.

    So always “remember”.

    Marilyn and Todd and family,

    Owen ( and you Marilyn) were the first friends I made when I Moved to Toronto. Owen was such a kind and generous man and we shall never forget him. Sending our love and healing thoughts to all of you.

  • Katherine Browne
    Posted on: Thursday, July 22, 2021 Reply

    We are so very sorry that Owen has passed and know he will be truly missed by his loving family and friends. We cannot imagine how tough this has been for everyone but hopefully your memories will provide peace and solace.

    Owen was one of the funniest people I had the privilege of knowing. He had an incredibly sharp wit and loved to tease with the straightest of faces, I, being one of those who fell for it every time.

    I remember Owen’s passion for fishing, for groundskeeping – his lawn and gardens were immaculate – and for
    country music but most of all the passion for his family. His grandchildren were his angels.

    May time lighten the load and lesson the sadness and leave you with the fondest of memories of Owen.

    With love,
    Katherine Browne and Bob Quehl

  • Dina Scheitzbach
    Posted on: Friday, July 23, 2021 Reply

    Thinking of you and your family and keeping you in our prayers. I’m glad you were all able to be with Owen. Keep the happy memories alive as they will bring you comfort. Our sincere condolences from the Scheitzbach family

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