Passed away peacefully on May 27, 2024, at the age of 91 years, at the Collingwood Nursing Home.  He was the son of the late Gijsbertus “Gilbert” and Teuntje (nee Schmidt).  Beloved husband of the late Jean (nee Taylor).  Loving father of David (Mae), and Pete (the late Patricia).  Grandfather of Jon (Britt), Michelle (Trevor), Samantha, David (Ariel), Chris (Lisa), Peter (Victoria), Paul (Mindy), Bern (Taylor), Jacob (Katey), Caley, and to many great-grandchildren.  Dear brother of Jocoba “Coby” of Waddinxveen, Dirk (Hendrika) of Innisfil, Elizabeth (Kees) of Waddinxveen, Joke (Wilhem) of Zevenhuizen.  Peter will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

In his younger years, Peter enjoyed farming.  Peter immigrated from Holland to Canada in 1952 to start a new life.  He had a passion for his Harley motorcycle and continued riding it late into his life until he could no longer do so.  Peter always put his family first and worked very hard throughout his life.

A Graveside Service will be held at Mount Saint Louis Roman Catholic Cemetery, Hillsdale, on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. Online memories and condolences may be shared at


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  • Janice Bristow
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 Reply

    So honored to have had the opportunity to know and care for Peter during his time at Collingwood Nursing Home. I was affectionately known as Mother. Always a big smile and a wink/blink.
    Condolences to the family. Going to miss Peter alot

  • John Bakker
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 Reply

    My sincere condolences to Peter’s family. We have missed seeing Peter on his motorcycle or Trike the last number of years at our various CVMG rides and gatherings. He was an inspiration to all of us to keep riding as long as you can. Peter will be missed.

  • Mary & Mac Hetherington
    Posted on: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 Reply

    Dear Peter and Family

    We were saddened to hear of your Father’s passing and we are thinking of all of you at this sad time – hold tight to your memories.

    Mary & Mac

  • Brian and Siske Pratt
    Posted on: Saturday, June 1, 2024 Reply

    We remember Peter over the years. As a farmer and also playing the organ at the Dutch Reformed church when the services were held at the White Anglican church at Crown Hill. Brought back memories of Patricia. The picture made me smile

  • Capt.Kirk C.V.M.G. Barrie-Huronia section
    Posted on: Saturday, June 8, 2024 Reply

    We are so sorry for the loss of a member of our section. He was a great man and always we loved to hear his stories. He was an inspiration to us all. We will miss Peter.

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