It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our father Peter, who loved and encouraged his three children, Ben, Katharine and Harry and their spouses, Kathy and Darlene. His last love was Jean Miller who he was happy sharing his life with. He enjoyed his five grandchildren Joe, Paula, Brittany, Carly, Ben, Jessica and Kyle, who would visit him at the farm, plus his six new great grandchildren. He had many dear friends and neighbours, who will miss him dearly.

Peter was an entrepreneur, who started his own business soon after he emigrated to Canada from England. He was an adventurous man who travelled a lot in Australia. His love of nature was evident as he lived in a forest keeping horses, dogs and cats. He was very musical, belonging to the Huronia Harmonizers choir, participating in musicals and playing the harmonica, piano and vibraphone. Dancing and x-country skiing was another of his favourite pastimes, along with cooking. Yes, Peter will be missed by many and has left behind a legacy.

There will be a small church service at Mt St Louis Catholic Church, in Oro-Medonte on February 16th at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to donate to your charity of choice or to the Salvation Army



13 Condolences
  • Pat Michener
    Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2024 Reply

    Peter was a wonderful inspiration to all in our little community of St. Louis Parish. Even at his advanced age, because of his outlook on, and his zest for life, he seemed much younger. He was a raconteur, a singer, an upbeat, pleasant person, and he will be sorely missed.

  • John & Karen Hawkins
    Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2024 Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers go our to Jean and all of Peter’s family during this difficult time. Hugs and God bless.

  • The Huronia Fur & Feather Club
    Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2024 Reply

    We are very saddened to hear of Peter’s passing. His presence and wit will be missed at our monthly meetings. He was a true and interesting gentleman. Our deepest condolences to Jean and all of Peter’s family at this difficult time.

  • Keith Millar
    Posted on: Saturday, February 10, 2024 Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Keith,Dawn,Isobel and Elizabeth.

  • Leah Wicks & family
    Posted on: Saturday, February 10, 2024 Reply

    Jean and both families, we are extremely sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. Although we never had the opportunity to meet him in person, we have heard just how much of a loving, caring and thoughtful gentleman he was. We know just how much love was shared between himself and Jean, and just how he will be missed by all who knew him.

  • Linda Abernethy
    Posted on: Sunday, February 11, 2024 Reply

    Deepest Condolences to Jean and to Peter’s family. My thoughts are with you at such a difficult time.
    Linda (late Eldon -HFF club)

  • yvonne codey
    Posted on: Sunday, February 11, 2024 Reply

    Our love, thoughts and prayers are with our Aunty Jean on the loss of her beloved partner and best friend Peter.
    Their time together was full of Joy, Love and friendship and was beautiful to see. Peter was a true Gentleman.
    Our sincere condolences, love and thoughts are also with Peters Family and friends.
    The Codey Family Australia
    Yvonne Scott Jake Emily Cooper Alana

  • Cheryl Preston
    Posted on: Monday, February 12, 2024 Reply

    My sincere condolences to Kate, Ben, Harry, Jean and families.

    I have fond memories from many years ago of my brother, Jim, and I frequenting the Blackman household on Donalda Ave. and remember Mr. Blackman as being very gracious. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  • Ian Blackman
    Posted on: Thursday, February 15, 2024 Reply

    To our Uncle Peter….. always a pleasure to host you here in Adelaide and Melbourne. I will miss your positivity. I recall with immense fondness, my time I spent with you @ Mousetrap farm. Love to you as always.
    Ian, Olive & Emma Blackman.

  • Jane Varnham
    Posted on: Friday, February 16, 2024 Reply

    My family and I have such lovely memories of my Uncle Peter. He certainly was a larger than life character and had so many interests and pastimes it was difficult to keep up with it all.

    Our thoughts are with Ben, Kate, Harry, Jean and their families at this time of loss.

    The Varnham family from the UK
    Jane, David, Lisa and Joseph

  • Mandy Rominger
    Posted on: Friday, February 16, 2024 Reply

    Heartfelt condolences to the Blackman family on the loss of Peter. I feel privileged that I got to know him, even though it was only for the last 8 years of his life. Peter was a wonderful partner to my Mom, Jean. He showed her that love and romance can still be kindled in the twilight of your life and I’m so grateful that she experienced that with him. Peter was a gracious host, an avid storyteller, a fixer of all things mechanical. He had a wit and rich sense of humour right up until the end. I’ll miss our walks in the forest, card games and lively conversations. Peter was kind, generous and had a zest for life that I found inspiring. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends. Rest In Peace Peter. We love you very much.
    Mandy Rominger

  • Mandy Rominger
    Posted on: Friday, February 16, 2024 Reply

    Deepest condolences to my Mom, Jean who was Peter’s life partner. She loved him and cared for him selflessly, especially over the past year. So very sorry Mom that you have to bear this loss after so many losses in your life. You were a caring, loving partner to Peter for 8 years and I am certain it was fate that brought you together. You brought out the best ( and sometimes the worst) in each other but that’s what made it real and true. Two independent, loving souls carving out a path in life hand in hand. It was beautiful to witness. Love and peace to you. Xo

  • Christine and Drew Elliot
    Posted on: Saturday, February 24, 2024 Reply

    Our heart felt condolences go out to Jean and all Peter’s family from their family/friends in Scotland. Peter always made us feel very welcome when we visited Canada and when he came here with Jean was very appreciative of anything we did for him. This picture was taken when Drew came to Canada for a short visit and met Peter and Jean in Toronto. We had a lovely visit, followed by a meal and a Blues Concert in The Massey Hall. Peter and Jean had “battled” through the snow to meet Drew.
    Christine, Drew and Families.

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