It is with sadness in our hearts that we announce Earle “Bruce” Peters passed quietly January 2nd at Trillium’s Mississauga Hospital after a very brief illness. He was 80 years old.
Bruce was a photographer who travelled the world to get the perfect picture. He was a natural leader and was past president of the Ontario Science Teachers Federation, the Mississauga Camera Club and the Sugar Lake Cottage Association in Sequin. An outdoors enthusiast, father and grandfather.
Bruce was born February 3rd, 1938 in Truro Nova Scotia – the second of six children for his parents Earle William and Gertrude Alma (Hall). He is survived by four siblings – Frances, Marie, Wayne and Donald. His sister Marilyn pre-deceased him several years ago.
Bruce grew up in the Kingston Ontario area, attended Queens University and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He started his career as an engineer with Kellogg Stevens and finished as the Head of the Science and Computer Science Departments at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute with the Toronto School Board. Bruce enjoyed a long and active retirement who split his time between his home in Mississauga and his cottage on Sugar Lake. He was a country boy at heart.
Bruce married his high school sweetheart Sheila Paterson and they have two children – Eugene “Gene” Bruce Peters (spouse Cindy and daughters Danielle and Rebecca) and Cheryl Peters Liddle (spouse Andrew). Sheila predeceased Bruce in 2016 and it is well known that he missed her terribly.
Bruce’s Celebration of Life is being held at Turner & Porter Funeral Home at 2180 Hurontario Street in Mississauga on Saturday February 2nd at 3 p.m. where we will celebrate his life, his photography and his love of forging for food. Visitation to start at 2 p.m.
Reception to follow the service.
We would like to thank the staff at Mississauga’s Trillium Hospital for the care they provided our father. For those that wish, donations may be made to Trillium Health Partners.