In Celebration of

Bruce Peters

February 3, 1938 -  January 2, 2019

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. The service will start at 3 p.m. and you are welcome to arrive anytime after 2 p.m.

The formal visitation and reception with friends and family will 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.


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Don and Sally Peters (Brother)

Entered January 11, 2019 from Belliveau Cove, NS

Sadly we will be unable to attend but send our thoughts and prayers to the family.

Wendy Liddle (sister in law to Cheryl, Bruce's Daughter)

Entered January 11, 2019 from Paisley, Ontario

What an interesting man! A very talented photographer! I loved his spirit in the very short time I met and knew him.

Ann Fiddes (Cousin)

Entered January 11, 2019 from Lower Onslow, Nova Scotia

sending condolences to the family

Sue Adorjan (Friend @ Mississauga Camera Club)

Entered January 12, 2019 from Mississauga

Although I didn't get to know Bruce very well till the last couple of years, I am deeply saddened by his passing. I had the pleasure of spending a weekend with other camera club friends at the cottage on Sugar Lake. We had a wonderful weekend of photography, food and laughs. His heart was as big as he is and he always had a bit of mischief in his eyes. He will be missed. Sincere sympathy to the family.

Elisabeth Ryan 

Entered January 12, 2019

On behalf of the entire Sugar Lake family we send our deepest sympathy to the family. Bruce will be missed on the lake, in Orrville and at our annual meetings.

Elisabeth Bibbs RYAN
President Sugar Lake Association


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