In Celebration of

Peter Morley Barkla

February 26, 1936 -  March 4, 2020

It's with great sadness we announce that Peter Barkla passed away peacefully at Credit Valley Hospital on March 4, 2020, at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Judith (nee Coady) for 59 years. He was the son of Elva and Morley Barkla and loving father of Andrew (Sally), Stephen (dec.), Bronwyn (Omar), Simon (Wendy), Tim (Dominique), and John (Helena). Cherished Grandpa of Sophie, Jessica, Daniel, Emma, Matthew, Liam, Audrey, Emily (dec.), Patrick, Ryan, and Isabel. Remembered by his sister Ann. Predeceased by sister Margaret, and brother John.

Born on February 26, 1936, in Melbourne, Australia. Peter graduated from Hawkesbury College and shortly after their marriage in 1960 Peter and Judith moved from Melbourne to Shepparton. They settled and raised their five children while Peter worked for Campbell Soup Company Limited, leading their personnel department. He immigrated with his family to Canada in 1976 where they settled in Mississauga. Peter had a successful 40-year career with Campbell Soup and was a very active member of St. Stephens on the Hill United Church and choir. After retirement, Peter enjoyed making many new friends while golfing, travelling and attending Probus.

Peter's gentle manner and kind heart will be missed. He was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather who felt that his greatest achievement in life was his family.

He bravely fought Pulmonary Fibrosis for the last 5 years of his life. A special thank you goes out to the entire staff at Credit Valley Hospital, who extended and provided Peter and his family with respect and kindness during his stay these past few weeks.

Due to the current health recommendations to restrict large gatherings, a Celebration of Peter's life will be held at St. Stephen's on-the-Hill United Church, 998 Indian Rd, Mississauga, at a time and date to be determined. Please check the Turner & Porter website to confirm. In memory of Peter, donations may be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or St. Stephen's on-the-Hill United Church.

In memory of Peter, donations may be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or St. Stephen's on the Hill United Church.


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Roger and Pat Brown (Friend)

Entered March 10, 2020 from London

Our condolences to Judith and the whole family. We are so saddened to hear of Peter's passing. I remember so fondly the great times at St. Stephen's. Peter was a member of the choir. He used to say we had five sections in the choir: soprano, alto, tenor, bass and "biass" in his Australian accent. I don't know how to spell it but I can still hear him say it.
I was the choir director at that time and you could not have found a more dependable choir member and friend. We may not be able to attend the funeral because one of the choirs we sing in has a concert at the same time but we will be there in spirit. Our prayers and thoughts are with all the family at the sad time.

Ralph Sinclair (Cousin)

Entered March 10, 2020 from Newtown, Geelong

“My deepest sympathies and loving thoughts are with Judith and Peter's cherished family at this time.”

Larry and Glenda Cavan (Friends)

Entered March 11, 2020 from Port Dover

Our thoughts and love to the Barkla family during this sad time. Remembering a friendly smile and a great dad that created a positive environment to raise happy and successful children. An amazing legacy.

Jan Barkla (Niece)

Entered March 12, 2020 from Warrnambool, Australia

Uncle Peter was a lovely gentle man. He will be greatly missed by many. I have wonderful childhood memories of Uncle Peter and of the times our families spent together. Love to all xx

Réjean McGraw 

Entered March 12, 2020 from Tracadie, New-Brunswick

our most sincere condolences


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