In Celebration of

Peter Petersen

April 25, 1967 -  August 20, 2023

Pete unexpectedly passed away, on Sunday, August 20, 2023, at the age of 56. He was born on April 25th, 1967 in York, Ontario. The son of Helmut and Ellen Petersen. Brother of Margarete and Rick. Loving husband of Kathryn. Devoted father to Tyler, Stephen, and Evan. He was also loved by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He grew up in Scarborough and graduated from David & Mary Thomson Collegiate. He went on to Seneca College, in King City, where he met his future wife in 1987. Fate intervened when he went from working landscaping to joining the elevator trade. In 1996 he wrote his mechanics license and never looked back. He was a hard-working, loyal man who loved his job, but hated the bureaucracy.

He loved motorcycles, music, and spending time with his sons and his dogs. Lately, he had been going to a lot of concerts and scratching things off his bucket list. He was thrilled to meet his idols in Chilliwack, Saga, China Crisis, Chalk Circle, The Spoons, The Box, and Honeymoon Suite, to name a few. He was counting down the years until he could hit retirement, vacate the city, and tour Canada with his wife by his side.

He was a complex man with a heart of gold. He had a close circle of friends and family who will miss him immensely. The family appreciates the outpouring of love, prayers, and condolences that keep coming in from our friends and family all over the world. Every gesture, no matter how small, means the world to us.

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10 N. of Q.E.W) on Saturday, September 09, 2023, from 3-7 p.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the Chapel on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 3 p.m.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Cystic Fibrosis Society, and CAMH.

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Roxanne and Gary Slaney (Friends)

Entered August 28, 2023 from Newfoundland

Hi Kathy and boys...we are so sorry to hear of your husband and the boys Dad....Our heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you guys at this difficult time....

Love Roxanne, Gary and Family

Angela Woolley (Friend)

Entered August 28, 2023 from Acton, Ontario

I am so sorry for your loss. Dave and I send our love to you and the boys. Pete was a great guy and will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Hugs to you. Tyler, Evan and Stephen in this trying time. Please call or text me if you need anything.
Angela & Dave Woolley

Heather Monken (Friend)

Entered August 28, 2023 from Guelph

I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Pete. My thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.

STEVEN ELVERY (Co worker / friend)

Entered August 28, 2023 from Marmora

Will be missed dearly

Brien Magill (Friend)

Entered August 28, 2023 from Hillsburgh

I knew Pete for over 30 years and he was always a great guy to me. I will miss him


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