It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye to Robert (Peter) Andrew Blake, Date of Birth August 24th, 1957. Peter passed away on May 27th, 2021, at 8 p.m. at the Cooksville Care Centre, peacefully surrounded by family, reminding him that he was loved and that his life had great meaning to us all. Peter was the Son of Hermina Blake and the late Ashton Rambharose. He was the grandson of the late Joseph Blake and Theresa Blake. He was the big brother and loving/fierce protector of Anthony Hinds, Nicholette Hinds, Fidel Hinds and Joanna Shaw. Peter had other siblings from his father’s side Debbie Gariba and Gary Rambharose. He was the kind, gentle and generous uncle of Tashana Hinds, Joseph Hinds and Matthew Shaw and the great uncle of Joshua Hinds-Anderson. The beloved Brother-in-law of Donna Hinds, Gillian Wong-Hinds and Joel Huffman. He was the cherished nephew of the late Juliette Ramotar, Bernard Blake, Thelma Chee-A-Tow and the still living Raymond Blake. Peter leaves behind many other uncles and aunts from both sides of his family, Carmen, Pinky, Ram, Paula, Robbie, Sharon, Ricky, Moses. He leaves behind many cousins, notably Debra Skeete (Ramotar), Anthony Ramotar, Ashana Singh, Suresh Persaud and many others, too many to name them all here.
Peter worked all his life, despite his disabilities and life challenges. The place he worked the longest and the last was Trophy Foods where they spoke of him with great respect and reverence. They noted “He was a very responsible and diligent employee – always wanting to make sure that he did the right thing. He formed many friendships within his team, and he will be greatly missed.”
He thoroughly enjoyed doing volunteer work for the City of Mississauga and the local community, including proudly carrying the flag in parades alongside Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, the many jazz and busker festivals to name only a few. Wherever he volunteered they loved and respected him greatly.
Peter was born in Guyana and lived there until his mid-twenties. During his time there he played cricket as a spin bowler for the Atlantic Cricket Club in Kingston. He never missed a practice or a match. His dedication to the game made him the star bowler. His smile will be remembered by his team there and the way his shoulders shook when he was amused. An attribute to Peter that everyone who knew him, will never forget.
He was ferociously dedicated and loyal to his mother (whom he lived with all his life) and family. His last request was to have his family gather, he manifested that in a big way. He asked for nothing more than to know that he was loved by others; to have permission to love others; that he mattered and belonged to something and to those around him. His Love for music and gadgets, found him taking apart and putting together electronics with great vigor and talent. He loved his weekly trips to Square One Mall where he wandered around and explored on his own without fail, every Saturday. He was generous, kind and would give the shirt off his back, even if he needed it more than you did. He will be missed by all who have encountered him during his lifetime. His love for life, people, music, sports and gadgets will live on in the memory of us all, but more importantly the lessons he has taught us will remain in our hearts and actions forever. Pete, until we meet again, we know that you will be watching over us and guiding us wherever we go, helping us to be kind, loving and generous, as you were. We are counting on you, as we always have! Missing you in a big way already!
A funeral service will be held for Robert (Peter) via zoom. If you would like to join us in honoring his life and saying one last goodbye to him or would like to view the recording please contact Nicholette Hinds at email@example.com