We are heartbroken to announce that after a battle with cancer, Pete passed away on February 14, 2021 at the Stratford General Hospital. Loving companion for 33 years to his wife Frieda (Schultz). Children Rob and wife Jennifer, Kelly and husband Mark Durand; step daughters Yvonne and Dennis Roth, Charlotte and Cory Claypole, Krystal and fiancé Matt Duff. Pete was always extremely proud of his 13 grandchildren, Mitchell, Kirsten and Dylan Schellenberger, Avery, Callum, Beckett and Alexander Durand, Braeden, Connor, Carter and Zachary Roth, Chelsea and Olivia Claypole and as often as possible was cheering them on from the side lines at their hockey and baseball games or watching dance recitals. Pete is survived by his mother Violet Cook; sisters Rona Wilson, Janet and Jim McNichol, Sherry and Leo Van de Wetering, Debbie and Paul Moffat, Wendy and Mike Holman; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Audrey Schultz, Ray and Brenda Schultz, Delmar and Janet Schultz and many cousins including Richard who was always more of a brother to Pete. Pete was predeceased by his father Ron, step father Ralph Cook, brothers Mark and Doug, brothers-in-law Floyd Schultz, Dennis Wilson, nephew Peter Schultz and many special aunts and uncles.
Pete worked at Samsonite for over 30 years until his retirement. He was a proud member of the Milverton Lions Club where he enjoyed working with club members to get ideas and projects into place. He was proud to be part of a team that completed the Lions Tree of Light, radar speed sign, Lions Little Libraries and many other projects in trying to make Milverton and the surrounding community a better place to live. Pete made many good friends at Lions and was always most happy when he could lend a helping hand.
At Pete’s request cremation will take place. Visitation will be held at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Thursday, February 18, from 5-9 p.m. Those wanting to attend must phone the funeral home and book a time. A private family service will be held on Friday, February 19, at 2 p.m. Interment at Poole Mennonite Church Cemetery to follow. Those who wish to join the family from home can do so by following the view livestream under Pete’s obituary on the funeral home website. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to Poole Mennonite Church or the Milverton Lions Club Tree of Light through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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