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April 14, 1961 - October 16, 2021
April 14, 1961 to Oct 16, 2021
Peter passed away suddenly, at his home in Barrie, ON on October 16, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Arlene Staples (nee DuCharme). Peter was predeceased by his parents David & Joyce Staples. He will be greatly missed by sister-in-law Lynda DuCharme, niece and nephew Patti and Steve Robertson, great-niece Hailee Robertson, brother and sisters-in-law Greg and Patti Van Langenhove, niece Samantha Van Langenhove and Joe Tabak, great-niece Emilee Van Langenhove, and his nephew Kevin Van Langenhove. He will also be missed by his numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins through his extended family, as well as his many friends and their families.
Peter had a long and rewarding career while employed with Environment Canada as a meteorologist for 36 years. His career began in the Arctic, where he developed a love for nature, the outdoors and especially Polar Bears. His next temporary posting was in Thunder Bay, ON where he met Arlene. They were then transferred to Toronto with Environment Canada, where they later married. His next transfer was to Thunder Bay, ON where they lived for 16 years before moving and living in the Barrie area for the past 20 years.
As per Peter’s request, there will be no funeral service as he is being cremated. There will be a small, private family service for the interment of his ashes at a later date in the family plot located in Sioux Lookout, ON.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Simcoe through the following link: https://hospicesimcoe.ca/ways-to-donate
or to the Southlake Regional Hospital, Cardiac Services Department through the following link: https://southlake.ca/foundation/support-southlake/support-donate/
Arrangements entrusted to Adams Funeral Home, Barrie. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca