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RICHARD H. PECK
1918 - 2013
A loving family man, devoted friend and community supporter. Passed away in his 95th year, on January 5 at Ste. Anne's Hospital. He was predeceased by Anne, his adored wife of 62 years and his beloved brother Hugh. He will be sadly missed by his children Ronald (Véronique Pelletier), Heather Anastos (Robert Greene), Alan (Rosemary Carneiro), Valerie (Mark C. Moore), Hugh (Diane Doonan) and Edith. Cherished grandfather of Douglas (Jane), Angela (Chris), Leah, Amanda, Ian, Sacha, and Katherine, and great-grandfather of Arthur and Amelia. He proudly served his country in WWII, and earned a Distinguished Flying Cross on his first sortie as Captain. An exceptionally active and engaged man, he donated his valuable talents to many community, professional and charitable organizations. He was a life-long contributor to the In His Name Society, a benevolent organization founded by his great- grandmother, and through it devoted much time and effort to the welfare of Montreal's less fortunate. Among other contributive roles, he was a founding member of the Mount Royal Ski School, President of the American Society for Metals, President of the Cascade Golf & Tennis Club, and served in various positions at his churches in Ste. Agathe, Metis Beach and Town of Mount Royal. He will be missed by young and old friends in all of these communities and beyond. A service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, January 26, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 12 Rue Préfontaine Ouest, Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, J8C 1C3. A reception will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to Holy Trinity Church or Ste. Anne's Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Published in The Gazette from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2013