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CHIASSON, Peter - (1970 - 2012) It is with great sorrow that Leo and Charlotte Chagoya announce the death of their beloved son Peter Chiasson (biological son of George and Lynn Chiasson) on June 8, 2012 in a motorcycle collision. Loving partner of Sandra Pacheco. Beloved father of Connor Patterson and step-sons Liam and Mason Martin. Survived by his sisters Patricia (Mark Wagner), Monica Chagoya, and brothers Christopher Chiasson and Adrian Chagoya. Peter will also be fondly remembered by his friend and business partner Eric (Dana Seifert), lifelong friend Jason Schywiola, and many significant others in the MAT, RTS, OPA and IFBB Communities. Friends and family are invited to Honour Peter's Memory at HERITAGE FUNERAL CENTRE, 50 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, 416-423-1000, on Thursday, June 14 from 5-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m. A reception to follow at 12 noon at the Don Valley Inn & Suites, 175 Wynford Dr. An Account has been set up for Sandra Pacheco to assist in the adjustment of dealing with such an unexpected and tragic loss. Donations can be made at any TD banking institution; transit no. 12922, inst no. 004, account no:06376282926 (or email transfer:sandrapacheco7071 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Special Olympics Canada In life and in death, Peter will continue to inspire millions of athletes in achieving their dreams. Directions and online condolences may be found at

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Published in Toronto Star on Jun. 13, 2012.
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July 5, 2012
I am stunned, shocked, and saddened to hear of the death of my friend, Peter Chiasson. I had no idea this had happened. Peter was truly one of the most incredible human beings I have ever known. I will miss him terribly. God bless you, Peter. My love and gratitude always. Your friend, James.
James Muchowicz
June 23, 2012

I got an email today from an old friend telling me the tragic news...I was devasted. We haven't talked in years since I moved out to calgary in 1997. We spent the late 80's and early 90's being completely inseperable. Our nights together working the front door of Klub Max, our days spent together, at the gym, pool, tanning, laughing, whatever we were up to at that particular moment.

You are one the funniest and most charismatic people I've ever met, you're personality was always infectious, and endearing and that was 20 years ago when we were just dumb kids :)...I will never forget you and the impact you had on my life. You always had my back and my heart...

Sanford, Joy, Chris, Ripped Mike, all know who you are. You are all apart of me forever...

Pete...even though the years have separated us on our life's journey, you will always be my brother and the memories I have of you will never be taken away. I have now lost several brothers along the never gets easier but also makes everyday more important. I love you bro, and you were one of a kind for sure!

God bless all Pete's friends , if you met him yesterday or damn near 25 years Ago!...he had an impact one you, one way or the other.

Peace everyone...if you were Pete's friend you are now mine.

Dave Bailes
David Bailes
June 22, 2012
My prayers go to Peter's son and family and all his thousands of friends and colleagues he touched with his infectious love of life and fitness! Peter is very special to me from back in "The Pitbull Days" and I will look back on all our laughs and memories and smile... Thank you Peter, you"re THE BEST!
Joy Hardy
June 18, 2012
My sincere condolances to Peter's family and freinds. He truly was a light and a gift to this world. He will be missed, but his light shines on in our hearts.
Silvana, Ken's client
Silvana Lippa
June 16, 2012
Although I only spent a few short days with Peter, he has had an everlasting impact on the way I work with my clients. While I was very confident in my skills, Peter gave me a much better idea of how to enhance the experience. Thank you Peter, you are gone far too soon, but you legacy will live on within all of us you have touched. My God bless you and your loved ones.
Bryan Sakolsky
June 14, 2012
Your family, friends, clients and students carry a bright torch in honor of your incredible impact on the lives you have touched. You have taught your students well. Everyone seems to have brightened their life in some way by just meeting you. I could feel when you entered a room by the incredible presence that surrounded you, even though my back was turned. Your magnificant smile, and ever knowing eyes said "trust me, I can help you in so many ways". I listened to Cathy talk about you as though you were superman. Forever superman. We have very big shoes to fill in the fitness and health industry. You set the bar very high.
John and Wendy
June 14, 2012
My sympathies to all his family and friends, I first met Peter in 1992 at gym zone in montreal, true gentleman, - Jonh Maravegias mtl Quebec
June 14, 2012
Words cannot express the sadness that I feel at the tragic loss of this gifted, kind, funny, friendly, and very special young man. He always greeted us with a smile, a joke, and an incredible energy. Deepest regrets to Sandra, his loved ones, Eric, Ken, and everyone at Core Strength. Peter will be greatly missed by all who knew him. RIP, Peter.
Gilda Rovan
June 14, 2012
I didn't know Peter very well. I actually sold him a car. I remember the day he called me and said, "Orlando here's my credit info, I can't come see you for a month, but I want to buy your car!" I thought he was joking, lol. But he was more honest and forward than I imagined and soon enough found myself driving to Core Fitness to meet this mysterious man. He immediately won me over with his warmth and brisk charm. I will always cherish the little time I spent with Peter and his wife, and my deepest condolences to his family.
Orlando Palacios
June 14, 2012
I was Peter's client. I don't have words to explain his contribution in my life. He had magic fingers to heal people. Peter was also like a friend. He had an amazing personality which touched everyone's heart. I was fortunate to have known a person like him and he will always remain in my heart as a very special person. My heart goes to his loved ones. May God rest his soul in peace. I'll miss you Peter.
Zeeshan Rahman
June 13, 2012
a love of fitness coaching, bodybuilding and motorcycles made us friends, colleagues and fierce competitors. Even though time has passed since we saw each other last, I frequently tell tales of your prowess as a man and will never forget your fighting spirit. RIP Peter, the world has lost a great man.....
Tim Whyte
June 13, 2012
Peter was our son Jon's teacher, mentor and good friend. He helped guide Jon in critical thinking and establishing a career direction. Although we never met Peter, we feel that we knew him through the anecdotes and stories brought home by Jon. We are indebted to him for his mentorship and friendship to our son. Judging from all the online tributes, the full extent of his legacy may never be known, but we will always remember him. Our sympathy and condolences go to Sandra, Connor, his extended family and friends.
David & Heather Campbell
June 13, 2012
A tragic loss of a special person. Peter helped so many achieve or maintain good health and he will continue to inspire all who were privileged to know him. My sincere condolences to Peter's family and other friends.
Jeremy Freedman
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