Deeks, Peter Arthur
April 28, 1945 - Nov. 6, 2009
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Morley Bedford Funeral Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Church on-the-Hill, Toronto.
Surrounded by family and close friends at St. Michael's Hospital after a very brief illness, Peter passed away on Friday, Nov. 6, at the age of 64.
He was the beloved husband and best friend of Wendy, devoted father of Sarah and Jocelyn, golf companion and father-in-law of David Freeman, grandfather of a daughter yet to arrive. He was the cherished brother of John (Marg) and Jim (Barb), and uncle to David, Megan, Martha, Charlie and Colin Deeks. He was brother-in-law of Margo and Jack Pulkinen and uncle to their children, Morgan and Stuart.
Pete was a graduate of Upper Canada College (1952-64) and the University of Western Ontario (1967), a lifelong member of Rosedale Golf Club and latterly Gator Creek and Sara Bay in Sarasota. He was one of the most highly regarded and most successful life insurance specialists in the country, as president of his own firm, Deeks Associates, and as a representative of several of Canada's largest insurance companies, principally Manulife. His popularity among a vast circle of acquaintances was exceeded only by the admiration in which he was held as a businessman, husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin and devoted friend, by all. Words cannot describe how much Peter will be missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations to either the Squires Club at St. Michael's Hospital, c/o St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, 30 Bond St., Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8; or to the Dr. Charles Tator Tribute Fund, c/o Toronto Western Hospital Foundation, 190 Elizabeth St., 5S801, Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4 would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Published in Herald Tribune from Nov. 7 to Nov. 11, 2009.