GRUNER, Dr. Peter Hamilton
"He believed in himself and in all of usâ€¦ He risked curiosity, wonder and spontaneous delight, and embodied the human spirit."
Peter passed away peacefully at the age of seventy-eight on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, surrounded by loved ones. Beloved husband of Gay McDougall; cherished father of Peter Cameron (Deb Dagenais), Miriam (Kevin Dias), Mark, Monica Bouchard (Christian) and the late David; treasured grandfather of Caileigh, Megan, Keaton, Leanne, Bethany, Erica, Tara, Sarah, Magdalene, Matthew, Aaron, Joseph and Evelyn; dear brother of the late Michael (Violet), the late Christopher (Ruth), Anthony (Wendy), Nicholas, Lela (Richard) and Jennifer (John). Also a special uncle, cousin, godfather, mentor and friend. Predeceased by his first wife Bernadette.
Born in Montreal in 1933, Peter graduated from Loyola High School, Loyola College, McGill University and Concordia University. Dedicated Oncologist and General Practitioner at St. Mary's Hospital and worked in Palliative Care at the Montreal General Hospital. Peter was a true renaissance man; in addition to a career in medicine, he pursued his interests in sailing, woodworking/turning, theology, art, music, languages, birding, camping, canoeing and cooking.
Peter was instrumental in setting up the West Island Palliative Care Residence and was a Pastoral Visitor at the Lakeshore General Hospital.
The family will welcome you to Fritz Community Centre, 20477 Lakeshore, Baie- D'Urfé (514-695-7979), on Friday, January 13 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Edmund of Canterbury Church, 105 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield, on Saturday, January 14 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to the West Island Palliative Care Residence (514-693-1718, www.wipcr.ca
), the Histiocytosis Association of Canada ( www.histiocytosis.ca
, 250-764-6104) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Funeral arrangement entrusted to Voluntas Commemoration 514-695-7979, www.voluntas.ca
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul rest in peace.