Dennis James PETERS
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PETERS, Dennis James
Parks Canada / Canadian Heritage

Peacefully at home in Ottawa on Thursday, April 14, 2016 in his 69th year, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Beloved son of the late Joseph John Peters and Annette Marguerite Benoit and husband of the late Dawn Carol Walker. He will be sadly missed by his children, Shannon Peters, Christine Peters (Steve Montroy), Jacqueline Peters (Julie Barton), Tara Nye (Wise), Lisa (Nye) Labonté; Christine Nye (Corey Mask), and Rebecca Hammond; their grandchildren, Thomas-Joseph, Teagan, Peter, Brienna, Owen, Nathan, Émilie, Connor, Téah and Ben. Dennis will also be missed by his many friends and work colleagues at Parks Canada, Canadian Heritage and the Canada 150 team. His greatest passions were his gift for putting thought to paper as well as an extensive interest in all things railway related, including travel, history and operations. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor)F on Wednesday, April 20 from 1:30 p.m. until Dennis' Celebration of Life in the Chapel at 3 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Ronald McDonald House of Ottawa, in memory of Dennis Peters.

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Published in The Gazette from Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2016.
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May 20, 2016
My sincere condolences to Shannon, Jackie, Christine, Tara, Lisa and Chris. Dennis was a warm caring person who will be sorely missed.
Betty Dion
May 7, 2016
I am so sorry to the entire family. He was an amazing man, awesome person to talk to and share ideas with. I'll miss you Dennis you were a very amazing person to know.

My deepest condolences to Christine, Owen, and Steve. I hope your doing ok with the lost. I am so sorry.
Blake Volpi
May 4, 2016
I had the honour of working with Dennis for a brief period of time at Parks Canada. I quickly learned that he was a caring boss and a dedicated public servant. He had the perfect blend of intellect and humour which was appreciated by his employees and colleagues. I will remember him fondly.

My sincere condolences to your family.
Dahlia McKrae
May 1, 2016
I am shocked & saddened to learn of Dennis' passing. I knew Dennis slightly & for only a brief time, but I became aware that he was a very fine person. My condolences to his family.
Doug Phillips
April 20, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of Dennis' passing. He and Dawn were such a wonderful couple who raised a beautiful family together. My condolences to you all.
Lorie Root
April 19, 2016
We will miss dear Dennis in our lives and seeing him on the lake. Wishing all the family sweet memories.
Bobbi and Rick
Bobbi and Rick Soderstrom
April 19, 2016
My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
April 17, 2016
Dennis was simply one of the finest men I knew and loved! He and Dawn were an amazing couple and made the best of friends. I remember so many great times, so many crib games, so many good meals, so many adventures, so many laughs. He will be deeply missed by so many of us he touched with the gift of friendship. And he leaves a very fine legacy in his family he shared with Dawn. Six wonderful daughters. My love and condolences to all.
Sandra Griffin
April 17, 2016
My condolences to the family. Dennis and Dawn were great friends and we had several trips and laughs together. I will miss him.
Heather McCormack
April 17, 2016
I want to express my sympathies to the family. Dennis was a colleague of mine for many years at Parks Canada, where we shared a common interest in railway stations, among othe things. He was a terrific person and I am sorry for your loss.
Christina Cameron
April 16, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. On behalf of the 696 streetcar group, thanks for all the help.
Rhéaume Laplante
April 16, 2016
Christine and Owen,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad/grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time xo
Julie Findlay
April 16, 2016
Our condolences to all the family. We will miss his great laugh and gentle humour. We are unable to be with you on Wednesday, but our thoughts are with you all. Tony & Barb
April 16, 2016
Christine. So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I met him a few times and I remember his smile. My condolences to all of you. My thoughts and prayers for the family may he rest in peace and is in a better place.
Juzar Noorbhai
Juzar Noorbhai
April 16, 2016
What a kind and thoughtful man he was. I will miss his friendship.
Susan Laing
April 16, 2016
Dear Shannon, Christine, Jacqueline, Tara, Lisa, Christine and Rebecca I remember your dad so well and how proud he and Dawn were of you all.
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Marta Nuijten
April 16, 2016
I'm truly sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Sincere condolences to you and your family.
Larry Osborne
April 16, 2016
My condolences to the Peters family on the passing of Dennis Peters. He was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew him. I particularly remember his kindness to me at the time my husband, Herb Gray, passed away. I have such fond memories of him together with his late spouse, Dawn Walker, who was my dear friend and former work colleague. My deepest sympathy to all.
Sharon Sholzberg-Gray
April 16, 2016
Sorry for you lose, happy to have known Peter and his family. Hope to see you soon.
Bradley Grass
April 16, 2016
Thoughts and sympathy for Dennis' family. A major loss to railway historical groups across Canada who he helped and shared his knowledge.
Steve Morris
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