PETER HENRY McSHERRY
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McSHERRY, PETER HENRY Peter passed away suddenly on July 27, 2021 at the age of 76. In his early years, Peter loved to stay fit and play basketball at the YMCA, but he had a passion for boxing, chess and writing. In the 1990s, he wrote a column for Taxi News and always supported the taxi industry. If he felt that someone was wronged, he would often speak up in their defense. Peter was especially proud of his three published books. For "The Big Red Fox", he was runner up for the Arthur Ellis award for excellence in Canadian crime. For "Mean Streets", he was nominated for The Edna Staebler Award for creative Canadian non-fiction. His last published book was "Whatever Happened to Mickey?" A lifetime bachelor, he enjoyed walks about the city during the pandemic. He is survived by his sister Margaret Stafford, nieces Lorraine and Lynne and four great-nieces and nephews. Many thanks to his lifelong friends John Lawson and Dave Yates and many others who offered their friendship and support over the years.

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Published in Toronto Star on Sep. 4, 2021.
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September 20, 2021
I'll miss the chess games that Peter and I played over the last couple of years at Sherway Gardens Food Court, and in front of his apartment building. He was a better player than I and he allowed me to work on my game while playing him. Occasionally, I was fortunate to eat out the occasional win or draw. He was a gentleman and very respectful of those who worked hard and didn't try to cheat the system, whatever that might be. I'll miss him.
George Supol
Friend
September 9, 2021
Over the years, I was involved with Peter and his article for Taxi News as I also wrote for that publication. We conversed via emails, phone calls and personal meetings over many years and always found him genuinely concerned on Toronto’s taxi industry issues. He will be greatly missed as a strong advocate for the rights of all Toronto taxi drivers. Rest in peace my friend.
Gerry Manley
Friend
September 9, 2021
Over the years, I was involved with Peter and his article for Taxi News as I also wrote for that publication. We conversed via emails, phone calls and personal meetings over many years and always found him genuinely concerned on Toronto’s taxi industry issues. He will be greatly missed as a strong advocate for the rights of all Toronto taxi drivers. Test in peace my friend.
Gerry Manley
Friend
September 5, 2021
Tony and I first met Pete in 1965 as part of the inauguration of St. Peter's CYO. He was always ready for intellectual conversations on a variety of topics. Although we lost touch for many years, with the help of his best friend, Dave we met up again at a few functions attended by the old CYO group. Rest in peace Pete. Our condolences to Margaret and her family.
Tony and Barb Chiarelli
Friend
September 5, 2021
Peter was a longtime friend of my husband, David Angelis. Peter, David and Jack McDonald were a trio who attended St. Michael's High School together and enjoyed many good times outside of school too. After many years, David reconnected with Peter and Jack and they spoke regularly by phone. David requested to see Peter on the day he died and immediately Peter got into a cab and came out to the hospital just in time.
Now, in less than two years, the three friends are together again. Peter was a loyal friend!
My condolences to Margaret and her whole family.
God bless!
Theresa Angelis
Theresa Angelis
Friend
September 5, 2021
I was very sad to hear of Peter's passing. We had played chess together since high school days (1960's) and Peter and I and several other chess friends would get together to play chess and have a few pops at the Blue Goose (before it was turned into condo land). Peter and I had said we would resume playing after the pandemic "turned the corner" - unfortunately the timing did not work out. Many times Peter would ask me for computer assistance with his "latest work in progress" - he often referred to himself as "famous author and taxi driver" - he always had a eye for humour. I have all of his books and they remain in a prominent place in my library.

Rest in peace my friend. You will be remembered.
Kerry Liles
Friend
September 4, 2021
So sad to hear of Peter's passing. I've known Peter for a number of years, as he was a regular in the coffee shop where I worked. Over time he became a friend and enjoyed sharing stories from when he was a taxi driver, about politics, chess, and his sister. My condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed.
Stephanie
Friend
September 4, 2021
My father (David Angelis Sr,) asked to see Peter just a couple hours before his own death in 2020. Peter was a legend to my brother Anthony, my sister Chantal and me for as long as we can remember. Our father would tell us of all kinds of adventures that Jack MacDonald, Pete McSherry and our father had as young lads. All three of them are now on the other side - Rest In Peace! You will be missed!
David Angelis Jr.
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