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Peter Edward Thackray


Sub-Lieutenant, RCN


Died: 31 Jul 2019, London, Ontario


THACKRAY, Peter Edward - It is with broken hearts that we announce that surrounded by his loving family, Peter Edward Thackray, in his 77th year, has passed away after a short but valiant fight with cancer in Victoria Hospital in London, Ont., on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Peter was the loving husband and best friend of Judy (Colter) Thackray through almost 51 years of marriage. He was dearly loved by his daughter, Robin Thackray Ashton (Brent) of Woodbury, Minn.; and his son, Matthew "Matt" Thackray (Erin) of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Peter was the very proud Papa to Bennett, Blake and Max Ashton of Woodbury, Minn.; and Ari and Lennon Thackray of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Peter was loved by his sister-in-law, Pat Colter and many nieces, nephews and other extended family members in Dartmouth. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Amy Thackray (Montreal, Que.) and his parents-in-law, Maurice and Connie Colter (Dartmouth); and his brother-in-law, Jimmy Colter (Dartmouth). Peter's first career was as a pilot with the Canadian Navy (based in Shearwater). This was followed by a long career with Bell Canada in Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener, Ottawa and London, Ont. After retiring from Bell Canada, Peter worked for Alcatel-Lucent Canada in Georgetown, Ont. Peter lived his life for loving family and many good friends. His funeral will be held in St. James Westminster Church, 115 Askin St., London, Ont., on Tuesday, August 6th at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour before and a reception to follow in the church. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the 7C Oncology Team at Victoria Hospital - LHSC for their compassionate care of Peter. Donations to Peter's favorite cause would be appreciated: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (in honor of his grandson Max's successful completion of treatment for childhood leukemia). In Canada -; and the United States - (Halifax Chronicle-Herald 03 Aug 2019)


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