McDONALD, Peter - Peacefully at home, Peter Douglas McDonald died on Saturday, June 25, 2016. Son of Judie and the late Doug McDonald (2002). Loved by his wife Wendy (nee Williams) and his children Anne, Jack, Mary and Hugh. Dear brother of Becky (Sean McDonnell), Mike (Stephanie), David (Tess) and Jennifer (Jason Salmon). Also loved by in-laws Lynn and Ted Williams. Dear brother-in-law of Lee (David) Clark, the late Brad Williams (2014) and Andy (Trudy) Williams. Uncle of many treasured nieces and nephews.
Visitation on Wednesday from 7-9 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. A memorial service will be conducted at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington Street at Dufferin Ave. on Thursday, June 30 at 1pm.
A brilliant, funny man who lived a beautiful life.
June 25, 2016, 4:13 pm
Dear Wendy and Family,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband and father. I am thinking of you all and sending much love.
June 25, 2016, 4:18 pm
My deepest condolences and heart felt sadness to you all.. Love to YOU Wendy and all your beautiful children.. Love to you all xoxo
June 25, 2016, 6:03 pm
There is nothing anyone can say to truly take the pain away but I know how much you loved him and you gave him the best that anyone could have ...ever. Thinking of you and your family.
June 25, 2016, 6:10 pm
Wendy: I am so sad to hear of your loss. I hope you and your family will be able to take comfort in each other and the memories of a life so well-lived. Jenny
June 25, 2016, 8:50 pm
Dear Wendy and family,
You've lost someone very special and it's going to take time to ease the sadness you're feeling now. May you find that fond memories of all you have shared together help make each tomorrow a little brighter.
Jennifer Jackson & Mike Long
June 26, 2016, 12:36 pm
Our sincere condolences for your loss.
Rick and Kathryn Kerley
June 26, 2016, 1:29 pm
Wendy, We are thinking of you. Hugs from our family to yours.
Rick and Kathryn
June 26, 2016, 2:01 pm
Wendy and the Mcdonald family, I was saddened to learn of peter's passing. I am a friend and Sagamace member.
We had many good times attending Sagamace and Peter will be sorely missed by all of us.
Try to ficus on the good times together as it will help in this time is sorrow. Dp
June 26, 2016, 3:49 pm
Our deepest most sincere and heartfelt condolences go to you and the children. There are no words. Peter was, just as it says in the announcement, a brilliant, funny man who lived life to the fullest. We are away in Europe at the moment and won't be back until July 3. I am so very sorry we will not be able to attend the funeral, but please know that our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
June 26, 2016, 4:10 pm
Dear Wendy and family - We are all thinking of you and wishing we were in the country to offer condolences in person. We are sending huge hugs and love to you all.
Richard and Jane Hanlan
June 26, 2016, 6:26 pm
We really enjoyed knowing Pete as Amy and John's neighbour. Sending our condolences to Wendy and their children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in your wonderful family memories.
June 26, 2016, 7:56 pm
I am so sorry to hear of your loss and the passing of Peter. Way to young to go. I was a classmate of his at Oak Park, Oakridge and Western. He was a smart, witty and talented man!
Sue and Johnny Underhill
June 26, 2016, 8:09 pm
Wendy and kids - we want you to know we are thinking of you SO MUCH right now and can't imagine how hard this is for you. Everyone is going to miss Pete. I feel so lucky to have known him for his way to short life. He was such a great joke teller and nobody found his jokes funnier than he did! Big hugs to you all. From all the Underhills. x0
June 27, 2016, 7:54 am
My deepest condolences on your loss. Remembering Peter fondly and all the hours spent together on the volleyball court during high school.
June 27, 2016, 8:56 am
I went to high school and university with Peter in London. I remember Pete's larger than life personality and his quick wit. He was always the smartest guy in the room and if you ever had the opportunity to debate an issue with Pete his final line was always....'the answer is self evident, I don't know why you can't see it". I have many fond memories from growing up with Peter.
My condolences to the family.
June 27, 2016, 10:43 am
I'm so sorry Wendy. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Bradley Gleed and Family
June 27, 2016, 1:06 pm
Most sincere condolences from our family to yours. We had the pleasure of knowing Peter through the squash community. He will be sadly missed.
June 27, 2016, 1:54 pm
MP and I offer our sympathies to Peter's family at the end of Peter's journey. I've many fond memories from time together at Sagemace hunting as well as the years we spent on the Sagemace Board of Directors. Peter always, always spoke highly of his family - clearly the most important facet of his life. Albeit short, Peter's life has been an inspiration to me and many others.
June 27, 2016, 2:36 pm
Wendy, I am touched by your loss at Peter's passing. May the wonderful memories you have of life with Peter sustain you in this time of great loss.
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Chris \"Movati C Team\"
June 28, 2016, 10:32 am
Our team would like pass on our condolences to the McDonald family. We remember Peter playing at the 5 spot and or course his son Hugh who quickly went on to the
A/B team. I saw the obituaries yesterday and we are very sorry to hear of Pete’s fate.
Movati "C Team"
St.George\'s Public School
June 28, 2016, 1:42 pm
We are thinking of you and your entire family at this time. Please know that you are all in our thoughts.
Your face lit up with love each time we asked you about Pete.
With love and sympathy, the staff and students at St.George's Public School.
June 28, 2016, 2:13 pm
Dear Wendy and family,
It's been a long time since our days at Western and almost as long since we last saw each other but, when I think of Pete, the first thing that comes to mind is still crystal clear: joyfulness and laughter.
Thinking of you.
June 28, 2016, 2:41 pm
For many years, Chris Lewis and I played Ted Collins and Pete a regular game of doubles including many battles in the London Squash Club's TGIF events. Pete always played with intensity and determination. When the door closed inside the court Pete was a fierce competitor. Outside the court, the camaraderie and joviality with Pete is something I'll always remember.
June 28, 2016, 9:25 pm
Wendy, so sorry to hear about your loss. We are all thinking of you and all of your family during this time. Take care of yourself .
June 29, 2016, 1:57 pm
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I never had the honour of meeting Pete, but from what you shared I know that you and he made a great team. My condolences to you and your family.
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