Passed away peacefully on May 27, 2024, at the age of 91 years, at the Collingwood Nursing Home.  He was the son of the late Gijsbertus “Gilbert” and Teuntje (nee Schmidt).  Beloved husband of the late Jean (nee Taylor).  Loving father of David (Mae), and Pete (the late Patricia).  Grandfather of Jon (Britt), Michelle (Trevor), Samantha, David (Ariel), Chris (Lisa), Peter (Victoria), Paul (Mindy), Bern (Taylor), Jacob (Katey), Caley, and to many great-grandchildren.  Dear brother of Jocoba “Coby” of Waddinxveen, Dirk (Hendrika) of Innisfil, Elizabeth (Kees) of Waddinxveen, Joke (Wilhem) of Zevenhuizen.  Peter will also be remembered by many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

In his younger years, Peter enjoyed farming.  Peter immigrated from Holland to Canada in 1952 to start a new life.  He had a passion for his Harley motorcycle and continued riding it late into his life until he could no longer do so.  Peter always put his family first and worked very hard throughout his life.

A Graveside Service was held at Mount Saint Louis Roman Catholic Cemetery, in Hillsdale.  Online memories and condolences may be shared at www.peacefultransition.ca.