Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

 

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Harold Olu Peters, who passed away peacefully with his family at his side at Tuxedo Villa on January 2, 2019 at the age of 76. He was predeceased by his parents, David and Grace, his brothers Femi and Austen, and his sisters Funlayo and Lola. His legacy will live through his wife of 48 years Catherine, his children David (Andrea), Catherine-Grace (Sally) and Harold (Victoria) and his grandchildren, Kieran, Leah, Cora and Octavia.

Born in Aba, Nigeria in 1942, Harold received his early schooling at King’s College in Lagos, Nigeria before departing to London, England in 1960 to study law and was called to the bar at The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in 1965. Harold’s true calling later led him to Dublin, Ireland where he would meet his love Catherine and pursue a medical degree at Trinity College Dublin, graduating as Dr. Harold Olu Peters on December 10, 1970. Harold practiced medicine for 46 years to follow with a career that would eventually lead him and his young family to various rural communities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba before settling with his family in Winnipeg and finishing his career at a practice with the team at Riverwood Medical Centre.

Many thanks goes to Dr. Piotr Czaykowski and his staff at CancerCare Manitoba and to the caring staff at Tuxedo Villa, in particular to those in station 2 and the physiotherapy team who helped us provide care for Dad in the final months of his life.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 7 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vital Parish, 1629 Pembina Highway.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Harold’s name to CancerCare Manitoba (cancercare.mb.ca) or to the Alzheimer Society Manitoba (alzheimer.mb.ca).

 

E.J. COUTU & CO. FUNEAL DIRECTORS

680 Archibald Street

204-253-5086

ejcoutu.ca

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  • Jordana & Brendan Hughes Posted January 4, 2019 4:21 pm

    Dear Catherine-Grace and family,
    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. May your fond memories with him help you during this difficult time. Take care,
    Brendan & Jordana

  • Briony Posted January 4, 2019 5:07 pm

    Sending love and strength to the Peters clan, what a legacy he leaves behind. May you find much comfort in the memories of your times together xx

  • Kathy and Joe Nowell Posted January 4, 2019 5:41 pm

    Dear Catherine, our thoughts are with you and Sally and your family at this time. Your father must have been a great man to have such a loving and wonderful daughter like you. May your memories of your Dad make this sad time a little easier and in the future. Joe and Kathy Nowell

  • Marjorie Mikliechuk Posted January 4, 2019 5:47 pm

    My thoughts are with you Catherine-Grace and family.

  • Fern & Jeannette Labossierr Posted January 4, 2019 5:59 pm

    Renee and family
    Sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband, father & grandfather.. our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

  • Jeannette& Fern Labossiere Posted January 4, 2019 6:03 pm

    Renee, sincere sympathy on the loss of your gentle & kind husband,father, & grandfather. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

  • Carolyn MacKenzie Posted January 4, 2019 6:18 pm

    My thoughts are with you all in this time of lose

  • Bridgene & Colman Raftery Posted January 4, 2019 6:43 pm

    Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time x

  • Basran Family Posted January 4, 2019 8:30 pm

    Mom, dad, and us siblings, we were all sad to hear about this news. Dr. Peters, Renee, and your family will always hold a special place in our heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Olukayode Oluwole Posted January 4, 2019 8:30 pm

    We loved you dearly. Rest in the bosom of the Lord.

  • David Olubiyi Peters Posted January 4, 2019 10:17 pm

    Rest In Peace Uncle Harold, we your nephews and nieces here in Nigeria would surely miss you. 🙏🏽

  • Pat & Leanne Thompson Posted January 4, 2019 11:04 pm

    Our sincere condolences…he will be missed at all the family gatherings. Rest in peace, Harold..

  • Aleander olufemi peters Posted January 5, 2019 12:26 am

    Dear uncle Harold we will surely miss u rest in peace

  • Dr. Timi Austen-Peters Posted January 5, 2019 2:47 am

    On behalf of all of your cousins here in Nigeria and the wider diaspora I want to offer my most profound condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you that are left behind. God will give you the strength to bear this irreparable loss..

  • Dr. Timi Austen-Peters Posted January 5, 2019 2:48 am

    On behalf of all of Harold’s cousins here in Nigeria and the wider diaspora I want to offer my most profound condolences to his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you that are left behind. God will give you the strength to bear this irreparable loss..

  • Dr. Timi Austen-Peters Posted January 5, 2019 5:36 am

    May he rest in peace. I just heard the sad news. May God grant you all the fortitude to bear this terrible loss and may God protect those of you left behind. On behalf of all of Harold’s cousins here in Nigeria and abroad, please accept my condolences.

  • Dr. Augustus Niyi Ogunbameru Posted January 5, 2019 8:58 am

    I remember fondly our discussions of numerous topics – life, religion, politics, sociology, philosophy, etc. at King’s College, Lagos, at the Bar Beach, or wandering about the streets of Lagos. You were always positive and strong in your belief that “everyone can make a success of his life”. You certainly did with yours. Rest in Peace, Harold!

  • Dr sunmolu Beckley Posted January 5, 2019 11:34 am

    Great loss of a very talented , introspective caring and highly principled human.Lots of good memories at King’s College and also the privilege of studying in Dublin and having him to discuss issues as they arose. I will always cherish those memories. He is at rest from his labours and is free from the challenges of life safely in the Lord’s embrace.Renee, please be assured we all feel for your loss. May he rest in peace

  • Janes and Adrienne Kelly Posted January 6, 2019 2:46 am

    Reenie David Catherine Grace and Harold (Jr)

    James and I would just like to say how saddened we were to hear about Harold’s passing. Lily always said he was a true gent and I’m so glad I got to meet him on some of your recent visits to Dublin. A fellow trinity medical graduate it was clear when I first met David and he joined James and I at the 400th trinity ball that he came from a loving family.

    All three of you have emulated your parents wonderful marriage of happiness fun and gentleness in your life partners and children. He surely does live on

    Well from Dublin’s fair city we wanted you to know your all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time candies have been lit and a mass will be said tomorrow in his honor so that we are with you in spirit

    Warmest regards and all our love

    Adrienne Janes Sam David and Sophie

  • Kyla Ray Posted January 6, 2019 6:18 pm

    Catherine-Grace and Sally,
    Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Hopefully time with family and celebrating your father’s life in the coming days will bring some peace and comfort to you all. Take care, Kyla.

  • Heather and Jay Posted January 6, 2019 9:06 pm

    We are so to hear about you loss. I know that this is a very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers to everyone. All of our love.

  • Patricia Thompson Posted January 7, 2019 9:40 am

    Memories are the keepsake of time that lives forever in our hearts.May your treasured memories bring solace at this difficult time Patricia Brian Heather and Jay.

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