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
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