Passed away on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022. He was born January 9th, 1947 in Den Haag (Schevening) South Holland, The Netherlands to the late Pieter de Weerd and the late Maria van Klavern. He leaves in mourning; his wife Monique; children Peter James and Michelle Burbidge (Nigel); his step-children Sylvain (Melanie), Denis (Elvina) and Francine; his grandchildren, Scott, Kayla, Alley and Madelyn; his great-grandchildren, Katee, Paige, Evie, Brady and Gigi; his brothers John (Heather), Harry (Elizabeth) and his sister Maria Wieringa. Predeceased by his first wife Patricia Ann Burns and his sister Gerda Smit.
Before settling in the Ottawa area, Peter spent most of his life in the Toronto/Alliston area. His first career was in electronics where he retired in 2000 and then became a real estate agent from which he retired in 2021.
Peter also gave a lot of his time as volunteer with his church Bible Study groups, World Renew Disaster Relief Team and Laurentian Camp Cherith a non-denominational Children Christian Summer Camp.
Peter was also an amateur radio enthusiast. As an avid operator, in September 1992, he established contact with astronauts aboard the Endeavour Space Shuttle. However, his true passion was building amplifiers, antenna etc… to optimize radio operation for himself and his ham radio friends. His call name was VE3DEW.
The family wishes to thank the Champlain Palliative Medical Team who worked professionally and endlessly to make his last 2 months as painless and comfortable as possible.
Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Calvary CRC Church, 3782 Russell Road, Ottawa, Ontario officiated by Reverend Pieter Heerema.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 30th, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. at Alliston CRC Church, 28 Downey Avenue, Alliston, Ontario.
Live stream of the Ottawa service will be available at calvarycrc.ca
In memory of Peter, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or your favorite charity would be greatly appreciated.
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Funeral arrangements in care of Hillcrest Funeral Home Ltd., 151 Bond Street, Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0 (866) 678-2001.