In Memory of Peter John Crosier
Passed away suddenly Sunday night on August 21, 2022, we lost our love one to a cardiac event at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa. Firstly, a tremendous thanks to all the medical professionals who cared for him over the years.
Peter was the firstborn son of Archibald and Joy Crosier. A cap gun cowboy child of the 1950’s, dad grew up in southern Ontario basking in the love of the best family a boy could have. He spoke of this time in idyllic tones, with his family and beloved Uncle George and Aunt Alpha as well as his cousins Jean and Donna. In the late 60’s Toronto region he would meet and marry my mother (Jane Rioux) and have my brother Matthew. They moved to Ottawa, where I (Benjamin) was born. Now everyone was together again. My dad’s three brothers with their spouses Kim(Liz), Jonathan(Petra) and Jeremy(Nadine), and in time, their children (Rebecca, Jeffrey, Jessica, Emily, Sara and Ashley). My brother would marry, (Valerie) and Peter became a grandfather. (Catherine, Alexander and Tessa).
As a young man, dad took us on many exuberant family vacations and outings that were inevitably punctuated by an element of comedic chaos (generally appreciated only in retrospect). There was the time we canoed into the shipping lane of the St. Lawrence River, where a tanker was kind enough to sound the ship horn for us. Dad did ride out the waves, but there were ripple effects with my mom later. Another vacation saw us accidentally run the border back into Canada. Again, we were kindly corrected.
In her early 60’s my mom was stricken with cancer. My dad cared for her with a competency and tenderness that revealed him to me in an even brighter light.
By the grace of God, my father was blessed to later open a second chapter to his life. He met and wed Carmen (Zugor) and instantly fit in with her close-knit family. Indeed, it is the grievance and resolve of Carmen’s wonderful family through which I discern the impact my dad had on their lives. Carmen’s children, Bernie, Monica (James) and Erika (Andrew) and her grandchildren Syndyl, Brendan, Brianna, Raydin, Kanin, Landen and Logan all adored their ‘ Grandpa Peter’ and miss him a great deal.
The Mackey and Bailey families were most cherished cousins and part of my dad’s entire life. We would also like to thank his great friend and confidant Manfred for always helping and supporting Peter even now as he makes sure Peter’s final wishes are met.
Dad, I’m going to put on some Elvis and have a late breakfast today in your honor. I will remember us talking about movies, cars, politics, and history. Then, I will try to recollect what you told me
about how the world should really run. We love you and miss you so much. Goodbye Dad, Peter, Uncle & Grandpa.
The Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 at 1 p.m. in the Heritage Funeral Complex Chapel, located at 1250 Trim Rd, Orléans, ON, K4A-3P7.
Peter was one of the most caring, loving, considerate person we have ever had the privilege to meet and then we were finally blessed to become part of his family and the name Grandpa Peter quickly became famous!
He opened his heart and door and let us in with open arms. His generosity and love was plentiful and he would smile from ear to ear when we all filled his house while celebrating a special occasion as he loved having friends and family over.
We all will miss your long stories, your contagious laugh all while enjoying a cold beer. Peter you may not be here with us in person, but we feal your spirit with us and our thoughts of you and our love for you are and will remain endless.
May your soul rest in God’s gentle hands.
Love Monica, James, Syndyl, Raydin & Kanin
Words can’t express the loss we all feel, now that you have passed. You were and always will be in our hearts. Thank you for loving us all and being so welcoming. We shared a lot of wonderful times, & had lots of laughs. I thank you immensely from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for me & my children. We all miss you & love you lots & forever.
Rest In Peace Peter🙏❤️
All our sympathies to you Jeremy and Nadine and your three girls. May he rest in peace.
I always looked forward to our foot care visits. We shared many laughs, your sense of humour was infectious. I shall miss you XO
Dearest Carmen (and all the family) you are in my thoughts during this most difficult time.
Elvis music will hold an even more special place in my heart from now on Peter. I know that you are dancing in heaven.
Many fond memories in days gone by of football games at Lake Scugog or Big Rideau cottages. My parents loved having Peter, Jane and you at the cottage for visits.
Our sympathies for you and your family. Our sympathies also to Carmen and family.