SCHWARTZ, Peter - Peacefully, surrounded by his family at Victoria Hospital on Thursday, May 4, 2017, Peter Hans Eugene Schwartz of London in his 76th year. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Karen (nee Lacey); children Heidi and her husband Jamie Lewis, Tanya and her husband Dave Johnston, all of Toronto; grandchildren Anabelle and Christopher Lewis. Predeceased by his parents Julia and Rolf Schwartz and brother Charlie Fricke. He will be dearly missed by his cousins, nieces and nephews, colleagues and friends. Peter attended the University of Western Ontario (now Western University) from which he graduated with a B.A. in 1964 when he received an Honour Award for his participation in many activities at the University and an LLB in 1968. During his time at Western Peter was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. After his call to the Bar in 1970 Peter joined the firm of Ivey & Dowler in London where he practiced corporate law as a senior partner for many years until he moved to the Harrison Pensa firm where he continued his active practice until his passing. For more than forty-seven years his devotion to the practice of law and his expertise in the field of corporate law was widely recognized by both his peers and his many clients. He acted as counsel to many London businesses and families, including the Peter Ivey Family, the Cuddy Family, Beaver Foods, Ellis Don and the London Economic Development Corporation, to name just a few. Peter was a long-time member of the London Club, the London Hunt Club and the Investors. For many years he served on the Board of Directors of Theatre London, the Parkwood Foundation and was a founding member of the Alumni Foundation of Western University. Peter had a special fondness for his "Silver Club" in Germany and the very meaningful relationships forged within the group. Peter had many health challenges during the last years of his life. He amazed his medical teams by his ability to overcome these issues despite overwhelming odds. He faced these challenges with strength, dignity and humour. Private family funeral and interment service. Friends are invited to a celebration of his life, which will be held at the London Hunt and Country Club, 1431 Oxford Street West on Wednesday, May 10 from 2-5 pm. Memorial contributions to the London Regional Cancer Program would be appreciated. Special thanks to his oncology teams and the nursing staffs at Victoria Hospital.
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