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Visitation

Visitation by appointment at Harris Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 23 from 4-7 pm; RSVP to 519-433-7253.

Service

Private family service in the funeral home and interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Donations

Memorial contributions to the Boys and Girls Club of London or the Humane Society would be appreciated. Click DONATIONS at the right side of your computer screen to place an online contribution. By mail, send your donation to Boys and Girls Club of London Foundation, 184 Horton Street East, London, ON Canada N6B 1K8 or London Humane Society, 624 Clarke Road, London, ON, N5V 3K5

 

Peter Maurice

Death Notice

Peter Charles Maurice
July 12, 1937 - March 14, 2021

It is with a heavy heart that I regret to inform you that my father Peter Maurice, passed away at University Hospital in London. He was a remarkable man and a great father. When I was a young boy he was at every hockey game and practice which made me feel very important. Whenever I asked him for help with homework he was always there to teach me from first principles. (I just wanted the answer). As adults we grew to be best friends and talked daily about topics that would usually only interest us.

As a man he lived a remarkable life. He grew up East of Adelaide on Quebec St. in a broken home. He met my mother when they were young, and was taken in by my Grandmother as a member of the McGrath family. My Grandmother created a home filled with love. That was all he needed to become the greatest man I have ever known. At 16 he worked on the railroad swinging hammers and shoveling coal into the steam engines. He became big and strong. He was a voracious reader and good at school and earned himself an academic scholarship to The University of Western Ontario as an engineer. He or my mom's family had no means so a scholarship was his only route to university. I followed in his footsteps as a graduate engineer from Western where he gave me my ring in the iron ring ceremony. He at 5' 10" made the Western Football team as a defensive end. After graduation he followed his feelings and ended up in banking. Although trained as an engineer by the time he turned 50 he had become President of Canada Trust (soon to be TD Canada Trust). Is that not a remarkable life! He was the smartest wisest person I ever knew! From his upbringing he was also very tough. I think the best advice he ever gave me was "You have everything you ever wanted in your life right now because if you had wanted more you would of put in the effort to get it”. Looking at his life who could argue?

I LOVE YOU DAD!

Predeceased by his beloved wife Beverley Ann Maurice (McGrath). Lovingly remembered by his son Jonathan and wife Sarah Smith, grandson Zachary, and his sister Joanne Crichton.

Visitation by appointment at Harris Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 23 from 4-7 pm; RSVP to 519-433-7253. Private family service in the funeral home and interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Boys and Girls Club of London or the Humane Society would be appreciated.