Peter Buckley

Peter James Buckley

Wednesday, July 20th, 1938 - Sunday, June 7th, 2020
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JULY 20, 1938 – JUNE 7, 2020

Peacefully surrounded by his family, Peter James Buckley, of Tillsonburg, formerly of Toronto, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at the age of 81 years. Predeceased by his parents Peter and Winifred Buckley, his brother Joe Buckley, his sister Joan Legge and niece Mary Jo Morrissey. Proud Father of Maureen McLaughlin and her husband Ed, Linda McNairn, Peter Michael Buckley and his wife MaryTheresa, Paula Abbott and her husband Paul, David Matthew Buckley and his wife Christine. Loving Pop to Grandchildren Paul McLaughlin and his wife Mandy, Jennifer Barr, Ryan McNairn and his wife Sarah, Cameron McNairn and his wife Laura, David, Erin and Daniel Buckley, Jason Abbott and his wife Monica, Danielle Littlewood and her husband Matt, and Joshua and Matthew Buckley. Loving Pop to Great Grandchildren Tom and Evelyn McLaughlin, Charlotte, Penelope, Arthur and Harlow Barr, Lucy and Owen McNairn, Ava and Lincoln Abbott, and Amy Littlewood.
Peter grew up at 82 Greenwood Ave in Toronto with big brother Joey and big sister Joanie spending his teenage summers on Lake Simcoe at Willow Beach, where good times were shared together with family and friends including brother-in-law Paul Legge and cousin, Kathy Jarvis, among many others.
Along with the mother of his children, Mary Buckley (nee Goegebuer), they raised five children experiencing many adventures. Dad spent many hours in hockey arenas, baseball diamonds, teaching us all how to throw a football, how to dive into the pool and how to swim not to mention tackling Mt. Mansfield. Dad was instrumental in creating the fun cherished with family in Erin, at the farm, sweet 16 parties, family reunions and spontaneous sing alongs. Uncle Peter will be missed by his many loved nieces and nephews.
Peter was a salesman at Carlton Cards for 40 years where he had many good friends and associates in Toronto, Calgary and Windsor. He moved to Tillsonburg after his retirement where he became an active member at St. Mary’s Parish and volunteered at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
An avid Toronto Maple Leaf’s fan always waiting for the drought to end, “…and remember, Maple Leafs Forever!”
Due to current circumstances, a visitation and Mass of Christian Burial of Peter’s Life will be held when restrictions are lifted. Instead of flowers, the family has requested a donation in Peter’s name to St. Vincent de Paul or a charity of your choice and can be made through Ostrander’s Funeral Home in Tillsonburg who have been entrusted with Peter’s arrangements.
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Jean P Sandau

Posted at 02:52pm
I was so sorry to hear about Peter passing. Made me think of all the happy times and memories the Buckleys, Jarvis's and Smiths had together. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Love Pat

Michael Baker

Posted at 09:29am
The Buckley Family ...what a great family. I remember you well from the early days of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic School. Peter ... may you rest in peace. Yabba Dabba Doo!
Michael Baker - I shall pray for the repose of your soul & the well being of your family

Hilde Schelstraete

Posted at 03:09pm
Hello Peter-Mike, Maureen, Linda, David, Paula and family,

My mam and I are so sorry to hear the news of your father’s passing. I think I only met him once, but that is still a great memory. When I came over with Jan, I think it was in the summer of 2000, we have spent a night in his cabin on our way to Algonquin park. We had a lot of fun and big laughs. Your father was great amiable man and that evening I will always cherish.
But no matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and still hurts deeply
Our thoughts are with you in this days of mourning. Lots of love to all.
Hilde and Truda

Diane Burgesss

Posted at 07:31am
Maureen and family
So sorry to read of the loss of your father. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Wayne and Diane Burgess and family

Anne Masek

Posted at 09:05pm
Dear Peter, MT and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He must have been an amazing man to have raised such a wonderful son. Take care of each other, love from The Masek family

Moira Peacock Posted at 02:33pm

Googie- Sorry to hear about Pete. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Moira and Neil

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