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Rea, Peter C. (Died on 11 Nov 2010)
appeared in Oakville Beaver, 17 Nov 2010, p. 30

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REA, Peter C. Shortly before 11am on Thursday November 11th in his 95th year after a brief illness. Predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Kathleen Grace (nee Mulligan), his brothers David and Fred and his granddaughter Amanda. He will be deeply missed by his sister Jocelyn, sons Michael ( Barbara) and Tony, his grandsons Matthew, Anthony, Tyler (Becky) and Mike and great grandchildren Boelare and Kalib. As a proud member of the Queens Own Rifles of Canada, he and many of his good friends were part of the first wave of soldiers to come ashore on D-Day, where he was severely wounded. After several months of recuperation, he returned to his regiment, and fought until the end of the war. In his 94 years, he showed all round athletic prowess, winning the first ever squash doubles championship at the Toronto Racquet Club and reaching the finals of the club championship at the Toronto Golf Club in 1962. For many years he was one of the lead batsmen for the Oakville Cricket Club and played a good game of tennis at the Oakville Club. In 1952, he moved to Oakville to manage the first branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia in that town. In the same year he bought the house that he lived in until a few days ago. He and Kay were both active in various charities within the Oakville community. In the final week of his life, he was still living in his own home, entertaining his family, playing a winning game of bridge at the local bridge club, watching a DVD on the fundamentals of music and wondering if the Leafs would ever win another hockey game. A celebration of Peters life will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 18th at St Judes Anglican Church, 160 William St., Oakville, ON., followed by a reception at the Oakville Club, 56 Water St. (near the church). In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Oakville Hospital Foundation. A Book of Memories may be signed at www.wardfuneralhome.com.

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17 Nov 2010
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11 Nov 2010
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    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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Rea, Peter C. (Died on 11 Nov 2010)