West, Dr. Peter Templar

West, Dr. Peter Templar

May 16th, 2018

Passed to the arms of our Lord on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Peter leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years Verona (nee Chappell), his children Bruce West (Karen), Anne Stannard (the late Steve), Susan Beringer (Ron) and is predeceased by his son Paul (1985). Peter was born in St. Helier, Jersey Island, U.K. and lived through the war years in Yorkshire, England. The family immigrated to Canada in 1947. Peter worked as an announcer on radio in Owen Sound and as a broadcaster and producer in television in Sault Ste. Marie for 14 years. Dr. West received his Ph.D. from Western University and ran a Children’s Mental Health Centre in Chatham for 7 years, before returning to London where he was in private practice until he retired. He was Master of Acacia Lodge #580 in 1992 and President of Mocha Oriental Band in 2017. He was a member of Mocha’s Ritualistic Cast, and associate member of the Lambeth Legion. Dr. West’s body has been willed to the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 7:00–9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London where the Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Kirk Harper from Forest City Community Church officiating. A Masonic Service under the auspices of St. Paul’s Lodge #107 will be conducted in the funeral home on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Peter are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program. Please consider giving the gift of life by donating blood. 

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Michael & Margot LutesOur sincere condolences to Peter's Family and 1992 Masters and Ladies. As a 1992 Master of Tuscan Lodge #195, Margot and I travelled throughout London East and West Districts with Peter and Verona and our companion 1992 Masters and Ladies. Peter had an infectious smile and chuckle. He adored Verona and cared for her for as long as he was able. His devotion to her was well known. Our 1992 Masters' group is getting smaller but those who are no longer with us will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Peter.
Isabelle OldfordMy late husband and I met Peter and Verona nearly 20 years ago. We met belonging to a walking group at Indian Creek Park, Fort Myers, FL., where we spent the winter months. Peter was the founder of our happy hour group "The Fun Bunch" who met every Tuesday for food and drinks. He entertained everyone with his beautiful singing voice. We went on many cruises as a group. He and Verona held all of our Halloween parties at their home here in Fl. where we had great fun. Condolences to his wonderful family whom we all met at Peter and Verona's 50th Wedding anniversary celebration. It was a wonderful time. I will always remember Peter as I have one of his discs where he sings great love songs. He was a devoted and loving husband. Farewell, dear friend, Peter.
Doug and Carol JaquesOur sincere condolences to Verona and family on the loss of our friend Peter, a husband,Father and Grand Father who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. We met Peter and Verona in Indian Creek Park, Fort Myers, Florida where they had a walking group and we were also a member of their Tuesday afternoon fun bunch and enjoyed a few Caribbean Cruises in their company. May he rest in peace.
Lee Warr & Elaine MadrzykowskiTo The West family: You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. We have been friends for a good many years. Walking with Wanda was our first encounter. Many Happy Hours, many retirees skits. Your dad was our Tutu girl.The happiest one was when we celebrated your parents 50th wedding anniversary. Elaine and Lee
Bill & Joan ToskoTo Peter's family: Joan and I met Peter and Verona when we moved to Indian Creek Park in 2004. We had many many good times together , especially walking around several towns in Tuscany, Italy several years ago. Peter was a unique individual and Verona was a perfect match for him. We know he loved her deeply. We miss them both and you all have our sympathy.
David &Shirley PrymmerTo Peters children; we met you dad at Indian Creek Park we've known him and your mom for 15 years, lots of good times we love them both. They were very helpful when we lost our son. we loved the Halloween parties and our happy hours with them, he will be missed, and forever in our hearts. God Bless your family Dave and Shirley Prymmer
David &Shirley PrymmerTo Peters children; we met you dad at Indian Creek Park we've known him and your mom for 15 years, lots of good times we love them both. They were very helpful when we lost our son. we loved the Halloween parties and our happy hours with them, he will be missed, and forever in our hearts. God Bless your family
Paul & Jean MarchOur sincere condolences to Bruce, Ann, Susan and families and a hug for Verona. We have so many great memories of our winters in Fort Myers, FL spent with Peter and Verona and our group of friends. For almost 20 years we walked almost everyday with the group or the two of them and went on many great trips together. Many people come in and out of your life and we are glad Peter was in ours, we will miss you friend. God Bless Paul & Jean
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