Obituary – Peter


Loran Clark Peter of Kincardine passed away surrounded by family on Monday, April 22, 2019, at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of the late Emma Elizabeth Peter (née Moffat).

Loran is survived by his daughters Connie Elizabeth Tersigni and her spouse Gino Tersigni of Orangeville and their daughters Mary Elizabeth (Francois) Tersigni-Paltrinieri of Ottawa (Alessandra, Valentina) and Sarah Julia (Michael Nicol) Tersigni (Frank); Marion Marlene Fairchild and her spouse Joseph Fairchild of Thibodaux, Louisiana, and their children Allan Edgar (Kandace) Brown of Owen Sound (Audrey, Lucas & Beau) and Laura Marion (Jeff Lenard) Brown of Cherry Hill, New Jersey; and Sandra Kae (James) Rackley of Southampton and their children Jennifer Elizabeth (Cameron) Treacy of Ilderton (Ella & Rylan) and Daniel James Peter (Jessica) Rackley of Ottawa (Spencer & Bennett).

Missed by his much loved companion Vera Orr, brother-in-law Bill Splan, sisters-in-law Agnes (Lloyd) Buckingham and Catherine (Jim) MacKenzie and by several nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Myrtle Peter, brother Howard Orville (Jessie) Peter and sister-in-law Evelyn Splan.

Loran’s family has long roots in Bruce County, with most arriving in the early years of settlement.  The 2012 Golden Jubilee medal recognized Loran’s lifelong commitment to his community, including leadership roles as school board trustee at the time of the KTTPS build, Bruce County Cattlemen’s Association chairman, International Plowing Match volunteer, Kincardine Agricultural Society executive, and Kincardine Township councillor.

Additionally, he found time to develop a girls’ softball team where he coached his three daughters.

Sitting on the Kincardine Hospital Board for 20 years was Loran’s longest and largest commitment.  He was tireless in fighting for better facilities, equipment and services for his hometown hospital, and was well-respected for his wisdom and guidance. The family has suggested that Loran would be best honoured by donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation due to this long-time commitment to its enhancements.

Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, where the funeral service to celebrate Loran’s life was held at 12 p.m., with Rev. Gord Dunbar officiating.

Final resting place: Kincardine Cemetery.

Portrait and memorial available online at

Obituary – Peter was last modified: May 1st, 2019 by Dianna Martell

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