Perry, Peter Frederick Joseph (Jr.)

Perry, Peter Frederick Joseph (Jr.)

November 21st, 2020

Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, November 21, 2020, surrounded by his family and friends, in both presence and prayers, at the age of 38, after a brave battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Michelle Marcus Perry. Survived by his father Peter J. Perry and stepmother Barbara J. Perry; his mother Donelda Jane Riley and stepfather Dan Riley. Loving brother of Rose Cora Perry (Tyler Randall); stepbrother of Jason Begley (Emily), Luke Begley (Dana), and Tim Begley. Proud uncle of Elianna, Brennan, Theo, Teagan, Hunter, Emma, Jack, Maverick, and D’Angelo. Dear son-in-law of Moni and Kai Marcus; and brother-in-law of Michael Marcus (Carolina). Cherished nephew of Marianne Perry (Bud), Barbara Perry (Nick), Randy Butcher (Brenda), John Beighton (Kelly), Joanne Overton (Mark), Campbell Seeber, Grace Cottle and Fern Becker. Missed by his cousins: Allison Seeber (Richard), Joseph Seeber (Heather), Randi Butcher (Andrew), Mitchell Butcher, Margaret Beighton, Emily Whalen, Morgan Overton, David Cottle; and by his many extended family members and friends.

Those who had the pleasure of knowing Pete will remember him as an intelligent, sweet, sensitive and fun-loving man who was big on family and tradition. His positivity, strength, kindness and courage – even in the face of adversity – will no doubt inspire others for years to come. Countless photos of him enjoying time on the lake at the cottage with his dear friends like Everett and his family, point to his deep love of fishing; the favourite shared hobby of his father. He and his sister were bound together by a passion and talent for music and guitar playing, with numerous debates on which bands rocked the hardest. His good friend Barry also shared the same passion for music with Pete. Michelle and Pete enjoyed being out in nature, taking peaceful walks, and partaking in team sports like curling. Pete had some incredible athletic accomplishments, such as bench pressing 365 Ibs at a body weight of 170 Ibs and also repping out 235 Ibs 29 times. Also, Pete accomplished a first degree black belt in goju-ryu karate along with his sister Rose.  Hitting the slopes with his family was his favourite winter sport. He dreamed big like his parents and accomplished much in his short time with us, including becoming a professional in not one but two trades: a plumber and a gas fitter. Pete also loved animals and was the proud pet parent of several pups and fish as both a child and adult. While his spirit is now up in heaven, his memory will live on forever. We love you Pete. Thank you for all the incredible ways in which you touched our lives.

A private Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. George Roman Catholic Church, London on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 11:00 am. Livestream will be available at In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Pete are asked to contribute to St. George Roman Catholic Church - Parish Thanksgiving Appeal, 1164 Commissioners Road, London, ON N6K 1C7. 


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Joan YoungRest in peace Pete. John and I regret not getting to know Pete better.
Kelly Smith Dear Pete, I never had the honour to meet you in person but I know your parents and beloved sister. They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and your life is a glowing example of that. You are accomplished, active, fun loving and kind. The most important things to you are family and friends, even furry and fishy ones. My knowledge of your family shows me that by both nature and nurture you are a reflection of them all. I know how deeply proud they are of you, how deeply they love you and how deeply they miss you. I am so glad that they had 38 years to share with you and vice versa. However I know that they and others who knew and loved you would give anything for another 38 years with you... and then 38 years more after that. As a friend of mine said at his father's passing, "it's not where you go, it's where you stay". Although I believe it's important where we go after this life, it's equally important where we stay. Pete, you stay. You stay in the love, respect, admiration and joyous memories of your family, friends and community. You left a legacy of staying in the best place of all... their hearts, minds and souls. Praying for strength and peace for all who knew and loved you, -kelly smith
Julie BarbosaMy dearest condolences to the Perry Family and those Pete cherished in his life. May God surround you all and give you strength, but surround your thoughts with wonderful cherished memories.
Bev JonesDeepest condolences to the entire Perry family. Take comfort knowing that Pete is out of pain and in the arms of Jesus. Rest In Peace Pete Love Bev and Doug Jones
Magdy BoghdadySincerest condolences to Michelle Marcus and the Perry family. Pete was a bright light that shined for a short while but reached far into our hearts. Rest in peace dear Pete. May the Lord grant us trust and hope in eternal reunion.
bryan murphyPeter shocked!!!!The memories fishing cottage skiing.Pete was a great kid adult period. As you taught me SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS> MURPH
Campbell McPheeI offer my sincere condolences ... so sorry for your loss. I met Peter several times and always enjoyed his company. May he rest in peace.
Corey CabralMy sincerest condolences to the Perry family and friends. I was honored to have worked with Pete and was able to be around such a kind warm gentle and caring soul. His positivity and passion for life and all of the small beautiful moments in it always stood out to me and I know anyone who crossed paths with Pete always picked up on this. You will be missed my friend and have taught us all a lesson in perseverance and enjoying life to its fullest.
Colin WI have no words Pistol. You were a brother to me for a few years. Some of the best years. See ya in a while. Cobra out
Brian and Cheryl FenlonOur deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Peter and family.
Mitzi HowardYou will be missed bud. Condolences to the entire Perry family. From all of us here at R & B Airtech.
Andrew YoussefTo Michelle Marcus and the Perry Family we are truly sorry for your loss. Even though we did not have the honour of knowing him it is obvious that Pete was an example of someone that not only lived life to the fullest but loved to the fullest. We pray that Michelle and the Perry's will have healing and peace as you grieve the loss of your beloved Pete.
Myra & Nabih MikhailDear Michelle We wish you courage to endure this difficult period. We didn't get the chance to meet Pete, but your online wedding celebration last July were moving and clearly demonstrated the special bonding that tied your souls. We pray for you knowing that once the separation pain subsides, his special memories will always light your soul.
Camil & Pam YoussefTo Michelle and the Perry family, May God bring you comfort in the coming days and weeks as you work through your deep loss of Pete, a husband and a son. We will always remember the joy of sharing in the virtual wedding and reception back in July and were very touched by the loving spirit emanating from Pete as well as his courage.
Dan holdenPete I cant believe it still. I miss working along side you never a dull day. You were an amazing person with a heart of gold no one could ever compare to your kindness and caring of those close to you. Till we meet on the other side miss you ky friend
Kimberley FowlerMichelle and family, We are so deeply sorry for your loss and grateful for the happiness that Pete brought to your life. Hold tight to your memories and we hope that his love will carry you through this difficult time. Love, Kim and Justin
Raef & Beverley DaoudTo Michelle, The Marcus and the Perry Families we send you our sincerest condolences. We thank the Lord for bringing Peter into Michelle's life and the happiness Peter brought to Michelle.
jean kemplingso sorrry for your loss Peter. May God comfort you during this difficult time
Reg and Kath Barsoum & family We loved Pete’s easy smile and witty sense of humour. He radiated warmth and his caring mannerism made one feel good just being around him. Michelle, you were brightness and pure love to him - that was plain for all to see. A couple truly smitten with each other. Our deepest condolences. We are here for you, Michelle. xoxoxo
Moni & Kai MarcusDear Michelle The last few years Pete showed us how much he was in love with you and how he was dedicated t0 you. He is now resting in heaven without pain. We hope that his memories give comfort and Joy. Dad and Mom
Jeffrey WoodsMy deepest and most sincerely condolences to you and your family Peter. I'm am at a loss for words and can only imagine the sorrow you and your family are feeling. I know how much you love and how proud you are of Peter. My thoughts are with you and your family. Stay strong my friend and always embrace and cherish the memories of Peter.
Gabriela WellsOur deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Peter and family. Although we never met, your dad spoke so highly of you. Rest in peace, The Wells family
Debbie and Gary McCumberOur heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the members of Peter's families. We learned about his struggles through Peter Sr., his proud father. May the memories of his life be cherished and a source of comfort for all.
Monica and PatrickTo our dear Michelle, to the Perry family, and to to Pete's close friends: our sincere condolences for your loss. All of you are in our prayers this week as we pray for Pete's soul and for those he left behind. We never really got to know Pete, but Peter Sr.'s wonderful words taught us something about our brother in Christ and his moving story. We pray for consolation, peace and serenity in these difficult times for all affected by Pete's departure. May God keep him close always and fill him with the joy that never ends!
Michael, Carolina and D'Angelo MarcusMichelle, the bond that you and Pete shared will forever be with you as will his strength. The loss of a loved one is never easy, may the love and care of all the people around you fill you with hope and let the good memories you built together warm your heart. D'Angelo will remember those moments they shared together playing in the park, walking Lucy, and playing with the big piles of leaves in Woodstock. We are here for you with our open hearts. Our deepest condolences to Pete's family and friends, may the Lord give you strength in this difficult time.
Adam HanPete, while I didn't have the honor to meet you in person, I can see from Michelle's facebook postings and pictures how a wonderful person and husband you are, rest in peace.
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