Peter Buurma of Forest and Strathroy, formerly of the Netherlands died peacefully with family by his side in his 96th year at Strathmere Lodge in Strathroy.
Beloved husband of Jean. Peter and Jean were married and came to Canada in 1950. Peter & Jean raised their family of Harry (Shirley), Donald (1963), Harriet, Teresa (Alastair), and Joyce (Carlo). Peter leaves a legacy in his Grandchildren Glenn (Angela), Ross (Lisa), Bruce (Amy), Roger (Kate), Brian (Jessica), David, Stephanie (fiancé Josh), Eric, Charlie (Lydia), Ashley, Aleah, and Adam Buurma; Andrew(fiancé Laura), and Madeleine Cicchelli, and 29 Great Grandchildren, Kaylee, Austin, Marissa, Brandon, Shanna, Jared, Kelsey, Mason, Marcus, Megan, Jonathan, Kate, Travis, Monica, Nathan, Jenna, Abigail, Maisie, Addie, Allison, Benjamin, Brianna, Kyle, Kimberly, Dylan, Natalie, Andria, William, Weston.
A visitation will take place at Gilpin Funeral Chapel, 123 King Street East in Forest on Friday, February 7, 2020, from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm, with a third visitation taking place on Saturday, February 8, from 9:30am -10:30am at the Royal Canadian Legion, 58 Albert Street in Forest, followed by a service at 11am. Interment will take place at Beechwood Cemetery.
Special thanks to Strathmere Lodge in Strathroy for the care and compassion shown to Peter and his entire family. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated in Peter’s name to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital Foundation.
Arrangements are entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel, 123 King Street East in Forest, 519-786-4964. Please leave a memory or condolence online at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com