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Ann Peers

Ann Peers

August 18, 2010

Ann Peers
Peers, Dr. Ann; Ed.D. M.Ed. B.A. C.C.P. Died peacefully, at Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Ann (Chapman) Peers of Mount Forest in her 75th year. Beloved wife of Gerald Peers. Adored mother of Dave Peers and Angie Olive & husband Jim of Chicago, IL. Devoted grandmother of Luke and Jake. Predeceased by infant son Sandy Peers and parents Wilma & Robert Chapman. Ann was born in Lindsay, Ontario. Graduated from Ontario Ladies College, was successful in obtaining her Bachelors Degree, Masters of Education Degree, and a Doctorate Degree of Education from University of Toronto. Ann had a wide network of friends and colleagues. Ann served in various capacities, a devoted mother, Teacher, Review Officer, Labor Mediator and Commissioner for the Pay Equity Commission of Ontario. After retirement she owned and operated her own Consulting Business (Peers Chapman Associates Inc.) Cremation has taken place. Friends may call at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial service will be celebrated at St. Pauls Anglican Church, Mount Forest on Saturday August 21st at 11:00a.m. Floral tributes welcome, Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Patient Services or Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at hendrickfuneralhome.com


Dear Gerry and Family, I just returned from a trip and heard of Ann's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. Ann will always be remembered for her warmth, intellect and humour. I had the pleasure of working with/for Ann for several years and know she will be missed by the many she touched. Our deepest sympathies, Lynn, Mel and Caitlin.

— Lynn Burkart, September 7, 2010

Dear Dave, I was sorry to hear the news of your Mom's passing. Our Mom's are undoubtedly our 'biggest fans' and it is always difficult to lose them. Please know that good thoughts and prayers are going out to you and your family at this difficult time from so many people........especially your BNI family. Please don't hesitate to ask if there is anything at all we can do. Hoping you and your family are comforted at this time. Brenna Morrison

— Brenna Morrison, August 23, 2010

Angie, I returned from vacation to hear the sad news of the passing of your Mom. Your happy memories will last forever and help to keep her close to you. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care. Holley

— Holley Taylor, August 23, 2010

Angie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Sharon Tucker

— Sharon Murphy Tucker, August 22, 2010

Gerry—I'm broken hearted. You and Anne were so much a part of my growing up. To lose her is to lose something of myself. I can't imagine how hard it must be for you to not have Anne by your side. But please know that we are thinking of you and are just a call away. If you want to talk (202-468-7557) I'm here. I love you and you are in my prayers. Keith

— Keith Bellows, August 22, 2010

Dear Angie and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. We pray that the good memories will help you all through this difficult time. We send our prayers and best wishes to you and your family. In sympathy, Doug, Amy, Stephen and Bradley Auw

— The Auw Family, August 22, 2010

Gerry and Family, John, the girls and myself were saddened to hear of the passing of Ann on Wednesday. We can only hope you draw strength from knowing that we are all thinking of you at this time. It was unfortunate that we were out of town this week and have only just now returned home. Please accept our condolences - we will be in touch soon. Always, Tali, John, Taija and McKenna McGovern

— Tali and John McGovern, August 21, 2010

Dear Peers Family, I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Ann Peers. Ann was always so kind to Angie and Dave's many friends. The fond memories I have of the entire Peers family will stay with me forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Christian Osborne

— Christian Osborne, August 21, 2010

May God bless and strengthen you all . May you find comfort and strength from this moment during these difficult days. Our sincere love, David & Family.

— David& Vena Haynes, August 21, 2010

Dear Dave, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sadness. May you cherish the Love and Memories forever! Kathy Alikiotis , Milton, Ontario

— Kathy Alikiotis, August 21, 2010

Dear Gerry: (The first attempt disappeared before I sent it, so I'll try again). Brem and I were sorry to read the obituary for Ann in the Globe and Mail. We remember her as such a warm and lovely person. Time has a way of passing too quickly, and we regret that we had lost contact with you and Ann. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family at this very sad time. We send you our deepest sympathy. Most sincerely, Brem and Marny

— Marny and Brem Green, August 20, 2010

The Next Place Written by: Warren Hanson The next place that I go will be as peaceful and familiar as a sleepy summer Sunday and a sweet, untroubled mind. And yet... it won’t be anything like any place I’ve ever been… or seen… or even dreamed of in the place I leave behind. I won’t remember getting there. Somehow I’ll just arrive. But I know that I belong there and will feel much more alive than I ever felt before. I will be absolutely free of the things I held on to that were holding on to me. The next place that I go will be so quite and so still that the whispered song of sweet belonging will rise up to fill the listening sky with joyful silence, and with unheard harmonies of music made by no one playing like a hush upon a breeze. There will be no room for darkness in that place of living light, where an ever-dawning morning pushes back the dying night. The next place that I go I will finally be perfect. I will be without a flaw. I will never make one more mistake or break the smallest law. And the me that was impatient, or was angry or unkind, will simply be a memory. The me I left behind. I will travel empty-handed. There is not a single thing I have collected in my life that I would ever want to bring except… The love of those who loved me, and the warmth of those who cared. The happiness and memories, and magic that we shared. Though I will know the joy of solitude… I’ll never be alone. I’ll be embraced by all the family and friends I’ve ever known. Although I might not see their faces, all our hearts will beat as one, and the circle of our spirits will shine brighter than the sun. I will cherish all the friendship I was fortunate to find, all the love and all the laughter in the place I leave behind. All these good things will go with me. They will make my spirit glow. And that light will shine forever in the next place that I go. With Love, Pattiwayne deGroot

— Pattiwayne deGroot, August 20, 2010

Dear David and family, We are very sad to hear of the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Kim Francis and Chad Corrigan.

— Kim Francis, August 20, 2010

We are very sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

— Sherry Allen, August 20, 2010

Dear Gerry Dave and Angie. A little trip down memory lane… My keen feelings with Aunt Ann grew with her strong ability to relate to young people…her nieces. Moving around in her kitchen she would create scrumptious food and let us feel at home to share in the experience. O.K. in the late 60's she was a little surprised when I insisted it was alright to touch the glass top stove element to see which burner was hot! Ann took it in stride and calmly let me know that I liked a 'quick and steep learning curve'. Always an interest of hers, we would discuss my future plans. Ann would make me feel like a whole person, be interested in my goals and aspirations…but skip the pretenses she would say…'who needs that crap anyway'. I loved her boisterous contagious laughter that would carry us on to the next chapter. Ann had many chapters in her life. Carrying herself into the business world after achieving her doctorate and continuing her studies …after… raising her family. Ann impressed on me her insatiable ability to love people for who they are and build human rights with dignity. Bravo!!!! I loved the strength and perseverance that she portrayed through her life. Ann will stay in my heart as a women, an aunt, that exemplified generosity of building people up for who they really are. Heaps of love, Karin

— Karin van der Heyden-Thomas, August 20, 2010

Gerry - Meg has just told me of Ann's passing. She has fond memories of working with Ann years ago, and while I never had the pleasure of meeting her, I want to let you know that I remember you well. My thoughts are with you and your family in this sad time.

— beth sale (MacTaggart), August 20, 2010

Dear Gerald: I have been on holiday and only learned today of Ann's passing. I am so sorry to hear of your loss and of such a wonderful person. I am so glad that I did see the both of you late Spring. I will miss the great times we had together and her loss will be very difficult. If I can be of help in any way, please be in touch. I will be happy to make a donation on Ann's behalf to Cancer Patient Services. You will certainly be in my thoughts and I know the many great memories you have of your time together will be of comfort to you. Sincerely, Terry Marklevitz

— Terry Marklevitz, August 20, 2010

For almost 30 years, I have had the privilege of knowing Ann and the Peers Family. The perfect role model for any young woman - I will always remember Ann for her sense of adventure, thirst for knowledge and love for her family and friends. I will always smile when I think of her and feel blessed to have known her. All my love, Sue

— Sue Watt \\\\\\\\, August 20, 2010

Dear Angie and Family, We're very sorry about the loss of your mother. I hope all your wonderful memories of her will keep her close to you and help you and your family get through this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies. Love, Lynn, Randy and family

— Lynn Weinberg, August 20, 2010

Please accept my condolences. I know this is a very difficult time for the entire family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers every day.

— Candice Watt, August 20, 2010

Our deepest condolences to the family of Ann Peers. She and her family were true friends when Sue's mother died, a real blessing. Sincerely, Peter and Maureen Watt

— Maureen & Peter Watt (father of Sue Watt), August 20, 2010

Gerry, David and Angie, So sorry to hear about Ann's passing. I remember her vividly and especially her support and friendship during Mom's illness What a loss...she will be missed (and remembered) by so many. I really wish I could be there tomorrow but unfortunately I will not be able to attend. However, Kyle will be there and rest assured we will all be thinking of you and remembering Ann.

— Lindsay Bellows Damecour, August 20, 2010

Dear Gerry John and I were saddened to read about Ann in the paper yesterday. It took us back to happy days on Balmoral. Ann had quite an outstanding career and will be missed by those with whom she worked but she will be missed especially by you, Dave and Angie,her family. Our heartfelt condolences to you. Jean and John

— John and Jean Whitten, August 20, 2010

We are sorry to hear about your loss. Out thoughts are with and your family during this difficult time. Stacey and Barry

— Barry & Stacey Lieberman, August 20, 2010

Dear Angie, Jim, Luke, Jake and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Angie your Mom was a lot of fun to have around, we only met her a few time's but when we did see her it was always a fun event and there was always desert! We will be thinking about you and hope that this time that you have with your family, sharing happy memories of your mom/nana will bring you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The LaCombe's

— Mike, Laura, Matt and George, August 20, 2010

Our Prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Please accept our apologizes for not being there. Even though I am not directly related to Anne Peers, I have always considered her to be my Aunt. I will always remember Auntie Ann as being a lively caring and easy person to talk to. I have very fond memories of swimming in her pool when she lived on Ford Drive in Oakville when the whole family would get together for a barbeque. I will miss her bright and optomistic outlook on life. Her glass was always full.

— Ann Vanderheyden, Carolyn and Denny Faire, August 19, 2010

Uncle Jerry, Dave & Angie Our thoughts and love are being sent to you at this sad time. Aunt Ann was a beautiful, fun and joyous person who was filled with laughter and joie de vie. She demonstrated her love and loyalty to her friends and family with passion each time we were able to see and spend time with her. She loved life and celebrated it as often as she could with all of us. She was a wonderful and special person and we will miss her very much. Dierdre, Linda and Bill

— Dierdre, Linda and Bill, August 18, 2010

Gerry, Dave & Bea, Angie & family, So sorry to hear of Ann's passing. You all did what you could possibly could do and did it well. Ann was well loved and appreciated by her loved ones. Thnking of all of you in this trying time. Kate Wick (Bayshore)

— Kate Wick, August 18, 2010

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P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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