Peter Clancy
Peter Clancy

Obituary of Peter James Clancy

Peter departed this earth on February 25th, 2021 at the age of 79 after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. He leaves behind his loving wife Dorothy, their son Matthew and his wife Laura (and their dog Clover who loved Peter very much) and son Zachary, his 5 siblings Theresa (Butch), Joanne (Doug), Susan (Carey), Denise (Leo) and Tom (Bonnie), as well as many nieces and nephews. Peter was raised in Orangeville and attended the University of Guelph where he earned an Honours B.Sc in 1967. Following that, he accepted a job with the Dept. of Fisheries (Federal) in Sault Ste. Marie where he and Dorothy were married. After a year, he decided to change careers and become a teacher. He attended University of Toronto and later earned his Type A certificate from Western University in London, Ontario. He taught Biology at Port Colborne High School for 30 years. During his tenure, Peter taught power skating, coached football and volleyball and supervised the 'outdoors club' which involved hiking and camping the Bruce Trail, cross-country skiing in the winter and spring canoe trips in Algonquin Park. Peter loved his family, dogs and the great outdoors. He often remarked that the forest was his church. To that end, he and Dorothy (with the help of some friends) built a cottage on Manitoulin Island, where they spent 25 wonderful summers. Following retirement Peter played a lot of golf and worked at Boggio's Pharmacy for 15 years delivering prescriptions for those in need. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to CCAC, Dawn and Jocelyn, and Dr. Scher for their exemplary care and compassion. In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place with arrangements entrusted to the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to ecojustice, one of Peter's favourite charities. www.ecojustice.ca

Cremation

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.