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Dr. Peter J. Capello

January 16, 1931 - January 21, 2017

Dr. Peter Capello: January 16, 1931 - January 21, 2017

Service Date: January 24, 2017

Funeral Home Nepean - Garden Chapel


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CAPELLO, Dr. Peter Joseph

January 16,1931 – January 21, 2017


Peter passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 21, 2017, after a long struggle with vascular dementia. He was blessed to be surrounded by Maureen, his cherished wife of 60 years, and his loving family.

He will be forever deeply missed by his children – Susan (Tom King), Ann, Peter (Caroline Gibson), Tim (Trish McDonald), Lynda (Shane Ireland) and Nancy.

Peter leaves to grieve the pride and joys of his life, his 17 grandchildren: Meghan (Scott Penner), Andrew (Danielle), Caitlin (Jimmy Therrien) and Stephen King, Clinton Green, Jamie and Christopher Capello, Kathryn, Alexandra and Cameron Capello, Ryan, Kelli and Haley Ireland, Nicholas, Michael, Patrick and James Desjardins. He also leaves his great-granddaughters Olivia Penner and Gabrielle King.

Peter was pre-deceased by his parents, Peter and Irene (LaChapelle). He was loved by his brothers Paul (Judith) and Gerry (Pegi) and brothers-in-law Dennis (deceased) (Shirley), Tim (Kate- deceased) and Pat (Cathy) O’Rourke.

Peter was a well-respected, dedicated surgeon for 45 years. He was known by all as a “true gentleman”. Over the years his wisdom and talents shaped the careers of thousands of young doctors as a mentor in the OR and as an Associate Professor at the U of O. He also served as Chief of Staff at the Civic Hospital. Peter loved spending time at his cottage, fishing, skiing, biking, and in his many gardens, but his most treasured moments were spent with family.

Our special appreciation to Dr. Louise Coulombe for her tireless guidance and care. Deep thanks also to his devoted caregivers at Valley Stream Retirement Home. Their love, care, dedication and humour will not be forgotten.

Visitation to take place at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, (between Bayshore and Baseline Road) on Monday, January 23 from 1-3 and 6-8 pm. Funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Tuesday, January 24 at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Autism Society of Ontario Ottawa Chapter would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at




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