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1937 Peter 2023

Peter Kecskemeti

December 27, 1937 — April 24, 2023

Following a lengthy battle with disease, our beloved father, grandfather and father in law

Peter Kecskemeti

passed away peacefully at Saint Vincent Bruyère Hospital in Ottawa on April 24, 2023, at the age of 85.

Born in Romania in 1937, he moved to Canada in 1994 two years after his wife’s passing, to join his only son and his family. He had a very beautiful life, to use the phrase he peacefully repeated to the doctor. Besides family, his greatest love was athletics, from being Romania’s 100 meter sprint junior champion in 1956, going to international competitions, to winning the Senior Olympics for badminton in Montreal in 1994, then playing golf as long as his health allowed it. He was a wonderful entertainer, great cook of Romanian traditional foods, had a great love of animals and nature, history, especially family history, games, with a lot of talent as a handyman from repairing electrical light fixtures, small electrical devices, to furniture and decorating. Most of all he is remembered for his wonderful stories and being a charismatic entertainer at all gatherings with family or friends, being funny and approachable, that instantly made people love him.

He is survived by his older brother in Romania, and by his son, daughter in law, grandson and granddaughter in Canada.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 6, 2023, at 10:00 am EST at Tubman Funeral Home, 3440 Richmond Rd, Nepean, ON K2H 8H7. For those unable to attend the Funeral, a livestream will be available. The service will be followed by interment at Capital Memorial Gardens, 3700 Prince of Wales Drive Nepean, ON K2C 3H1.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute would be much appreciated

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Visitation

Saturday, May 6, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Tubman Funeral Homes (Garden Chapel)

3440 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2H 8H7

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Funeral Service

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Tubman Funeral Homes (Garden Chapel)

3440 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2H 8H7

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Burial

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Capital Memorial Gardens (Ottawa)

3700 Prince of Wales Dr, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H2

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