Livingstone - Peter David
At the Ottawa Heart Institute on Tuesday March 7, 2023, age 78.
He is survived by his beloved and cherished wife of 52 years, Bonnie (Bonita); sister Nora (Ken Vince), brothers Jim and Angus (Sami Dent), Sister-in-law Pat (Fern Marques), brother-in-law Peter (Kathy) Proulx and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Flora and John Livingstone (Ancaster, Ontario). Also pre-deceased by brother-in-law Paul Proulx (lovingly remembered by Carol and Mary Lou). Greatly missed by cousin (and life-long partner in various escapades) Lawrie Livingstone; dear friends Cy and Julie McKenna and Irene Murphy
He was a proud Mason and former Master of Temple Lodge 665, Ottawa and member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Ottawa.
Peter was happiest when he was working on his home, which he built and which he never considered finished; riding his mower to ensure the grass and shrubs met his standards; teasing his friends and neighbours and reading through his 900+ cookbooks to plan meals and gatherings for his family and friends.
He leaves behind a legacy of humour, joy and respect for his honesty, caring, generosity and kindness.
The family is particularly grateful to the doctors of the Ottawa Heart Institute for their kindness and compassion: particularly Dr. Robert Chen, Dr. Hadi Toeg, Dr. Michael Froeschi and Dr. Chidam Yagappan and to the wonderful nurses in the unit who cared for Peter tirelessly and also comforted and supported Bonnie.
Particular gratitude also to Greer and Shelly Knox and Robert Mead for their unceasing concern, care and support; to Magdalena and Tad Adams and to Owen Severn.
A Memorial Service for Peter will be held at the Kars Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 1610 Roger Stevens Drive, Kars, Ontario, on Wednesday, May 17th at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Lanark Animal Welfare Society or the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated by the family.