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Peter Macarthur

January 5, 1937 — January 19, 2022


MacArthur, Peter Howard Douglas

January 5 1937 - January 19 2022

Peacefully at the Ravines Seniors Residence in Ottawa with the thoughts and prayers of his family and friends following declining health for the past few months. Survived by his wife Rosemary Elizabeth. Loving sons Hugh (Eleni), James, Robert, Angus (Amita) (Predeceased by daughter-in-law Kerry). Proud Grandfather of Amy Vasagam (Denver), Ryan Withyman (Ana), Duncan, Emily and Jack MacArthur and Riya Reyal. Great Grandfather to Teegan, Kady, Cali and Imre; Liam and Chelsea.

Peter was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Navy and graduate of the Royal Military College Kingston in 1959 and Masters of Advanced Marine Engineering Greenwich England 1966. Lieutenant-Commander Peter MacArthur (retired) served faithfully through his working career at sea and at DND headquarters in Ottawa to close out a distinguished career of service.

Peter was an active and loyal member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 625 in Richmond, Ont. and his friendly smile was often seen at the Richmond Curling Club and Richmond Centennial Golf Course through the years. Peter was also a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Richmond and belonged to the Masons and Shriners in Richmond as well.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 625 in Richmond, ON would be appreciated.

Friends may visit at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Home, 403 Richmond Road (at Roosevelt), Ottawa on Sunday, January 30th from 2:30 to 3:30. Pre-registration is mandatory and can be made by registering below.

Peter’s memorial ceremony will be held in Richmond at a date yet to be determined.

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Sunday, January 30, 2022

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

Tubman Funeral Homes (Westboro Chapel)

403 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K0A 1B0

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