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VVance JohnANCE, John Peter Fleming - Peacefully on 7 February 2017, John Peter Fleming Vance of Waterdown in his 85th year.

Dearly loved husband for nearly 60 years of Margaret (Starr). Beloved father of Valerie and Ralph (Carpenter) of Kent, England, and Jonathan and Cheryl (Hemstreet) of London, Ontario. Dear Grandad to Gordon and Julia Vance. Fondly missed by his sister Judy Shute of Bracebridge and his nieces Diane and Laura of Toronto. Predeceased by his parents Harold and Isabel (Fleming).

Peter was a lifelong resident of Waterdown, and was fiercely proud of his roots in East Flamborough. He was descended from two of the township’s founding families, the Vances and the McMonies, and was a great-great grandson of James McMonies, the area’s first Member of Parliament in 1867. He was a co-author of the township history book, published in 1967, and was the founding president of the Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society.

For over 50 years Peter was an active member of the Rotary Club of Waterdown and was proud of his work in bringing many community projects to reality. He was an enthusiastic member of the Class of ’55 at McMaster University; in 2015 Peter and Margaret were honoured with the Distinguished Service Award from the McMaster Alumni Association. After study at Osgoode Hall, Peter was called to the bar in 1959. He joined his father in the family law practice, Vance and Vance, and was a respected member of the Hamilton legal community right up until his last illness.

The son of a Scottish immigrant, Peter took up the bagpipes in middle age and became a fixture at McMaster events, and local Remembrance Day services and parades. He loved single malt scotch whisky, motor racing, sketching, music, photography, and puttering around the yard. We would like to thank all the wonderful people at the Carpenter Hospice for their compassion and loving support in the last weeks. Peter never wanted to end up there, but within a few days he was telling everyone how much he liked his room. Even in his final days, he was able to muster a joke for the caregivers. Cremation has taken place. 

Friends may visit with the family at Kitching, Steepe & Ludwig Funeral Home, Waterdown on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

A Memorial Service will be held at GRACE ANGLICAN CHURCH, 157 Mill St.N., Waterdown on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2 p.m.  A reception will follow in the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Carpenter Hospice, 2250 Parkway Drive, Burlington, Ontario, L7P 1T1. 

HamiltonObituaries.com

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VVance JohnANCE, John Peter Fleming - Peacefully on 7 February 2017, John Peter Fleming Vance of Waterdown in his 85th year.

Dearly loved husband for nearly 60 years of Margaret (Starr). Beloved father of Valerie and Ralph (Carpenter) of Kent, England, and Jonathan and Cheryl (Hemstreet) of London, Ontario. Dear Grandad to Gordon and Julia Vance. Fondly missed by his sister Judy Shute of Bracebridge and his nieces Diane and Laura of Toronto. Predeceased by his parents Harold and Isabel (Fleming).

Peter was a lifelong resident of Waterdown, and was fiercely proud of his roots in East Flamborough. He was descended from two of the township’s founding families, the Vances and the McMonies, and was a great-great grandson of James McMonies, the area’s first Member of Parliament in 1867. He was a co-author of the township history book, published in 1967, and was the founding president of the Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society.

For over 50 years Peter was an active member of the Rotary Club of Waterdown and was proud of his work in bringing many community projects to reality. He was an enthusiastic member of the Class of ’55 at McMaster University; in 2015 Peter and Margaret were honoured with the Distinguished Service Award from the McMaster Alumni Association. After study at Osgoode Hall, Peter was called to the bar in 1959. He joined his father in the family law practice, Vance and Vance, and was a respected member of the Hamilton legal community right up until his last illness.

The son of a Scottish immigrant, Peter took up the bagpipes in middle age and became a fixture at McMaster events, and local Remembrance Day services and parades. He loved single malt scotch whisky, motor racing, sketching, music, photography, and puttering around the yard. We would like to thank all the wonderful people at the Carpenter Hospice for their compassion and loving support in the last weeks. Peter never wanted to end up there, but within a few days he was telling everyone how much he liked his room. Even in his final days, he was able to muster a joke for the caregivers. Cremation has taken place. 

Friends may visit with the family at Kitching, Steepe & Ludwig Funeral Home, Waterdown on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

A Memorial Service will be held at GRACE ANGLICAN CHURCH, 157 Mill St.N., Waterdown on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2 p.m.  A reception will follow in the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Carpenter Hospice, 2250 Parkway Drive, Burlington, Ontario, L7P 1T1. 

HamiltonObituaries.com

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