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Born: Mar 23, 1951

Date of Passing: Apr 23, 2021

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It is with much shock and grief that I announce Harry Charles Peters passed away suddenly but peacefully in his sleep on April 23, 2021. His last day was spent going for a long bike ride, napping with his dog Harpo, and enjoying laughs and wine and pizza with friends well into the evening, followed by watching the Jets game in his mancave.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Doris Peters; and is survived by his loving wife Bonnie Cheadle; brothers, Robert (Mary White) of Fredericton, David (Rhonda Rubinstein) and nephew Dashel of San Francisco, and Alan (Donna) and nephews, Jesse (Michelle) and children, Harper and Sawyer, Aaron (Lyndsey), and children, Jai, Jager and Jones, and Brett (Michelle) and son Seth, and his stepsons, Walter and Jesse Spooner, all of Winnipeg.
Harry was born March 23, 1951 in Fredericton, NB, and the family moved to Winnipeg six months later. He was raised in Silver Heights where he graduated from Silver Heights Collegiate, followed by earning a degree in English from the University of Winnipeg and studying law at the University of Manitoba. He articled with Legal Aid Manitoba and remained there for his entire career. (He was the lawyer with the toaster collection in his office.)
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, his congregation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, his golfing friends in the Garden City Seniors golf club, his fellow craft beer aficionados at the Winnipeg Brew Bombers and his neighbours and fellow dog walkers in the community.
Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo-tribute, stories, and condolences for the family by visiting Harry's memorial page at
If so desired, a donation in his name would be welcome at the Canadian Hemophilia Society - Manitoba Chapter, Jocelyn House or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
It is very distressing for all of us that we cannot gather in our shared grief. When Covid restrictions allow, a memorial service will be held at his church. The date and time will be announced at that time.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 08, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • My condolences to the Peters' brothers on the loss of dear Harry. A man of substance, and depth going ALL the way back, and forward. Of caring, and impact, and indelible impression. Fondly, John C. - Posted by: John Constable (Friend, and neighbour) on: May 15, 2021

  • Condolences to Harry's family. I knew Harry in high school and his parents were friends with my parents. We used to have some fun times together with other friends as well. We all went to the first Folklarama together and had a great time. Last saw him at the Silver Heights 50th reunion, where we caught up and had a few laughs. His personality was larger than life. Even though we lived in different provinces and hadn't seen each other for years it was easy to connect again. He was that type of person. He will be missed. - Posted by: Beryl Kitchen (High School friend) on: May 11, 2021

  • Bonnie, we were shocked and saddened when we learned that your dear Harry had passed away, so suddenly and so unexpectedly. We enjoyed many a roadside chat with Harry when he was out walking Harpo in the neighbourhood or just driving by. His door-to-door canvassing for donations to charity gave us further opportunities to enjoy interesting conversations with him... he readily shared valuable information on neighbourhood matters. Quite recently Harry donated some vintage cameras to Ken's collection. Our sincere condolences, Bonnie. Harry will surely be missed. - Posted by: Ken and Geri (neighbours) on: May 10, 2021

  • Spent time with Harry & friends in the seventies and have many memories. Had a chance to catch up a few years back, when Tack and Harry dropped by my man cave for beers, fat ones and of course a Jets game. Always a good friend and a gentleman. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed - Posted by: Ron Almdal (Friend) on: May 09, 2021

  • My deep condolences to Harry’s family. I enjoyed my conversations with Harry after church. He always had interesting ideas and a friendly smile to share. It is hard to imagine church without his tall presence in the room. - Posted by: Barbara Fuller (Friend from church) on: May 08, 2021

  • Harry's father (John) and my father (Art) were brothers. Living in Saskatoon, I was glad to renew my relationship with Harry these past few years, and we very much enjoyed visiting with Bonnie and Harry - especially over the phone on those Sunday mornings prior to the classic Roughrider-Blue Bomber matchups! Harry's personality was as big as his stature, and it was easy for us to see why his friends loved to be around him and Bonnie. He will be missed. - Posted by: Debbie and Ray Penner (Cousin (Debbie)) on: May 08, 2021

  • We have fond memories of wine, conversation and lively discussions of books at your home. Please accept our condolences. - Posted by: Robert and Rhona (Friend) on: May 08, 2021

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