After graduating from Saugeen District High School, Peter did his post secondary education on full scholarships: BSc from UWO, PhD from Harvard, post doctoral year at Princeton. He commenced teaching and research at the Chemistry Department, UWO, in 1969 and continued research when he became Emeritus Professor in 2010. Some of his many awards include E.W.R. Staecie Memorial Fellowship, Killam Research Fellowship, The Florence Bucke Science Prize, UWO Distinguished Research Professor, Canadian Institute of Chemistry Medal, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Peter and Muriel combined travel with his presentations at International Chemistry Conferences. Peter’s second passion was History and he was never happier then when he spent entire days at Museums around the world. Peter was a devoted husband and father and he considered himself incredibly fortunate to have a career he loved.
A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations to Doctors Without Borders would be greatly appreciated.