Edward Peter Bond, 64, of 631 Church S., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
Peter was born Dec. 31, 1944 on the kitchen table in Toronto, Ont.
He was a very good math and science student, graduating from the University of Toronto with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Math and Physics.
Upon graduation, he took the teaching job the farthest from Toronto, and settled in Fort Frances in 1969. He taught math for 30 years at Fort Frances High School, retiring in 1999.
After retirement, he spent the fall and spring terms tutoring math students at his home. It was a job that he thoroughly enjoyed.
From the spring to the fall, he loved spending time at Crow Rock Inlet, and in the past few years managed to lose many golf balls at Kitchen Creek. Peter was a member of the golf club, the curling club, and the Moose Lodge.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, Margaret and Sydney; brother, Jack; sister-in-law, Barbara; mother and father-in-law, Marguerite and Cameron McKinnon; brothers-in-law, Bud, Fred, and Allan; and niece, Kristen.
Peter is survived by his loving wife, Bev, children, Melissa (Allan) and David (Angela), and family pets Lucy, Crosby, and Nemo.
He also is survived by his sister, Dianne (Doug) and brothers, Ken (Terri), Bud (Marilyn), Tom (Barbara), and Mike and their families; sister-in-law, Ann; and brothers-in-law, Ken (Mickey), Keith (Mickey), Jim (Sandra), Brian (Shelley), and Garry (Dawn) and sisters-in-law, Katherine, Shirley (Ken), Lorna (Dennis), Jeanette (Herman), Betty, and Darlene (Dave) and their families.
Cremation took place at Rainy River Cremation Service in International Falls, Mn.
A memorial service to celebrate Peter’s life will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Green’s Funeral Home in Fort Frances, with Mr. Jack Cameron officiating.
A luncheon will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion.
The honorary pallbearers will be Ray Calder, Andy Hallikas, Tom Polanic, Owen Ross, Bill Tryhuk, Ron Martinuk, Lee Stinson, Tom Haugland, and Cody Carmody.
There will be a private service at a later date.
Peter was an admired teacher at FFHS and a scholarship in his name has been established. Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Peter Bond Scholarship Fund, Royal Bank of Canada, Branch #01592, Account #5110291.
Online condolences may be offered at www.mem.com.
We love you dad, with all our hearts. Bev, Melissa, and David.