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PEACOCK, Charles 'Chuck'


February 3, 1938 – November 19, 2016

Passed away peacefully in his 79th year, from congestive heart failure.  He was born in Toronto to Kenneth W. Peacock and Helen E. McCrea.  He died as he lived, quietly and without complaint, in the log house he built on his beloved farm in Midhurst, Ontario.

Predeceased by his daughter and only child, Aran, from his first marriage to April O’Neil; and by his sister Daphne Doyle (New York).

He will be lovingly remembered by his sisters Denny Hamilton and Debby Beatty (Dave R.) and their families.

Truly loved and deeply mourned by his wife and dearest friend, Daphne L. Grant; sadly missed by her sons, Richard (Jenna) and Timothy (Zoe) Rabnett, and special grandson, Gryphon; and her brothers Richard F. (Victoria), and Michael R. (Susan) Grant, and their families.

Chuck Peacock’s life resonated with the heritage values of another era: hard work, self-discipline, mastery of technique, and respect for tools.  He was a passionate soul and a gentle man of strong moral fibre.

He exemplified the Canadian spirit, centering his life on a reverence for the natural world: as a builder and designer of log homes across North America, as a master skier and national ski coach, as a private pilot of small planes, a canoeist, an environmentalist, and a collector of Native Canadian art.

Chuck was a modest and yet extraordinary man who gently carved his mark on his community, his many friends and his loving family.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Fred Strangway for his compassionate and diligent care.

A celebration of life will take place on Friday November 25 at the Barrie Country Club (635 St. Vincent Street North), from 12pm to 3pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to your favourite charity in Chuck’s honour.

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