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April 22, 2019

Loran Clark Peter of Kincardine, died Monday, April 22, 2019, surrounded by family. He was 86. Beloved husband of the late Emma Elizabeth Peter (née Moffat). Loran is survived by his daughters: Connie Elizabeth Tersigni and her spouse, Gino Tersigni of Orangeville, and their daughters, Mary Elizabeth (Francois) Tersigni–Paltrinieri of Ottawa (Alessandra, Valentina), and Sarah Julia (Michael Nicol) Tersigni (Frank); Marion Marlene Fairchild and her spouse, Joseph Fairchild of Thibodaux, Louisiana, and their children, Allan Edgar (Kandace) Brown of Owen Sound (Audrey, Lucas and Beau), and Laura Marion (Jeff Lenard) Brown of Cherry Hill New Jersey; Sandra Kae Rackley and her spouse, James Rackley of Southampton, and their children, Jennifer Elizabeth (Cameron) Treacy of Ilderton (Ella and Rylan), and Daniel James Peter (Jessica) Rackley of Ottawa (Spencer and Bennett). Missed by much-loved companion, Vera Orr; brother-in-law, Bill Splan; sisters-in-law, Agnes (Lloyd) Buckingham and Catherine (Jim) MacKenzie; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Myrtle Peter; brother, Howard Orville (Jessie) Peter; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Splan. Loran's family has long roots in Bruce County, with most arriving in the early years of settlement. The 2012 Golden Jubilee Medal recognized Loran's life-long commitment to his community, including leadership roles as school board trustee at the time that the Kincardine Township-Tiverton Public School was built, Bruce County Cattlemen's Association chairman, International Plowing Match volunteer, Kincardine Agricultural Society executive, and Kincardine Township councillor. Additionally, he found time to develop a girls softball team where he coached his three daughters. Sitting on the Kincardine hospital board for 20 years was Loran's longest and largest commitment. He was tireless in fighting for better facilities, equipment, and services for his hometown hospital, and was well-respected for his wisdom and guidance. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that Loran would be best honoured by donations to the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation due to this long-time commitment to its enhancements. The visitation will take place at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 11 a.m. to12 p.m., with the funeral service to celebrate Loran’s life at 12 p,m., with Rev. Gord Dunbar of Kincardine United Church officiating. Final resting place, Kincardine Cemetery.