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Obituary for Alphaeus Frederick "Bob" Peddle

PEDDLE, Alphaeus (Bob) Frederick -

Left us peacefully on Sunday, July 17, 2022 (age 79), at home, surrounded by the love of his family.

Our “Poppy”, as he was known by his grandchildren, was a husband, father and grandfather who was loved, is missed and will always be cherished. He loved to tease and tell stories, especially with his grandchildren – a common expression from them was, “Is that true, Nanny?” A special gift from them was a t-shirt, with the logo, “Poppy - the Man, the Myth, the Legend”. His family was always the centre of his life!

Bob spent 7 years in the Canadian Armed Forces. Highlights were qualifying as a Parachutist at the Canadian Joint Air Training Centre in Rivers, Manitoba, and completing tours of duty in both Germany (NATO) and Cyprus (U.N. Peacekeeping). He then proudly served 31½ years with the Toronto Police Service, spending most of his career as a Detective, gaining respect as an excellent investigator and mentor to those who sought out his assistance/knowledge. On retiring, he became an active volunteer at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 112 in Whitby, holding many offices including Vice Presidents and President.

Having been diagnosed with terminal cancer a number of years ago, he never asked, “why me”? He felt fortunate to have lived such a full life - enjoyed his career, married the love of his life, participated actively in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives - no time for regret or sadness.

Loved ones who will miss him so much are many: his wife Mavis (née Hart), daughter Natasha, son Jason (Barb); grandchildren Aspen, Tanner, Audrey and Davis. He was the middle child in a family of 14 siblings born to Edith (née Stuckless) and Enurchus Peddle and will be missed by 5 surviving siblings – Thomas (Hersey), Winston (Jocelyn), Ronald (Chris) of Newfoundland, and Bernice Milley (Victor) and Linda Taylor (Michael) of Toronto; as well as many extended family and friends.

Celebration of Life:
Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, at the Royal Canadian Legion, 117 Byron Street South, Whitby.
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