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Peter Downie

Peter Downie

At Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB on June 19, 2016, Rev. Peter Downie, husband of the late Isabella S. (McDonald) Downie of Saint John, NB. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, on August 17, 1926, he was a son of the late Peter and Mary (Paterson) Downie.

A loving father, grandfather and great–grandfather, he is survived by his children: Margaret (Gordon) Warren of Hazelbrook, PE, Elizabeth Kneabone of Blacks Harbour, NB, Gavin (Lynn) Downie of Admore, AB and Catriona (Stephen) Lee of Cold Lake, AB; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Isabella.

Rev. Downie had once served in the British Army and recently celebrated over 50 years as a Baptist Minister. Having been relocated several times, he was active in churches in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. He truly loved people and enjoyed talking to whomever he met and lately Rev. Downie was often found enjoying the fellowship at Tim Hortons in the mall. In his quiet time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Arrangements in the care of the St. George Funeral Home (755–3533) 26 Portage Street, St. George, NB. Visitation will be held at the Calvary Atlantic Baptist Church, Blacks Harbour, NB on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral will take place at the church on Friday at 2:00 pm with Rev. Calvin Hood and Rev. Grant Alcorn officiating, followed by the interment at the Pennfield Rural Cemetery.

In Rev. Downie's memory, donations to the Calvary Atlantic Baptist Church or to the NB Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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