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PETER HUITEMA Peter Huitema, 80, of RR1 Sebringville, passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Rose Huitema (Verellen). Cherished partner of Nancy Cameron. Dear father of Dave Huitema (Linda), Bob Huitema (Roxana), Jeff Huitema (Kerry) and Rick Huitema (Jamie-Lynn). Loving grandfather of Leticia Bottema (Nathan), Mitchell, Paige, Wyatt, Jenna and Logan and great grandfather of Hailey. Dear brother of Age Huitema (Mary), Bert Huitema (Marianne), Aukje Huitema, Isabel Hetherington (Bill), Nick Huitema, Stefke Zantingh (Jack), Marijke Huitema, John Huitema (Donna), Elizabeth Huitema, and Martha Huitema. Dear brother-in-law of Will Huitema. Also surviving are the Verellen and Cameron families and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Dominic and Anne Huitema, daughter-in-law Stacy Huitema, brothers Jim and Ted Huitema. Pete emigrated with his family from Friesland (Netherlands) in 1951 and settled in Kinkora. Through hard work and determination, he built a prosperous life and family. He learned and mastered the construction trade before turning to full time farming in 1975. He married Rose in 1962 and they raised four sons. Pete started a successful manufacturing business in the late 90's and recent years "slowed down" to pursue numerous projects and spend time with his adored grandchildren. Pete also gave a lifetime of service and commitment to the community. He had served as Councillor and Deputy Reeve of Logan Township, in addition to being a Past President of the Perth County Pork Producers, Grand Knight of Kinkora Knights of Columbus #10655, Chair of Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, Past President of the Mitchell Rotary Club and Leader and Co-Leader of the V.O.S.H. Eye Team traveling to Central America for 25 years. Pete will be missed by all, but not forgotten. Friends were received at the Lockhart Funeral Home, 109 Montreal St., Mitchell on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Kinkora on Saturday from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Ben Raze - Celebrant. A reception followed at the Kinkora Community Centre. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorial donations to V.O.S.H. may be made at www.bit.ly/VOSHON13334338
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