Passed peacefully away at the Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital, Clarenville on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, Peter Cleary of Clarenville, formerly of Come by Chance, age 77 years. Predeceased by his parents Paul and Agnes Cleary, sister Kathleen, son Adrian John (A.J.). Left with fond and loving memories his wife Joan of 48 years; children: Paula (Michael), Matt (Donna), daughter in law Laura; grandchildren: Jacob, Emily, Adrienne, Olivia; sisters Margaret Ann (Gerry), Pauline (late Randy), and brother Michael (Carole); special lifelong friends John and Simone Joanisse and a large circle of family and friends.
Born in Montreal, Peter moved to Newfoundland in 1971, where he practiced medicine in the Come By Chance, Arnold’s Cove and Clarenville area for more than 40 years. Peter embraced Newfoundland as his home and many who met him never knew he wasn’t a Newfoundlander. When he wasn’t cross country skiing or hiking he could be found in the woods either looking for new trails or with his chainsaw cutting new ones. His passion for the outdoors was both infectious and annoying, as he shared it with everyone whether they wanted to hear it or not.
There will be no visitations, cremation to take place. A memorial service will take place at a later date with interment at the Come by Chance Cemetery. Due to the large number of family and friends the memorial service will be by invitation only. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Clarenville Nordic Ski Club – Junior Development Program.