Dr. Peter Heyland passed peacefully on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 after 90 eventful years. He left with a last, maskless kiss on his lips from the love of his life, Margaret. His memory will be maintained by Margaret, his three sons and their partners, his eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren (with two more imminent) and his many friends and extended family members.
He was a powerfully intelligent, honourable, kind and decent man, a skilled anaesthesiologist and a completely devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Although he accomplished much in his life, his greatest joy lay in his 66 year marriage to Margaret and his family.
A founding doctor with North York General Hospital in 1968, it was wonderful that North York reciprocated his years of service and cared for him in his last months. The family wishes to thank all the staff with North York General who so kindly and thoughtfully devoted themselves to his care during this time.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Peter Heyland’s name to either North York General Hospital Foundation or to St. Cyprians’ Anglican Church, North York would be appreciated.
There will be a public visitation from 11 am to 12 noon on Tuesday, July 27 at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Avenue, Markham (4 lights North of Highway 7).
The funeral service will follow in the Chapel at 12 noon.
Interment at Highland Memory Gardens off Don Mills Road, south of Steeles will follow at 1.
For those who wish to attend either the visitation, the funeral or both, please RSVP to this email before noon, Saturday July 24th. Please tell us whether you plan to attend the visitation only, the funeral only or both, as there are attendance limitations due to social distancing requirements.
Masks will be required and social distancing requirements apply.
The Chapel will require your name and phone numbers for contact tracing. For those who wish to attend either the visitation, the funeral or both, please RSVP to this email before noon, Saturday July 24th. Please tell us whether you plan to attend the visitation only, the funeral only or both, as there are attendance limitations due to social distancing requirements.
Livestream Service Online:
The Chapel service will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in person. Please join us and watch the service live (log in after 11:30 and before noon on July 27). A slideshow will be shown on continuous playback between 11:30 and noon, celebrating Peter’s life.
Tuesday July 20th 2021
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Dr Peter Lawson Heyland Tuesday July 20th 2021..
Décès pour la Ville:Markham, Province: Ontario