St. Denis, Peter

Peter retired as Captain from the City of Greater Sudbury Fire Services in 2015 after a devastating cancer diagnosis.  Determined to fight courageously until the very end, our hero is now at rest and peace.  It is with profound sadness that we announce Peter’s passing on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 surrounded by his family.  He was the youngest of four, born in 1956 to Arthur (predeceased) and Theresa (Muldoon) St. Denis. He was most proud of his two boys Callum and Eric, and always played an active role in their lives.  He was the best and most patient husband to Sandra (Hiebert) whom he often jokingly introduced as “his first wife”.  He will be greatly missed by his siblings Brent (Martine), Marion (Bob) and Paul (Kim) as well as his parents-in-law Aurel and Anne (Martin/Hiebert) Methe and their children Penny (Edward), Pierre (Janet), Kevin (Angie), and Donald (Roxanne).  Peter had many nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and great-nephews, and was extremely proud of the fact that his youngest great-nephew shares his name.  Peter will also be missed by “Fierce Pierce”, their Pomeranian puppy with whom he loved to share snacks and treats.  Peter will be remembered for his keen sense of humour and his knack of teasing others.  He was always helpful to friends and neighbours and was known to have just about every gadget, tool or odds and ends that would one day come in handy or be useful to someone.  During his illness, Peter received amazing care from medical professionals too numerous to mention from Health Sciences North, the Northeast Cancer Centre, the LHIN, Bayshore, Shared Care, Wal-Mart South End Pharmacy and Herman’s Pharmacy.  In his final days, he and his family were blessed to be part of the Maison McCulloch Hospice family.  We will always be grateful for this.  You are invited to Peter’s Celebration of Life on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the Holiday Inn (Solarium) located at 1696 Regent Street, Sudbury, beginning at noon.  A private interment will take place at the Civic Memorial Cemetery Sudbury at a later date.  Donations can be made directly “in memory of Peter” to the Maison McCulloch Hospice.


14 Condolences

  1. We want to express our deepest condolences on the passing away of Peter. Unfortunately we did not have the opportunity to know him well. We have known Brent more closely.over the years, but it is always sad to lose a cousin and member of the St. Denis clan.
    Our prayers & thoughts are with the family.
    Paulette & Laurent

    By: Paulette and Laurent Thibault
    February 17, 2020
  2. Sandra and family: So sorry for your loss, and condolences to you and your family. Peter will live forever in your hearts.

    By: Carm
    February 17, 2020
  3. Dear Sandra and Boys= sending you heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your dear Peter, husband and father. May the great memories that you share with family and friends sustain you in the difficult days ahead.

    By: Patti A Bartolucci
    February 14, 2020
  4. Sandra, our deepest condolences. We are away so cannot attend but please know that we are thinking about you and the boys at this very sad time.

    By: Joan and glen desabrais
    February 14, 2020
  5. Dear Sandra, Eric and Callum,
    Rick and I were deeply saddened to hear of Peter’s passing. May tge love and suppirt of family and friends help you to find strength during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    By: Maureen Bartolucci
    February 13, 2020
  6. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

    Diane Mcdonald

    By: Diane Mcdonald
    February 13, 2020
  7. Dear Sandra, Callum and Eric;
    We are so deeply sorry for your loss of husband and father. Peter was a amazing man who faced adversary with determination and strength, truly an inspiration to all. May your memories give you peace and comfort.

    By: Judi and Doug Way
    February 13, 2020
  8. My sincerest condolences to Peter’s family at this difficult time. He always had the knack of making us laugh at the Firehall and we appreciated his humour.

    By: Gordon Rinneard
    February 13, 2020
  9. Dear Sandra and family.We were so so saddened to hear of Peters passing.He was such a character…always made us laugh.He will be missed.Sudbury Fire has lost a good man as well.Hugs and prayers xxoo..Gerry &Jude Burnham

    By: Gerry &Jude Burnham
    February 12, 2020
  10. Dear Sandra, Callum and Eric

    We are deeply chocked by the news of Peter’s passing. We will always remember his keen sense of humour at hockey and Lacrosse. It was obvious to us that Peter cherished and adored his family. We can only imagine the sorrow that you all must be going thru. God bless Peter and all of you.

    By: Phil and Gina Charbonneau
    February 12, 2020
  11. Dear SandrA, Callum and Eric

    We are deeply chocked by the news of Peter’s passing. We will always remember his keen sense of humour at the Copper Cliff Arena. It was obvious to us that Peter cherished and adored his family. We can only imagine the sorrow that you all must be going thru. God bless Peter and all of you. Rest In Peace my friend!!

    By: Phil and Gina Charbonneau
    February 12, 2020
  12. Our sincerest condolences to the St Denis family. I had the pleasure of spending time with Peter last year, his humour and laughter will be in my memory for the rest of my days. May the St. Denis family receive all gods blessings. Kevin and Sandra Murphy

    By: Kevin and Sandra Murphy
    February 12, 2020
  13. My sincerest condolences to Peter’s family. Peter’s strength and humour throughout his illness was inspiring. I was privileged to be part of his journey.

    By: Janice Romanko
    February 12, 2020
  14. Sincerest Condolences to all of the St Denis Family at this very difficult time. May you Cherish ALL of your Wonderful Memories with Peter. Rest In Peace Peter.

    Former Colleague,
    Clayton Stevenson

    By: Clayton Stevenson
    February 12, 2020

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