Eric Jarvis Peters 1925 - 2007

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An air traffic controller and the youngest of 3 children of Ovid Peters (a minister of the methodist church) and Pearl Boyd, Eric Peters, the fourth cousin once-removed on the father's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada on 19 Jul 19251,2 and was married to Ruth Howland (a registered nurse with whom he had 3 children: Boyd R, Anne, and James) at Baptish Church, Main Street, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada on 6 Aug 1955.

He died on 16 Apr 2007 at Head of St Margaret's Bay, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada2,3,4 (; PETERS, Eric Jarvis - 81, Head of St. Margaret's Bay, passed away Monday, April 16, 2007, at home. Born in Fredericton, N.B., he was a son of the late Rev. Ovid and Pearl (Boyd) Peters. Eric retired from the Federal Department of Transportation as an Air Traffic Controller in 1982, moving to St. Margaret's Bay in 1985 and enjoyed the waters of the Bay, spending his time fishing, boating and swimming. He was an avid barbershopper and most recently belonged to the Millstream Chorus in Bedford and also was a founding member of the Rail City Chorus in Moncton. Surviving are his wife, Ruth; daughter, Anne (Malcolm) Maxwell and their son James, Prince George, BC; son, Boyd R. (Deborah) and their children Brian, Meredith and Patricia, Fredericton, NB, and brother, Ralph N. (Lorna), Saint John, NB. He was predeceased by his sister, Phyllis Huestis. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19, in St. Luke's United Church, Tantallon, Rev. KevinLittle officiating. A family committal service will be held a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Luke's United Church, Tantallon or Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. PETERS, ERIC J. - At his residence, after a long illness on Monday April 16th, 2007, Eric J. Peters, loving husband of Ruth Anne Shirley Peters, passed away. A funeral service at St. Luke's United Church, Tantallon NS, on Thursday, April 19th, 2007, at 11am. Leaving to mourn, two children, Anne and Boyd, grandchildren, and one brother Ralph of Saint John, NB) and is buried at Oakridge Memorial Gardens, 1078 Old Sackville Road, Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia.



  1. Rev Ovid Hutton was born on 12 Jul 1890
  2. Pearl E was born on 15 Mar 1889


Eric Peters - Ruth Howland - marriage

Eric Peters - Ruth Howland - marriage

Eric Peters - gravestone

Eric Peters - gravestone

Family Tree

Family Tree



  1. Canada Billion Graves index Transcription
  2. Web: Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-Current Operations, Inc.
  3. Canada Billion Graves Cemetery index - Findmypast
  4. Canada Obituary Collection Operations Inc

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