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 at Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada on Jul 19, 19251 and married 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 Aug 6, 1955.

He died on Apr 16, 2007 at Head of St Margaret's Bay, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada1,2,3 ( 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, B.C.; son, Boyd R. (Deborah) and their children Brian, Meredith and Patricia, Fredericton, N.B., and brother, Ralph N. (Lorna), Saint John, N.B. 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.Kevin Little 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) and is buried at Oakridge Memory Gardens, Halifax.


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


Eric Peters - Ruth Howland - marriage

Eric Peters - Ruth Howland - marriage

Eric Peters - gravestone

Eric Peters - gravestone

Family Tree

Family Tree



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

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