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Mr. Peter McLinden

Jul 14, 1934 - Feb 28, 2013


Peacefully surrounded by the love of his family, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Thursday morning, February 28th, 2013. Peter Alexander McLinden, of R.R. #2, Annan, at the age of 78 years. Dearly loved husband of Dorothy McLinden (nee Armstrong) for 52 years. Loving father of David (Nancy), John (Stephanie), Larry (Vicky) and Tim (Michelle). Proud grandfather of Jared, Alicia, Abigail, Avery, Amber, Shane, Spencer, Kaidan and Courtney and great-grandfather of Felix. Dear brother of Pat Armstrong (Tom), Joan McLinden and Cathy Watson (Kyle). Predeceased by his parents, Alex and Dorothy McLinden. Peter was the retired President and CEO of Gay Lea Foods. He began his career in 1962 in Tara before moving to Guelph and Toronto where he retired in 1994.

Friends may call at the BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 250 – 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K – 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Monday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial for Peter McLinden will be held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 554 – 15th Street East, Owen Sound, on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. A Vigil Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family on-line at

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Mon., Mar 4, 2013: 2pm - 4pm  & 7pm - 9pm 
Brian E. Wood Funeral Home
250 14th Street West, Owen Sound, ON  N4K 3X8
(519) 376-7492
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Funeral Service
Tue., Mar 5, 2013
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
554 - 15th Street East, Owen Sound, ON
(519) 376-0778

Tue., Mar 5, 2013
St. Mary's Cemetery
Owen Sound, ON
(519) 371-2912
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Ian & Maggie Graham
Mon, March 11, 2013  -  Ian & Maggie Graham
Deepest condolences from the Scottish side of the family. We have happy memories of family gatherings at Peter & Dorothy's home in Owen Sound.
Jack and Helga McMeekin
Tue, March 5, 2013  -  Jack and Helga McMeekin
Dorothy and family: we were very saddened to learn of Pete's passing and wish to convey our most sincere sympathies to you and the family. We are sure that his cheerful personality and upbeat approach to life will be greatly missed and we hope that you find consolation as you remember the many happy times you had together. We are sorry we cannot be with you today but we are thinking of you as you say goodbye to him and adjust to your loss
Randy McMeekin and Family
Mon, March 4, 2013  -  Randy McMeekin and Family
Aunt Dorothy, We are deeply saddened by the passing of Uncle Peter. Please accept our deepest condolences. Uncle Peter was a special, kind person and we all have special memories of him. All our love...
Kevin Barrington, Deanna Rose & Family
Mon, March 4, 2013  -  Kevin Barrington, Deanna Rose & Family
Pete was a people person; he's been so good to our family over the years. Thanks!! We'll miss your sound advice and the good times over a beer on the deck. We'll think of you often when we look out over the bay. Our hearts go out to Dorothy and the entire family.
Cheryl (nee McMeekin) and Ian Hoare and family
Mon, March 4, 2013  -  Cheryl (nee McMeekin) and Ian Hoare and family
Aunt Dorothy, David, John, Larry, Tim and family - our sincerest condolences on the passing of Uncle Peter. I remember him to be warm and welcoming and had a very kind smile with a twinkle in his eye. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
Carol Hepting
Mon, March 4, 2013  -  Carol Hepting
My sincere condolences to the entire McLinden family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss
Karl Mc Dougall
Mon, March 4, 2013  -  Karl Mc Dougall
I was so sorry to hear of Peter's passing. We think back to the good times our families had together during the hockey & lacrosse days. My thoughts and prayers are with your Family.
John & Janet Paterson
Mon, March 4, 2013  -  John & Janet Paterson
Our sincere condolences to Dorothy & family on the loss of Peter, a fine, kind, gentle man.
Peter & Elizabeth Zammit
Mon, March 4, 2013  -  Peter & Elizabeth Zammit
Our deepest sympathy to Dorothy and the McLinden family. We were very sorry to hear the news of Peter's passing. The memories of working with Peter at Gay Lea Foods will always be with me. May your memories provide you some light during this sad time. All the best. Peter & Elizabeth Zammit
Ron and Kim Collins
Mon, March 4, 2013  -  Ron and Kim Collins
Johnny Mc. Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Thinking of you and your family
Patrick Casey
Mon, March 4, 2013  -  Patrick Casey
We'll really miss Pete. Just a great guy - upstanding, friendly and to the point. Sharing a beer, talking about sports and his lawn is how I'll remember Pete. RIP
Lynn McMeekin
Mon, March 4, 2013  -  Lynn McMeekin
Our hearts go out to you Aunt Dorothy and all my cousins. We are sadden for the loss of Uncle Pete. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Love Lynn, Mike & Lucas
Heather McMeekin
Mon, March 4, 2013  -  Heather McMeekin
My deepest sympathy to you Aunt Dorothy and the family. My thoughts are with you all.
Brenda Grossman
Mon, March 4, 2013  -  Brenda Grossman
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire McLinden family at this time of sadness. Brenda (Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto)
Sandy and Bill Simpson
Sun, March 3, 2013  -  Sandy and Bill Simpson
We are so very sorry about Peters' passing .It was a honor and priveledge to have had him as a member of our family. , He was such a good person . He was a great friend and brother in law to us. We loved him and will really miss him. Our prayers and thoughts are with Dorothy, sons and daughter in laws and all the grand children. We will all cherish the great memories. Sandy and Bill simpson
Mary and Jack O'Neill
Sun, March 3, 2013  -  Mary and Jack O'Neill
Dear Dorothy and family, our hearts and prayers go out to you. Pete was a great cousin and a fine gentleman. May you find peace in his passing as he left these past months of suffering. God bless and take care of yourselves. Love, Mard and Jack
Deb (Galbraith)and Terry Capling
Sun, March 3, 2013  -  Deb (Galbraith)and Terry Capling
Dear Dorothy and family, I will remember Peter always having a smile and a greeting for each person he meet, I had the previlage of knowing him as a family friend and a trusted CEO, you are in our thoughts at this sad time , I know Keith will miss his friend.
Kevin & Maureen Doyle
Sun, March 3, 2013  -  Kevin & Maureen Doyle
Our deepest sympathy to Dorothy & family. Thoughts & prayers are with you.
Pam and Bill Wilson
Sat, March 2, 2013  -  Pam and Bill Wilson
Dear Dorothy and family, We have just read on line about Peter's death and are sorry for your loss. Please know that although we are in New Zealand, we are thinking of you and wishing you peace. Fondly, Pam
Marjorie&John Gurnham
Sat, March 2, 2013  -  Marjorie&John Gurnham
Marjorie and I were very sorry to read about Peter's death. Please accept this method of expressing our sympathies as I am now finding it difficult to stand for any period of time
Marilyn Paterson
Sat, March 2, 2013  -  Marilyn Paterson
I just read the news of Peter's passing, my thoughts are with you Dorthy and the rest of the family. Marilyn
Jim & June Gowan
Sat, March 2, 2013  -  Jim & June Gowan
Dear Dorothy & family, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Will miss Peter coming into the office. Always so pleasant and always asking how my Mom was doing.(Janet White) Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Janet White
Sat, March 2, 2013  -  Janet White
Deepest Sympathy to Dorothy and family Remembering Peter and the many years I worked for him at Gay Lea Foods in Tara. My thoughts and prayers and with you.
Sheila Marshall
Sat, March 2, 2013  -  Sheila Marshall
My sympathy to Dorothy and family. With fond memories. Sheila
Marty and Rhys Morgan
Sat, March 2, 2013  -  Marty and Rhys Morgan
We just saw the sad notice in the Globe. We send our love and prayers to all
Tim & Peggy Paterson
Sat, March 2, 2013  -  Tim & Peggy Paterson
Sadden to hear of Peter's passing. Sorry that we can't be with you Dorothy and with all the family as we are on our way south . We had a Mass said for Peter yesterday (Friday). We have such wonderful memories of Peter's hospitality and sense of humour. He will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with all of you. Peggy& Tim
Vic and Joyce Tomasone
Sat, March 2, 2013  -  Vic and Joyce Tomasone
We are very sorry to hear of Peter's passing. It was a privilege to have worked with him at Gay Lea. Our condolences to Dorothy and the family. Vic and Joyce Tomasone

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