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Obituary for John Peter Dufton

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that on February 18th John Peter Dufton, age 81, died in Almonte, Ontario after a long illness. Peter is survived by his wife, Marilyn, his children Jennifer Dufton (Paul) and John Dufton (Monique) and his sister, Carol Russell (Glen). He will be sorely missed by his grandchildren Daniel, Alexandra, Finn, Jasper, Jasmine, Megan, Hannah and Everett.

Peter will be remembered for his love of life, his exuberant personality, his infectious laugh and engaging smile. Behind the smile lay an intelligent, witty, loyal and creative man. He and his wife Marilyn, enjoyed nearly 60 years of marriage as best friends, partners and parents.

Peter attended Queen’s University BSc 64 (Engineering). This led to a career in telecommunications research at Automatic Electric in Brockville and Microtel Pacific Research in Vancouver. During his 30 year career, several patents for his work were registered in his name. Post retirement, Peter’s second professional career was with an Ottawa Company where he developed simplified code for performing radiation shielding calculations.

Peter was an avid curler - a lifelong passion. While growing up in Montreal, he discovered the game and every winter until well into his 70’s, he could be found on the curling rink with his team and many good friends. In quiet times he spent endless hours researching the Dufton family tree and the history of Bedford Mills. Peter loved gardening, working with wood, renovating and rebuilding as evidenced by his many projects at the family cottage on Devil Lake. There he enjoyed an outdoor lifestyle with his cousins and friends. Summers with his children and grandchildren were the highlight of every year.

We wish to express our gratitude to Dr. Drake who was always available with good advice, encouragement and consideration. Special appreciation to the staff at Fairview Manor who supported Peter with compassionate care and kindness.

Should you wish, donations in Peter’s memory may be made to The Almonte General Hospital-Fairview Manor Foundation, Parkinson Canada or a charity of your choice

A celebration of life will be held in the summer of 2023, with internment following in the Tett family cemetery in Newboro, Ontario. Details will be announced at a later date.

Funeral Arrangements Entrusted Into The Care Of
C.R. Gamble Funeral Home & Chapel Inc.
(127 Church St., Almonte, ON. 613-256-3313)
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