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KRAUSE, Peter J.H.


It is with extreme sadness we share Peter’s passing July twentieth at the Barrie Memorial Hospital in Ormstown.

He was in the greatest of care at our excellent Huntingdon CLSC, and Dr. Joseph Portnoy, and Dr. Ruth Chayter at the Jewish General Hospital.

Peter was born in Twistringen, Germany with two brothers and a sister. The family came to Canada in 1952.

He was a mentor for so many and was a truly dedicated professional educator. Peter kept up to date by extensive reading, visiting with educational researchers in the United States, and by attending and presenting at educational conferences; and he was always well-versed in the latest research and pedagogical practices. As Director General of the former Lakeshore School Board, he encouraged teachers to adopt new practices in teaching. He believed in the joy of life-long learning. “Learners, of whom I am one, are the central focus of my learning vision. Learning is never-ending.”

Peter was a generous person and had plenty of kind words; encouraging and touching the lives of others.

Throughout his life, Peter was a loving and joyous father, grandfather, brother, friend and husband. He leaves his son Michael Krause, his daughter-in-law Ruth Grant, his two granddaughters, Makayla and Avery, his sister Gertrud Compart, and Lorraine, his wife of 42 years.

Peter’s most treasured and happy times were spent with his family on the farm in Hinchinbrooke.

If anyone would like to make a donation in Peter’s memory, it can be made to his charity of choice, The Montreal Children’s Hospital (

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