HEPBURN, Peter M., of R.R.5, St. Thomas (Bannockburn Farms), passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in his 83rd year. Husband of the late Helen (nee Perry) Hepburn (1985). Dearly loved father of Paul Hepburn (Haiying) of R.R.5, St. Thomas, Lance Hepburn (Holly) of Toronto, Mark Hepburn (Wendy) of St. Thomas, Heather Hepburn of R.R.4, St. Thomas, and Scott Hepburn (Kenda) of R.R.5, St. Thomas. Cherished grandfather of Matthew (Marlene), Keely, Aaron, Mitchell (Jodi), Wade, Michelle, and Megan. Proud great grandfather of Geana, Hunter and Marcus. He was the brother of the late Patricia Dollar and the late Helen Jacklin. Peter is also fondly remembered by his long-time friend, Suzanne MacEwen of London, as well as several nieces and nephews. Born in Hamilton, ON, July 9, 1932, he was the son of the late Hon. Mitchell F. Hepburn (former Premier of Ontario) and the late Eva (nee Burton) Hepburn. He was a life-long dedicated and hardworking farmer at Bannockburn Farms. Peter was a Past Chairman of the Ontario Chicken Producers Marketing Board. He hosted the St. Thomas Men’s Basketball League at the family barn for a number of years. For many years, Peter coached and sponsored the Bannockburn Farms Port Stanley women’s hockey team, and played for the Port Stanley Cardiacs hockey team. Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Tuesday, February 17th from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks St., St. Thomas on Wednesday, February 18th at 2:00 p.m. Following cremation, private interment in Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario will be gratefully acknowledged.
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