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Dowling, Peter

Dowling, Peter

Dowling, Peter






Peter Andre Dowling

April 22, 1967----March 20, 2003
Our son, Peter, lived with a brain tumour for over 12 years, but never once did he want the tumour to define who he was. Although he was on a disability pension for a number of years, he always did volunteer work for various charitable organizations, especially The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. He also worked for Wish Kids Foundation of Woodstock and volunteered with the Canadian Red Cross. Since he was unable to drive because of seizures, he was a great one to walk everywhere in the city of Woodstock. You could always see Peter walking (always very fast no matter where he was going) but would stop along the way to pick up tabs from pop cans because a friend of the family collected them to help an individual get dialysis treatments. In the winter, Peter would always grow a beard (he said it was cheaper than a scarf and he would never lose it) and he wore this white toque to keep warm.
We love him and miss him.
Bob & Lillian Dowling


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