Peter Guite, of Hanover, passed away suddenly and peacefully at home on Monday morning, August 17, 2020. He was 82.
Born in Walkerton on July 13, 1938, son of the late Bernard and Ruth (Gateman) Guite. Peter owned and operated Guite Construction and was also an Electrician. He farmed in Bentinck Township for many years, teaching the children the value and meaning of hard work. Although a quiet man, Peter could always be seen with his better half, Maria around town. The pair loved travelling to Florida each year, until their health made them slow down and enjoy life at home with their family. In recent years, they would be seen scooting around Hanover together. Peter enjoyed working occasionally at the funeral home when called upon and was trusted to take care of other families in their time of need. Always there to lend a hand and help out, he was the "go-to" man for anything.
Survived by loving wife of 61 years, Maria (nee Rouw) Guite of Hanover. Father of David (Lydia) Guite of Woodstock, Judy (Brent) Falls, Glen Guite and Steve Guite all of Hanover. Loving grandfather of Laura (Chris) Murphy of Port Elgin, and Jessica (Tim) Elphick of Walkerton. He truly enjoyed his great grandchildren, who always made him laugh and gave him a twinkle in his eye; missing him are Emerson, Myrick, and Cacen. Remembered as special grandpa to Jake (Nicole) Fuller, and Josh (Megan) Fuller and their children Jayden, Easton, Alena, and Arlowe. Loved by his step mother Shirley Guite, half sisters Debbie Rizzo both of London and Laurie (Jeff) Brady of Mossley. Also survived by brother-in-law Bram (Bunty) Rouw of Bayfield, ON and sister-in-law Ann Rienstra of Seattle, WA. Predeceased by his parents Bernard Guite and Ruth Rowand (nee Gateman), infant son Edward "Eddie" and half brother Tom (Ina) Dawson.
Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 6-8pm. A private family Funeral Service will be held on Thursday. Rev. John Polacok officiating. Interment in Walkerton Cemetery. As per the provincial regulations and COVID-19 restrictions, visitors are requested to wear a mask when inside the funeral home. The maximum number allowed in the funeral home at any one time is 40 people including immediate family. All social distancing measures will be taken
Memorial donations to St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church-Hanover or Residential Hospice (South Build) would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.