Julius Peter Roos

Roos, Julius Peter

July 3, 1937 – April 9, 2021

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather at the C-K Hospice after a brief and brave battle with cancer, with Family at his side.

Devoted husband and best friend of Ruth for 41 years. Loving father of John,  Jennifer Reed (Allan), and Jane Cripps (Keith).  Proud grandfather of Chantelle Pierman (Jake), Joshua Reed (Amy), and Allannah Kallonen (Benjamin). Adoring great-grandfather of Kaleb and Kinslie Pierman,  Alivia,  Peyton and Austyn Reed and Julian and Thomas Kallonen.  Brother-in-law of Jean Coulson (late George) and Rob Gardner (Norma).  Special companion to his puppy Sophie.

Peter will be fondly remembered for his love of clocks, particularly those that tick, and his fascination and love of numbers. If you were expecting a call from  Dad, you best know your odometer reading beforehand,  because he would know his and ask for yours. He loved to spend time playing cards, sharing laughs and telling stories with his family.  During late night talks with Poppy, whether one on one or in a group, there was sure to be laughter, sometimes tears, solid advice and comforting words of wisdom. His love of sports has always been shared with his son John, grandson Josh and sons-in-law, providing many happy memories. 

Peter was once described as a true gentlemen.  A very accurate description of a very gentle man. His passing leaves us each with a void that cannot be filled until we meet again. Peter often said, we all make choices in this life. Choose to be kind, and love one another.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice, where the care given to Him and all of us was nothing less than amazing, with the utmost of dignity and love, or the Charity of your choice. 



22 Comments on “Julius Peter Roos”

  1. Ruth and family,

    I was so shocked to hear of Peter’s passing today. He was indeed a kind and caring gentleman! We first met while he was an instructor at St. Clair College. We became fast friends and through further conversation realized that we also were neighbors. I am truly blessed to have known him. So very sorry for your loss.
    Rest in peace, Peter.

    Dan Bourdeau

  2. Family of Peter:
    I am so sad to hear of Peter’s passing. I spent a fair bit of time talking to Peter when he would come to Blessed Sacrament Church for the 2 times per year that the passport clinic was held. We always had great discussions on a wide variety of subjects
    He was truly a pleasure to talk to and I am blessed to have known him. The world will not be as nice without him. Till we meet again , Rest in peace Peter.

    Keeping Peter’s Family in my Prayers
    Brian Elgie
    Blessed Sacrament Church

  3. I was so sad to read of Peters passing. He was a GREAT man, I worked with him at the Wheels. He truly will be missed. Prayers for your family.

  4. Peter was like an Uncle to our family after the years he spent on the campaign trail and in the Dad’s office. He was such a gentle, smart man and hard worker. He will be dearly missed.
    Ruth, please know you and the family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Ruth, I’m so very sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. It was a pleasure working with him while at Wheels Inn.
    He was such a kind and caring man. Treasure all of your memories Ruth, my sincere condolences to you and family.
    Sincerely, Carol

  6. My condolences to John and family Peter was such a kind and gentle man love talking to him when he came into the store Charlie’s may God get you all through this difficult time

  7. Dear Ruth and Family:

    We wish to extend our condolences at this time of Peter’s passing. A true gentleman is a very apt description of him and how he lived his life. We wish you well as you move forward.

  8. Ruth,Jean and family,please accept our deepest condolences.We will miss our visits with Peter.
    Sarah and Michelle (Wine Kitz)

  9. Dear Ruth I am shocked and saddened to hear this news, my deepest condolences to you and your family

  10. My deepest sympathy to Ruth and family on the passing of your husband , Peter. May the love and support of family and friends surround you to help ease you through this sad and difficult time .

  11. Ruth: We are truly sorry for your loss. You and Peter made such a wonderful couple, it is rare to see such compassion between two people. May your wonderful memories of Peter give you comfort in the days ahead.

    Wayne & Linda Drummond

  12. Sincere sympathy in Peter’s passing to Ruth, the family and his many loved ones. With thanks for a life well lived, and prayers for the days ahead. Jane and Brian Wright

  13. Ruth, John and extended family sorry to hear of Peters passing. In times passed we had some good times which will be remembered fondly.

  14. Sincere sympathies to the Roos family. I first met Peter when he moved to Chatham from up north. He was a wonderful instructor for St. Clair College. Students would ask what is Peter teaching next so that they could enrol. A real gentleman. Rest in peace Peter.

  15. Dear Ruth, Nancy and I were so sorry to hear about Pete.He had an incredible sense of humour and we had many great times together.Most importantly, he was a good man.Most sincerely, Nancy and Harry Elmslie

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