John Petrie

John "Sonny" Petrie

Friday, August 15th, 1930 - Friday, January 24th, 2020
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Peacefully, surrounded by family, John (Sonny) McKay Petrie of Bainsville, ON passed away on January 24, 2020 at the Cornwall Community Hospital. In his 90th year he is survived by his loving wife Agnes M. Petrie (nee MacDonald) of 67 years. Sonny grew up on the family farm with a love of the land; he was a hunter and fisherman, an early conservationist, a carpenter who loved working with his hands. He was an innovator, always interested new ideas and trends, a great story teller, community minded citizen, and a good neighbour and host. Sonny enjoyed the cottage and spending time on Lake St. Francis. Lifelong resident of Curry Hill, Sonny loved his walks in the woods; it was a spiritual experience for him when he was one with nature.
Dad of three children; Dale Petrie, Alan Petrie, Dawn (Petrie) Reynolds (Marty)
Grandfather to: Alison Kalani (Amir) (Colorado), Patricia Fowler (Kyle) (Aurora) , Alexx Petrie (St. Catharines), Mackenzie and Mackayla Petrie ( Bainsville), Taylor and Nate Reynolds(Victoria).
Great Grandfather to: Natalie and Adalyn Fowler, and Cameron and Leo Kalani
Loving Daughter-in-laws: Heather Petrie and Lynda Petrie
And many nieces and nephew.
As per Sonny's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral.
Funeral arrangements under the care and direction of the Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 46 Oak Street, Lancaster, Ontario (613-347-3609). As expressions of sympathy Memorial Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. As a Memorial to Sonny a tree will be planted in a memory woods. A tree grows-memories live.
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    St Andrew's Presbyterian Church Cemetery South Lancaster
    Burial of cremated remains at a later date.


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Bud , Bernice and family

Posted at 06:34pm
It is with a broken heart full of sorrow that we prepare this post for our dear brother-in-law Sonny Petrie.
Our condolences go to the family, wife Aggie, sons Dale & Allan, & daughter Dawn, as we all mourn together for the loss of a great husband & father.
We begin with some of the great memories, the family gatherings we had together over the many years, be it Christmas dinners, Birthday parties, or just a grand summer dinner at their Bainsville cottage. Sonny was always the cook, & I must emphasize a great one. We would often say we’re going to Petrie’s restaurant where Sonny & Aggie always had a delicious meal and a warm welcome to everyone.
We will also remember Sonny as being a steward of the land, always trying to find a better way to till the land & harvest the crops he grew with special care & pride.
Also, we remember Sonny as being truly connected to nature, with birds and animals around him. I will always remember the many hunting & fishing trips we had together, many on his own land or on the lake right in front of his cottage.
We as parents, will never forget the kindness and caring Sonny & Aggie displayed to our two oldest daughters when they were attending university in the U.S. (while we were working out of country) to be there for the girls when needed assistance.

Sonny, may you “RIP” dear brother-in-law, as you enter into your happy hunting grounds of eternity.

To Aggie; in closing, Bernice and I want to share the sadness and grief your feeling
and help you ease the pain of losing your best friend and husband.... Sonny.

Bud & Bernice MacDonald and family.
Brockville On.

Fred Ager

Posted at 12:07pm
I remember Sonny as a very gentle and kind person.Pat and I met him for the 1st time in 1970 when we had the great fortune to purchase our home "Ironside Cottage" on the 2nd from him.It began the marvelous journey of 47 years of our living and raising our family at Curry Hill.All throughout our living there we were in contact with Sonny and Aggie and always enjoyed our friendship with them.I look back on those times with fondness and great memories and a significant part of those memories were our relationship with Sonny and Aggie.I wish Aggie and her children strength to help them through this time of their loss. Love, Fred

Heather and George Hutt

Posted at 03:36pm
Dear Aggie & Family,
We, the MacRae Family will truly miss our life long family friend. Glengarry has lost one it it's finest men. Our deepest sympathy.

Catherine McArthur

Posted at 09:41pm
Dear Aggie
My sincere sympathy to you and your family on the recent death of Sonnie,he will be missed.
Catherine McArthur

Maureen Ryan Stephens

Posted at 04:13pm
Dear Aggie,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Thank the Lord for the memories

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