It is with great sorrow to announce the passing of Peter Vukosavljevic on September 22, 2021, aged 92, peacefully in the comfort of his home and surrounded by family. Predeceased by his wife of 59 years Olga, and siblings Bora and Mira (Slobodan) Djurdic, Peter battled cancer for 22 years and finally succumbed. Yet he was proud to have outlasted all predictions on his longevity. He was affectionately known by his grandchildren and friends as Pappou.
Peter was known for many things, but always first and foremost was that of being a family man, prioritizing spending time with those he cared for. His sense of humour was always present, with his ability to make those who were lucky enough to know him laugh in any situation. Peter also enjoyed playing Chess on his iPad (or as he called it the "plate"), vacationing and going on road trips, enjoying delicious food, and watching sports such as tennis, hockey, boxing and baseball. He was also well known for his famous head of hair, always appreciating remarks about how full it was even at his age, and his wrinkle-free skin!
Peter is survived by his son Alex and daughter-in-law Lynn, daughter Helene, grandchildren Jim, Peter (Katie), Mara (Dylan), Nicole, Peter, and great grandson Aristotelis as well as his beloved puppies, Wilson, Echo, Blue, and Red. Peter also is survived by family in Serbia; niece Nina Djurdjic, nephew Predrag Djurdjic, great nephew Alexander Djurdjic (Jelena) and great niece Anastasia.
It is with thanks to the amazing staff at UHN who took good care of Peter as well as a very special thanks to Dr. E. Schwartz and Dr. S. Alibhai.
A private burial will take place at Thornton Cemetery on Saturday September 25, 2021 at 09:45. The funeral is for family only with internment limited to his children, grandchildren, and spouses. A celebration of Peter’s life will take place in the future on a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care or Mount Sinai Hospital.