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COLLARD, Peter Michael
COLLARD - Peter Michael 81, of Vero Beach, Florida and Ridgeway, Ontario, died on October 7, 2017 after a long illness. The son of Eugene and Eleanor Collard, Peter was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, where he and his wife, Carol resided until 2010. Peter was a graduate of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in Buffalo, New York and Saint Vincent's College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University at Buffalo School of Law after which he practiced as a trial lawyer and partner at the law firm of Smith, Murphy & Schoepperle, where he spent his entire career. He served in the United States Army for two years and for several years in the Reserves. Peter was a member and past President of both the Buffalo Tennis and Squash Club and the Cherry Hill Club in Ridgeway, Ontario, where he enthusiastically pursued tennis, squash, and golf (aka the Swing Doctor). Peter is survived by Carol, his wife of 53 years; three children, Pamela, Peter Jr. and Julia (Charlie); five grandchildren, Tess, Elspeth and Megan Collard and William and Alexa Pesiridis; plus seven siblings, Charles (Christine), Eugene (Elaine), John Anthony (Katherine), Timothy (Patricia) and David (Ann) Collard, Anne (Mike) Genco and Susan (Daniel) Fanning. Services and burial will be private. A celebration of Life will be held next Summer at the family home in Thunder Bay, Ridgeway, Ontario.