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Willem "Bill" Petersen

October 28, 1929 — January 13, 2022

South River (former residence of Burk's Falls)

Willem “Bill” Petersen

Of South River (former residence of Burk’s Falls)

Passed away peacefully at the North Bay Regional Health Centre on Thursday, January 13, 2022, he was in his 93rd year.

Beloved husband of Margaret Petersen “Peggy SP” (nee Burdett).

Cherished father of Wilma Petersen and family of Carstairs, Alberta, step-father of Danny Burdett of South River and his daughter Sarah of New Brunswick, and Sean Larson (wife Pam) and their family of Hamilton, ON.

Family will receive friends at the Opatovsky Funeral Home-Moore Chapel 9 Paget Street Sundridge, Ontario on Tuesday, January 18th, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

A graveside service will take place at South River Cemetery on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 11 a.m.

If desired, donations to a charity of choice would be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.

PLEASE NOTE: As per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario COVID-19 protocols are in place; masks and social distancing are mandatory.  Registration for visiting is required, please RSVP for the visiting at or call 705-384-5802

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Opatovsky Funeral Home - Moore Chapel

9 Paget St, Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0

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