Peter John Kehoe

July 29, 2019 44 Condolences Print Obituary

May 30, 1959 - July 28, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Kehoe announce his passing Sunday evening, after a brief but faithful struggle, at the age of 60 years. Beloved father to Christina (Chris) and Peter (Chelsea). Proud and loving grandfather to Sofia. Peter also leaves to mourn his longtime love, Aurora, and his siblings David, Tommy (Sue), Ann Marie Martel, John, Jennifer (Don) Levins, Judy (Patrick) Fox, numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his father Bill, mother Bonnie, brother-in-law Peter Martel, and nephew William Martel. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for the care and compassion Peter received while at unit 5 East of the Royal Alexander Hospital Robins Pavilion.

Peter was born on May 30, 1959 in Sudbury, Ontario to William and Yvonne Kehoe. He was the second of seven children. As a young man, he would spend his spare time working on bicycles and cars with his siblings and close friends. His love of cars remained constant as he collected and restored numerous old vehicles from small British sports cars to large trucks and luxury coupes.

He was a lifelong rock ‘n’ roll and blues enthusiast. He managed his friends’ band where he would help to arrange gigs and oversee logistics. He also loved the outdoors. He took many fishing trips with family across western Canada and routinely joined his family at their hunting camp in rural Ontario for the annual white tail deer hunt.

It was not until he moved to Edmonton at the age of 23 where he met the love of his life, Aurora, and was soon married. They started a family and had two children. Together, the family shared fond memories, including dinners at his in-laws, road trips, fires in the back yard, and watching movies.

While growing up in Ottawa, he worked in a variety of fields including hospitality and furniture refurbishment. He was a skilled wood-worker and finisher. His faith-inspired pieces included keepsake urns and ornamental crosses for churches and family homes. In his youth, he also worked in a local pharmacy and at a small funeral home. However, Peter knew he had a higher calling. Soon after arriving in Edmonton, he began his career in Funeral Service.

For the next 35 years, Peter worked in numerous funeral homes in Edmonton, as a devoted employee, deliberate manager, and trusted mentor. He had a passion for service and a sincere devotion to helping families in their time of need. During the sunset of his career, he worked as the General Manager and advisor to a small, independent funeral home founded by his best friend, John. At Trinity Funeral Home Ltd., Peter helped to establish a standard of service excellence, propelling the business into one of the region’s most reputable funeral homes.

Peter was also a dedicated and passionate member of the Alcoholics Anonymous fellowship. He was an active member of many groups, often guest speaking and chairing meetings in the local community. He also attended meetings across North America. He also enjoyed big book studies with close friends, either in groups or one on one. In 2019, he received a Diploma in Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist, graduating with highest honours.

He was a spiritual person, inspiring others with his faith and values. He was a life-long, devoted Catholic who found tranquility and peace through the church. After discovering his indigenous roots, he became fascinated and inspired by teachings and traditions he learned from close friends and Elders. He proudly participated and practiced a variety of ceremonies and events within various First Nation communities.

Peter will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His wit, authenticity, eloquence, sense of style, dry sense of humour, and compassion will live on our memories and in our hearts.

‘We love you, Peter. And thank you for everything.’

4:00PM - 9:00PM Thursday August 1, 2019
Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples
10821 96 St, Edmonton, AB

Mass of Christian Burial
10:00AM Friday August 2, 2019
Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples
10821 96 St, Edmonton, AB

St. Albert Municipal Cemetery
Poundmaker Road St. Albert, AB

  1. You will be missed by many.

  2. Thank you for a shining example of recovery luv tinyar

  3. You will be missed greatly

  4. Thank you for walking with me until I could walk on my own.

  5. Point to point…

  6. Peter your message was strong and loud and clear. You never spoke once that I didn’t get what I needed to hear. You were an inspiration to many and you will be missed.

    • He had the fire of faith and helped me reconnect to mine. May g-d bless you and take you into his arms brother. Condolences to his family.

    • My condolences to the family and friends.

  7. I could see God’s spirit in and through Peter. He will be greatly missed at the Men’s meeting.

  8. You’re free now Peter. They say that only the good die young and in this case it couldn’t be more closer to the truth. You were a kind, gentle and authentic person and will be truly missed.

  9. Heaven shines brighter now that you’re with your Creator. Thank you for sharing your experience, strength, and hope with us Peter. You will be missed ?

  10. On behalf of the Connelly family and the staff at Connelly-McKinley, I wanted to offer our condolences to Peter’s family and the staff at Trinity on his passing. We knew him to be a man of outstanding character, thoughtfulness, and kindness. He made our industry a better one for all his years of dedicated service.

    • My sincerest condolences

    • Our deepest condolences to all of Peter’s family. May he rest in peace

  11. I was fortunate to be touched by your simplicity, though for a short period, but you will always be remembered, each time we play the video, to which you became an important part.

  12. So sorry to hear of Peter’s passing.
    I feel blessed to have had Peter’s patience & compassion when he walked my family through arrangements for my dad’s passing.
    My deepest sympathies to his family.

    • Our sincerest condolences to the Kehoe family. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
      God Bless.
      Barry, Ollie, Matt, Marissa and Tina Karpiak.

  13. I was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Peter Kehoe whom I had the good fortune to work with in Edmonton back in the mid-1980’s. Peter was a refined gentleman and I am certain that he will be deeply missed by many people, especially his family and colleagues. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely. Victor C. Ernst (Toronto).

  14. R.I.P. my wing man from Sacred Heart. We shall continue to sit in our spot in spirit together. Deepest condolences to the family at this difficult time. Peter was a great man.

  15. Our hearts our heavy our friend. We’ll miss your wit and charm. You were a hard working dedicated man who loved his family and friends…the world is a sadder place without you. Our love and best wishes to the family you know we are here for you.

  16. My deepest condolences to the family. May he Rest In Peace.

  17. My heartfelt prayers are with Peter’s beloved children, Aurora, his sisters, brothers and all who loved him.

    I will never forget Peter’s kindness to me and my parents throughout many years. His last act of kindness to my family was his caring and beautiful service for my father’s funeral.

    Peter touched many lives with his faith and I Know his faith has carried him to Paradise.

    May this faith continue to touch the lives of his beloved family.

    • My condolences. 10 years ago I worked for Peter at Serenity. I truly enjoyed working with him and learning from him. He was passionate about his career and seemed to truly care about each family that came through the doors. Even though I haven’t spoken to him since we worked together I was saddened to see this notice. I fondly remember my time getting to know him.
      Rest in peace Peter.

  18. My deepest sympathy to Christina, Peter, Aurora, Tom, John, David, Ann Marie, Jennifer and Judy. I was deeply sadden to hear of Peter’s passing. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. God Bless, Audrey

    • Thank you for your kind words Audrey.

  19. My condolences to the family. Although Peter and I have not seen each other for years, I do have great memories of my cousin Peter at our cottage when we had family parties. I will remember Peter from those times. Rest in Peace Peter. Cousin Mike.

  20. My love & prayers go out to the Kehoe family at this very difficult and sad time.

    I had the privilege of working with Peter at Serenity Funeral Service for a number of years. I have many fond and fun memories of my moments with Peter. Peter was one of a kind! He was a genuine and honorable man!

    He left us way too soon…..but will remain in our hearts forever!!

  21. My Sincere Condolences to all The Kehoe Family. My prayers and thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.

  22. My condolences to John & the staff at Trinity, you’ve lost a genuine caring an honorable man!

    I worked with Peter at Serenity Funeral Service and have many fond and fun memories of Peter….our loss was your gain!

    He will be dearly missed!

  23. No words ever written or to be written can describe the effect you had on life – my life, our lives and the examples and standards you set for all humanity, both living and for those who have gone before us.

    ‘Tis with Genuine Brotherly Love, I say farewell – for now – while you bask in your well earned, Eternally bright, joyous freedom & light, dear friend, pal & confidante.

    Well done, O Good and Faithful Servant.

    Thank you with all our hearts for the courage to go before us.

    Fondly, forever and AlwAys,


  24. I had the opportunity to work alongside Peter early in my career. I will most remember his “Peterisms” such as “Jesus, Mary & Joseph” or “This may look like fun but let me tell you Jeremy, it’s awful lonely at the the top”. Combined with hand gestures, these sayings became unforgettable. He was extremely kind to me and always inviting. He also showed me the value of combining good conversation with a refreshing bottle of Perrier. I am truly sorry for the impact this loss will undoubtedly have within your family. Peter helped foster many young funeral professionals into their careers, and I can say with certainty that was very much my experience. Take care during this time of uncertainty and know that the funeral profession is beside you as you walk through your grief.

    • As Peters younger brother your words are so comforting. Thank you Jeremy

  25. Our deepest condolences to Trinity staff on the loss of a humble caring compassionate man! Rest In Peace Peter!

  26. Jose and Lubelia Pimentel send our condolences to the Trinity Staff for the loss of a compassionate ,humble, and caring Man.We are praying for you and his family ,may He Rest in Peace .

  27. O behalf of the Archdiocese of Edmonton and the staff of Edmonton Catholic Cemeteries, we extend our deepest sympathy to the Kehoe family and the staff at Trinity Funeral Home. We were so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing.

    May the Angels lead Peter into paradise may the Martyrs come to welcome him and bring him to the holy city, the new and eternal Jerusalem.

    • Deepest condolences to your family,

      Rob and Nina Roy

      • Thank you Rob and Nina.

  28. We are all so very sorry to hear of Peter’s passing and are lifting up your family in prayer in this difficult time. May He provide you with comfort and peace and enough light for the step you are on. With love, Tina Levins Wilson and the Levins Family xox

  29. We were deeply saddened to hear of Peter’s passing. We have many fond memories of him growing up together in Ottawa. Especially all the times spent fixing up old cars and canvassing the wreckage yards for parts. Peter was truly one of a kind.

    Our deepest condolences to Aurora, Christina, Peter and the rest of the Kehoe family.

    Rest in peace old friend, you will be missed.

    Steve & Kelly Tyrell

    • Beautiful words. Thank you Steve and Kelly. You guys were a big part of his life. Thank you for your beautiful words.

  30. Deepest sympathies from all the Hendrick’s. Boxing Day nights visiting the Kehoe”s were always a fun adventure including summers at Lakes St. Pierre and Mississippi. Peter will be missed !!

  31. My deepest condolences to the family. He was a good person May he Rest In Peace.

  32. We are so very sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. Our deepest condolences to Aurora and her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Unfortunately we cannot attend the funeral. God bless – Emilia and Frank

  33. My sincere sympathy to Peter’s family, friends and colleagues.
    Peter was a childhood friend, we attended elementary through high school together. We recently reconnected and discussed the plans for the upcoming SJAM reunion. Peter, as discussed, you were often recalled and remembered over the past 40+ years. You will never be forgotten. May we meet again one day old friend.

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