Passed away peacefully on July 13, 2021 at the age of 85. Beloved husband of 57 years to Gisela. Loving father to Claus, Anke (Paul), Reinhard (Tomislava) and Bernie. Proud Grandfather to Caleb, Margriet, Evelyn, Ava, Johan and Kristina. Son of the late Johannes and Charlotte Vogel. Dear brother of Ursula Bettenhäuser (Hermann) of Hildesheim, Germany. Special Uncle of Cara (Christian) and Bernard.
Peter was born in New York City and raised in Germany where he acquired an interest in the Fine Arts leading to studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. Gisela and Peter married in Bonn in 1964, then moved to Ottawa in 1966 with their son, Claus, where Peter worked at Library and Archives Canada before beginning a long and very distinguished career with the Canadian Conservation Institute as a Conservator of Fine Arts for over 30 years.
Peter will be affectionately remembered by many friends and colleagues for his wit and sense of humour. Known for his love of soccer, card tournaments, antiques and Crokinole; his fondest memories were of spending summers on the beaches of Cape Cod with Gisela, his children and grandchildren.
The family wishes to sincerely thank the medical and personal care staff at Carlingview Manor for their loving, dedicated and professional care. Additionally, a heartfelt thank you to all of his colleagues who demonstrated many acts of kindness during his stay in long term care with special cards and sentiments.
Visitations will be held at Pinecrest Cemetery, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa on Thursday, July 22, 2021 between 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm. COVID guidelines apply. A service, by invitation only, will be held on Friday, July 23 at 2pm. For those who wish to join the service remotely, you can visit the following link at service time. View Service.
For those who wish, memorial donations in lieu of flowers, can be made to German Evangelical Martin Luther Church of Ottawa Inc, 933 Smyth Road, Ottawa ON K1G 1PS, 613 733 5804, www.glco.org/en