Peter was born in Tobique Narrows, NB, on May 3, 1928. He was the son of the late William and Elizabeth (Wallace) DeMerchant. Peter leaves behind his daughters, Carlene Underhill (Gregory) of Bath, NB, Karen Sullivan (Gaylen) of Four Falls, NB, Kathy Swazey (Darryl) of Four Falls, NB, Tammie Wright (Dana Jr.) of Kilburn, NB; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren; his sister, Reta Jamer of Enfield, NS; his brother-in-law, Robert O'Regan (Lynda) of Woodstock, NB; along with many nieces and nephews.
Peter was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Marina DeMerchant (O'Regan); his sisters, Mary Liles and Marion DeMerchant; his brothers, Ralph, William, Gerald, Reid, Lloyd, Robert, Jack, and Keith DeMerchant.
Peter worked for NB Power for many years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Shriners, the Perth-Andover Elks Club, and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 2 pm from St. James United Church in Perth-Andover, NB. Rev. Roy Dee officiated. Interment followed in Larlee Creek Cemetery.
Music for the service was by Barbara Moran, Lorie Tracey and piper Darlene Morton. The eulogy was given by Norman DeMerchant. Other remembrances were shared by Donnie Moran and Ron Gaunce. A poem was read by Jodi Meyer.
Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Moran, Ron Gaunce, Leslie Smith, Allie Sullivan, Burpee Wagner, and Robert O'Regan.
Pallbearers were Greg Underhill, Darryl Swazey, Gaylen Sullivan, Dana Wright Jr., Jamie Underhill, and Wade Swazey.
Arrangements were entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home, Perth-Andover, NB.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
St. James United Church of Canada
2-4 and 7-9 pm
Brunswick Funeral Home
Larlee Creek Cemetery
Larlee Creek Cemetery or the Shriners