Peter Hans Haller

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Peter Hans Haller

April 17, 1939 - June 5, 2021

Peter Haller passed away with his family by his side on Saturday, June 5th at Ed’s House at the age of 82. He was born in Basel, Switzerland and in 1967 he came to Canada with his young family. When his 2 – year contract ended with General Electric in Montreal, he decided to stay in Canada. After a career in Project Management, he followed his passion for the Arts and graduated from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. His work has been exhibited in Canada, Switzerland and Germany. Peter will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 59 years Hanna, daughter’s Sibylle (Mark) and Andrea (Pierre), his brother Christian (Janka), Switzerland and his grandchildren Shannon (Nanda), Dallas (Mackenzie), Kelsey and Sydney. There will be a cremation with private family arrangements. A celebration of life to be held at Peter’s studio at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Art Gallery of Northumberland would be appreciated.

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Juliet Wilmer - June 19, 2021

Dearest Sibylle, Hanna and Andrea, I am so sorry to hear the news about your Dad. What can I say? There are never any truly comforting words when one is grieving for a loved one let alone a parent. I want you to know that I will always remember your father as an intelligent, kind and gracious man, who had great enthusiasm for life and art. I wish there was more that I could express, just know that I am thinking of you and all your family. On behalf of Hugh and Phillippa I send you our love and deepest sympathy. Your friend always Juliet

Margaret Allen - June 18, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Art Gallery of Northumberland

Suellen Stratton - June 17, 2021

Dear Hanna Saddened to learn of your loss and my thoughts and prayer are for you both. I loved Peter’s exhibitions, always feeling a sense of serenity when viewing his Linescape paper cuts. Such simplicity. An artistic loss for sure. Suellen

Sally Rohde - June 16, 2021

Dear Hanna & Family: I remember so clearly you and Peter coming to all the Gallery Exhibition openings in the early days of the new "High Class" Victoria Hall Location. And you Hanna, and 3 or 4 other extraordinary Volunteers that came in at least 3Xs a week (when I worked there 1977-87) to help move this small Gallery into one of more prominence, and a Gem in our Community. I personally remember you, Judy Bolt (d.), Dianne Glennie (d.) Heather Weyman, Peter Cragg (d.) and David Doig always working on Fundraising Events (as lack of money always a problem in the Arts), organizing them, & working on Special Events - Advertising, Films, Lectures, Xmas Craft Sales, Bus trips to the AGO, etc. They also served on the Board of Directors at different times. And also Anne Kolisnyk, Gallery Director who was so wise & wonderful to work with. So thanks to all of you!!!! Peter got to follow his Dream after retirement & you were a huge important part & supporter of this. I am so sorry for your loss! But I know you & Family have so many Good & Happy Memories.

Kathleen Bridge-Ugolini - June 16, 2021

Hanna, Sibylle,Andrea, and families I am so sorry to hear about Peter's passing. Peter was an amazing artist and will be missed greatly. Our sincerest condolences to all of you at this difficult time 🙏.

Joan and George Prlja - June 16, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Art Gallery of Northumberland

Edward Falkenberg - June 16, 2021

Peter will live on through his wonderful insightful art. He was a genuine creative and the world is a better place for it.

Anne and Tom Wilson - June 15, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Art Gallery of Northumberland

Mark F - June 15, 2021

My condolences Hanna and family...always enjoyed seeing and talking to Peter at many occasions and events over the last 20 years. He was a special man. My deepest sympathy.

Shelagh Stewart and Robert McLeod - June 13, 2021

Cobourg and the arts have lost a true champion. His art will keep his memory alive, and Hanna and family are in our thoughts.

Amy Quinn - June 13, 2021

Hannah and family, I am so sorry to read this news. I am constantly looking back and thinking what a wonderful group of people we had here and so much talent. There was no shortage of it and it was a very exciting time. I think of you often and the fun we had. Peter was exceptionally talented and very kind.

Ruth Anne & John Whicher - June 13, 2021

Dearest Hanna and Family, John and I are so very sad to hear of Peter’s passing. We have fond memories of our times together as neighbours and friends. Peter will be missed by many . Our deepest condolences, Ruth Anne & John

Peter & Jane Greathead - June 12, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Art Gallery of Northumberland

Peter Kolisnyk - June 12, 2021

Dear Hanna & Family My sincere condolences for your loss. While it’s been some time since being in Cobourg, I do recall the many get togethers at our home. My parents were very fond of you both and my Dad certainly appreciated discussing the arts with your Peter. Take care.

Beth Kolisnyk - June 12, 2021

Dear Hanna & family, I just heard of Peter's passing. I am so sorry for your loss and want to extend my deepest condolences. My father and mother were so fond of Peter and had a deep respect for his work. I always admired that he could work on two continents and that he continued to pursue is passion throughout his life. Thinking of you at this time. Beth xoxo

Colette and Brian McIntosh - June 12, 2021

Dear Hanna, Sibylle, Mark and family, Our deepest sympathy to you for your loss. We have fond memories of Peter. We always enjoyed his company. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Lutz Ackermann und Barbara Jakubowski - June 11, 2021

Liebe Hanna, wir sind sehr traurig über die Nachricht vom Ableben von Peter, die uns im Zug von Berlin nach Warschau erreichte. Sehr gern hätten wir uns nochmal mit Peter und Dir getroffen. Vielleicht "auf dem Schönefeld" oder "auf dem Tegel", wie Peter immer sagte. Wir5 haben diese Worte für immer im Ohr... Die Afrikaner sagen "Er ist nicht von uns, sondern vor uns gegangen!" In diesem Sinn liebe Grüße von Lutz und Barbara

Carole Faucon - June 11, 2021

I am a colleague of Andrea’s and I would like to offer my most sincere condolences to the entire family.

Jürgen und Gisela Tenz - June 11, 2021

Liebe Hanna, liebe Familie Haller, wir sind betroffen über das Ableben von Peter. Sein Bild hängt bei uns im Schlafzimmer und wir sehen es Tag für Tag. Gern denken wir an die illustren Tage in Berlin zurück. Herzl. Beileidsgrüße von Gisela und Jürgen Tenz sowie Freunde.

Sabine McDermott - June 11, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Art Gallery of Northumberland

The McDermott Family - June 11, 2021

Dear Hanna, we so sorry to learn of Peter's passing. We think of him often when looking at his painting. His sense of humour lives on in his family. Our hearts go out to you and your family for your loss. Sabine and Kegen

Nina - June 11, 2021

Dear Hanna. I am so sorry to read about Peter's passing. We all had such wonderful times together didn't we? And what an artist! He will be remembered fondly. Hugs Nina

Volker Henze - June 11, 2021

Liebe Hanna! Oh wie traurig! Es schmerzt mich sehr, dass Peter nicht mehr lebt. Ich kann es nicht fassen! Mein herzliches Beileid, liebe Hanna! Eure Freundschaft und Gastfreundschaft werde ich nicht vergessen! Herzlich, Volker

Petra Tödter - June 11, 2021

I am sorry to hear of Peter's passing. I met him in the 90ies, when he came to Berlin and stayed some time in Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, I was was his neighbor artist and it was a pleasure to me. I send my condolences to all his family. Petra Tödter, Berlin, Germany

Peter and Pauline Burton - June 10, 2021

Sibylle we are so sorry for the loss of your father. Sending you hugs and love and want to express our condolences to you and your family. I’m happy to hear that he was at Ed’s House. He is at peace and no longer in pain.

Katherine Hart - June 10, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss, Hanna. Please know that caring thoughts and heartfelt sympathy are with you, Kathy Hart

Nathalie and Lee - June 10, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Art Gallery of Northumberland

CUPE Local 1453 - June 10, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Art Gallery of Northumberland

CUPE Local 1453 - June 10, 2021

Our thoughts are prayers are with your family during this time. -CUPE Local 1453

Peter Schmitz and Myra Lees-Schmitz - June 10, 2021

Our condolence to you all. In these difficult times, be kind to yourselves to rest and reflect. Peter and Myra

Jeanine Clarey - June 9, 2021

Dear Sibylle & Family So sorry to hear about your Father’s passing. He led a remarkable life. Cherish the memories. Sincerely Jeanine & Paul Clarey

Jeanine Clarey - June 9, 2021

Dear Hanna & Family We are so sorry to hear about Peter’s passing. It’s a trying time for you and your family Sincerely. Jeanine & Paul Clarey

John and Eleanor Vardy - June 9, 2021

Dear Hannah and family It was a privilege to have known Peter as a friend and neighbour for the past 13 years. Our sincere thoughts are with you at this sad time. John and Eleanor

Eleanor and John Vardy - June 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Art Gallery of Northumberland

Terri Dowle - June 9, 2021

Hanna and family, We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Stewart Raynor - June 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Art Gallery of Northumberland

Jane and Geoff Bainton - June 9, 2021

I am sorry to learn of your loss. I always enjoyed working with Peter during his years as a Project Manager. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jane and Geoff

Lynn Poirier - June 9, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. I’m keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Berry Biederman - June 9, 2021

Dear Hanna and family, we are so very sorry for your tremendous loss and send our deepest condolences. Only time can heal your weeping hearts. Sincerely, the Biedermans

Chris Leeson - June 9, 2021

Hanna I am so sorry to hear about Peter. My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. Peter was a very talented man

Barb Robins - June 9, 2021

Dear Hanna and family. I was saddened to learn of Peter’s death and send deep condolences. Peter’s memory will live on through his magnificent art.

Barb Robins - June 9, 2021

Dear Hanna and family. I was saddened to learn of Peter’s death and send deep condolences. Peter’s memory will live on through his magnificent art.

Diane Levesque - June 9, 2021

Sibylle and family, I send you my sympathies from my heart to yours. You have wonderful memories to share and now you have only to look to the sky to the lovely cloud formations and know he continues his work forever. May Peter Rest In Paradise.

Fred Emmons - June 9, 2021

Sorry to hear of the loss! Sincerely a sad day! Thinking of you all!

Brad & JuneAnn - June 8, 2021

We were so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Sending our condolences to you and your family.

Marshal, Vicky &Hailey - June 8, 2021

We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Thinking about all of you. Hugs to you all xo

Irene Coleman & Garth Dee - June 8, 2021

Sibylle and family, our sincere condolences. Thinking of you . Irene & Garth

Sue & John Pevcevicius - June 8, 2021

We are sorry for your loss. May you all find peace, love and joy in the memories you have. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sue and John Pevcevicius

Gail Pattison - June 8, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jim and Norine Keeling - June 8, 2021

So sorry for your loss We love you The Keeling’s

Tita & Trevor DeMattos - June 8, 2021

Our sincere condolences. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Tita and Trevor DeMattos

Liz and Dean McCaughey - June 8, 2021

It is with great sadness that we read this announcement. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Sincerely, Liz and Dean

James & Nancy Coyle - June 8, 2021

We send our condolences to your family on the passing of your loving husband, father and grandfather. We pray that you will be comforted by the memories that you cherish.

Sonja Brien - June 8, 2021

Dear Hanna, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. You used to entertain me with your family stories when we were in our younger years! May your wonderful memories help to bring you peace. Thinking of you at this time and keeping you and your family in my prayers. Sonja