December 12, 2018
Peter Robert Nielsen passed away peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC), on Oct. 26 at the age of 85.

Nielsen served as president of the Ontario Nursery Trades Association in 1968, which went on to become one of the three associations that unified to become Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association in 1973.

Beloved husband of Ruth Nielsen (née Duncan). Loving father of Rand (Barb), Reed, the late Kerri Nielsen and step-father of Nancy Inglehart (David). Dear brother of Robert “Bob” (Mary), Don (Marilyn), and Sandy (Caroline) Nielsen. Proud grandfather, great grandfather and great-great grandfather. Fondly remembered by his golfing buddies John Hall and Jim McNeally. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life was held Nov. 4. In honour of Peter, donations to the PRHC foundation would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made at