Peter John Stokes
Peter John Stokes passed away unexpectedly at home on Mon., July 29, 2013. He was 87.
He was the son of the late John Ansell and Irene Susan Stokes, and the beloved husband of Ann Tompkins, his wife of 47 years.
He was born in London, England, and arrived in Canada in 1940 as a war guest. He graduated in architecture from the University of Toronto. In his role as Canada’s preeminent restoration architect, he worked on many of Canada’s most important historic sites including Upper Canada Village, and in the towns of Cobourg, Upper Woodstock, New Brunswick, Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Port Hope.
He was an accomplished author of several books, and received numerous awards. His passion for Canada’s heritage, and his uncompromising attention to detail were legendary. He was a kind and gracious man.
A memorial service will be held on Thurs., Sept. 26 at 2 pm at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 41 Byron St., Niagara-on-the-Lake.
If desired, memorial donations to St. Mark’s Historic Properties Foundation would be gratefully appreciated.