Obituary of Niels Kenneth Pedersen
Niels (Pete) Kenneth Pedersen passed peacefully on January 2, 2022. Loving father to Kirsten Pedersen (Phil), Robert Pedersen (Jennifer), and Sean Pedersen (Nicole). Beloved grandfather to Tyson, Kezia, Seth, Kieran, Beckett, and Silas. Predeceased by his brother, Ralph. Son of Pete Pedersen and Jo Lee. Born August 13, 1943 in North York, Ontario, Pete spent his early years in Toronto before joining the Royal Canadian Airforce as a Military Police Officer for four years, after which he moved to Deep River as a police officer, where he met Anne Nicholson, whom he married in 1967. They moved into their first apartment in Georgetown, Ontario, where Kirsten was born in 1971. Pete graduated from York University and began his successful career in the moving industry with Atlas Van Lines, where he soon became Vice President, and moved to Streetsville where Robert and Sean were born. He was a pioneer in the computing world, running the operating systems at Atlas Van Lines in the late 80s, and studied finances privately in his own time. Retiring in Grand Bend, Pete also enjoyed his winters in Florida and loved to cruise the Gulf in his boat with Anne. In order to be closer to family in their later years, Anne and Pete eventually moved to Rockwood, Ontario. Pete will be remembered for his kindness and compassion, especially to those needing a guiding hand or in their hour of need. Always laughing, Pete was at his best surrounded by family, especially his grandchildren, whom he cherished dearly and held in his arms as often as he could. Friends will be received at Jones Funeral Home on Wednesday January 5, 2021 from 11 - 1 and 2 - 4. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to "Wounded Warriors of Canada" in memory of Pete Pedersen. In accordance with the family's wishes and Covid-19 regulations, everyone must provide proof of full vaccination to attend the visitation for Niels.