Peter Veley

1959 - 2022

Suddenly at his Neyaashiinigmiing residence on Saturday March 5, 2022 at the age of 62 years. Devoted father of Peter K. Keeshig (partner Sabrina LaValley), of Neyaashiinigmiing, and Ashleigh Seymour (partner Gerald Alfred), of Vancouver, BC. Cherished grandfather of Milo Keeshig-Roote and Jerikoh Keeshig-Ashkewe. Dear brother of Andrew Veley (partner Janina Orellana), of Toronto, and Linda Atchison, of Sarnia. Uncle of Shannon Johnston, and Emanuel Orellana. Sadly missed by his many friends. Predeceased by his parents, George and Cleta; and by his sister, Theresa “Terry” Optekamp. Visitation to celebrate Peter’s life will be held at the Maadookii Seniors Centre, Neyaashiinigmiing on Wednesday March 9 and Thursday March 10 from 2-5 PM, where a service will be held on Friday at 11:30 AM. Cremation to follow, with interment in Little Port Elgin Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Nshiime Child and Family Centre would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at

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