Grand Mira South

It is with profound sadness that we, the family announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, Peter David Prior on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at the Glace Bay Hospital, Glace Bay with his loving family at his side.

Peter was born on June 30, 1941, in New Waterford.

Peter married the love of his life, Jessie Catherine McLellan on August 5, 1961. Peter is survived by his wife, Jessie; children, Cynthia (Greg) Maymon Foster, Rhode Island, Edward (Ann Marie), Millville, and Michelle, Grand Mira; grandchildren, Jessica, Ashley, Alexandria, Kurstyn and Korey; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Neveah, Jacob, Peyton and Bailey; sister, Brenda (Dick) Dangelo, Framingham, Massachusetts; sisters-in-law, Ann (Harry) Leacy, Massachusetts, and Ellen (James) Tracadie, NS; brothers-in-law, Buddy McLellan, Oklahoma, and Johnnie (Marg) McLellan, Valley, NS.

Peter was predeceased by his brother, John; parents-in-law, Carson and Catherine McLellan, which he adored; sister-in-law, Tory Tripp and brother-in-law, Billy McLellan.

As per Peter’s request, there will be no visitation or service for the late Peter Prior at this time.

Donations in memory of Peter may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

May I Go Now?
Don’t you think the time is right?
May I say good-bye to pain filled days
And endless lonely nights?
I’ve lived my life and done my best,
An example tried to be,
So can I take that step beyond
And set my spirit free?
I didn’t want to go at first
I fought with all my might!
But something seems to draw me now
To a warm and loving light.
I want to go! I really do!
It’s difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can
To live just one more day.
To give you time to care for me
And share your love and fears.
I know you’re sad and are afraid
Because I see your tears.
I’ll not be far, I promise that,
And I hope you will always know
That my spirit will be close to you
Wherever you may go.
Thank you for loving me,
You know I loved you too.
That’s why it is hard to say good-bye,
And end this life with you.
So hold me now, just one more time,
And let me hear you say,
Because you care so much for me,
You’ll let me go today.
– Anonymous –

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.


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