Peter Grunte

Grunte- Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Bluewater Health-Palliative Care Unit, Sarnia on Friday January 5, 2024.  Peter Edward Grunte, age 84 years of Corunna. Loving husband of the late Willy Grunte (2019). Survived by his son, Brian Grunte and his wife Valerie of London. Pete was a devoted father to Todd Grunte and Shawn Grunte and his wife AmyJo all of Corunna. Much loved grandfather of Myles, Maizy, Liam and Molly. Pete will be fondly remembered by his daughter-in-law, Kim Heath and by his brother, Mike Grunte and his wife Barb all of Sarnia. He was predeceased by his sister, Marie Prout. Pete will be lovingly remembered as the guy that always wanted to give or receive a hug from almost any women he met. He was a long time member of the Optimist Club of Moore and enjoyed his involvement every year with their Operation Christmas Tree. He had a lifelong affection for cars, having bought, sold and traded many over the years and most recently he enjoyed his summers in his Mustang convertible. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Wednesday January 10, 2024 from 4-6 p.m. Cremation has taken place and his family will be holding a private graveside memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Sarnia and District Humane Society, Moore Optimist- Operation Christmas Tree or to Bluewater Health-Palliative Care Unit. Messages and condolences may be left online at Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

Wednesday January 10, 2024 from 4-6 p.m.


Sarnia and District Humane Society Moore Optimist Operation Christmas Tree Bluewater Health Palliative Care Unit

Funeral Date

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

28 thoughts on “Peter Grunte”

  1. Ron & Joan Fewster

    Our sympathy and condolences go out to all of Peter’s family. We have known Peter as a friend and a neighbour for many years. May you have many fond memories to ease your loss.

  2. Karen Grant (nee Prout)

    Uncle Pete, so many childhood memories growing up in Ontario, always trying to figure out your humour!!

    I truly appreciated your recent trip to Alberta. I know you had a lot of fun (!!!) even during a sad reason for the visit.

    I’ll remember you always,
    Love, your niece

    1. You are another wonderful resident at Wellings! Always glad to push the button to let u in or out in your electric scooter! 🛵 ! You smile every time I see you ! Never wearing a jacket outside! But sunglasses, a good idea 👍!
      Never knew your whole interesting life! Thanks to Alison shedding a light on another member profile! How else would we have known?

  3. Pete , I only got to know you a short time but you were one of the first people to welcome me in my new role at Wellings. Thank you so much for making me laugh. I appreciate the time we had together.

    1. LeRoy & Donna Prosic

      Peter will be missed, we attended many car shows together and belong to Sarnia Street Machines. He was a true friend.

  4. Marion, Glenn & Delaine Maki

    So very sad to hear of Pete’s passing. A lovely man who always had a hug for you, as well as a good (or not so good) joke! He will certainly be missed.

  5. John and Patricia Hus.

    Condolences to Peter’s family.
    Attended SCITS with him and travelled to the 88 Olympics in 1988. RIP Peter.
    John Hus.

  6. Will always remember helping with operation Christmas tree, the hugs, the dad jokes and playing cribbage.
    Thank you Pete !!

  7. Jim & Kerry Gardinet

    So sad to hear of Peter’s passing. I worked closely with Peter for about 10 years at Nova Corunna. Peter was instrumental in the development of a state-of-the-art vibration monitoring program. My wife and I were good friends with Peter and Willy. Peter’s unique sense of humour was always entertaining and Willy, not to be outdone, always had great come-backs to put him in his place. Regrettably we have not interacted with Peter or his family since I retired and moved away but I have followed him on Facebook for years.
    Our sincere sympathy goes out to his family for the loss of such a kind and loving person.

  8. Pete will be so missed by all his friends who enjoyed his jokes and pranks. He and Willy were such good friends to Adrian and myself.

  9. I only knew Peter for a short time at Wellings but I quickly came to appreciate his wit and good humour. He will be sadly missed.

  10. My sincere condolences to the Grunte family. Peter had an amazing sense of humour and could always count on him for making you laugh. I was honoured to be his Realtor in selling the family home that he built & had so much love for.

  11. St Clair Taekwondo will never forget the many years he was involved with the club. His contribution was immense . I personally appreciated so much all that he did for the club and its students.

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pete’s family. I was fortunate enough to have him as a cub leader growing up. I have fond memory of his funny antics, anything to get a laugh or a smile. He will be greatly missed.

  13. Murray and Denise Rempel

    Condolences to the family. Pete was such a fun, caring person. We spent many fun filled hours working with him at St. Clair Taekwondo . He always had a joke and a smile. Thanks for the memories and dedication. RIP

  14. My deepest Condolences to the Grunte family. Your Dad was awesome man like made me laugh with all his jokes and pranks will be miss by all the car community in our club. He will be greatly missed.

  15. Linda and Kelly Sivyer

    So sorry for your family’s loss. We did not know Peter but knew of him through our son Jason Boulton. Condolences
    Linda and Kelly Sivyer

  16. Marcel & Brenda Levasseur

    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing, Shawn and your whole family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories of him help you through this sad and difficult time.

  17. I got to work with Peter but only for a short amount of time but it was a time well spent with a few good laughes and a cup of coffee! My condolences to the family

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