It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Peter David Belland in the early hours of Friday, March 2, 2018. He was 88 years old.
David was predeceased by his parents, Andrew Xavier Belland and Melina Delphine (Parent) Belland–semicolon– brother, Andre Louis Belland–semicolon– and 2 infant sons, Michael Barry and Joseph Louis. He leaves to mourn his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Doreen (Geddis)–semicolon– children, Lorraine (Wade), Richard (Kathy), Robert (Debra), Barry, and Valerie (Tim)–semicolon– 7 grandchildren–semicolon– 5 great-grandchildren–semicolon– brother, Leo Roger (Judie)–semicolon– and many other relatives and friends.
David was known for his strong belief in social justice, his support of various charities, his involvement in community and political action, and his many years of service to the church.
Family and friends are invited to gather to share memories and celebrate David’s life at a Prayer Service at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 – 114 Street, and at a Funeral Mass at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at St. Edmund Catholic Parish, 13120 – 116 Street.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to the Marian Centre (780 424 3544) or a charity of one’s choice, in David’s memory.