Peter Nicholas Gerardus Buren

Peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 12th, 2021 at University Hospital, Peter Buren of Delaware in his 80th year. 

Beloved husband for 57 years of Irene Buren.  Loving father of Eileen Buren, Perry (Manuela) Buren, Ron (Samantha) Buren, and Peter (Nicole Vritsios) Buren.  Proud OPA of Jeremy (Kelsey) O’Callaghan, Amber (Lewis) O’Callaghan, James (Amanda) O’ Callaghan, Caitlin (Luke) O’Callaghan, Jake (Laura) Buren, Luke Buren, Benjamin (Céline) Buren, Ashley (Cody) Koester, Jordan (Spencer) Buren, Abigail (Brandon) Buren, Seth (Danica) Buren, Nicholas Buren and Tori Buren.  Loving great OPA of Jack, Mara, and Keiran.  Dear brother of Joyce Haakman, Dora (Lambert) Smeets, Trudy Lenssen, and Margaret Verhoeven.  Survived by his sisters in law Pat Buren and Marlies Buren and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his siblings Ida Schreurs, Lawrence Buren, Cays Buren, Rita Freeman and his brothers and sisters in law John Haakman, Jan Schreurs, Louis Lenssen, Edward Verhoeven, and Frank Freeman and his niece and nephews Anthony, Jacob, Zara and Nicholas.  

Family will receive friends at the Elliott-Madill Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 from 2 -4 and 7 – 9 pm. Social distancing and masks are required at all services. Mass celebrating Peter’s life will be held at All Saints Parish, 124 Front Street East, Strathroy on Thursday, December 16th commencing at 11 am.  Father Thom Blondin officiating.  Interment Sacred Heart in the Fields Cemetery, Mount Brydges. Outdoor reception to follow. Please dress for the weather and bring a lawn chair.


In lieu of floweres, donations to Save A Family Plan, St. Peter’s Seminary, 1040 Waterloo Street, London, Ontario, N6A 3Y1, gratefully acknowledged.

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"Come to Me"


God saw you getting tired

when a cure was not to be.

So he closed his arms

around you and whispered

"Come to Me"


You didn't deserve what 

you went through, 

so He gave you a rest. 

God's garden must be beautiful

He only takes the best.


And when we saw you sleeping

so peaceful and 

free from pain

we could not wish you back

to suffer again.