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Schluter: Klaus Peter Erwin

Schluter: Klaus Peter Erwin

Peter Schluter passed away peacefully at St. Catharines General Hospital on July 29th at the age of 79 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Peter is survived by his wife Yvonne and his three daughters Sandra Biggs (Adrian), Christine Schluter and Catherine Cudmore (Alan) and his four grandchildren; Aiden, Brooke, Charlotte and Bennett.

Peter was born on February 5th, 1941 in Berlin Germany to Erwin and Herta Schluter. He immigrated to Canada at the age of 14 and spent many years traveling the world as a merchant marine.  He eventually settled in St. Catharines and Peter and Yvonne married in 1972. 

Peter was a true adventurer at heart and if he was not travelling he was telling stories of past or upcoming trips.  Over the years he journeyed to all four corners of the world.  It was hard to find a continent or even a country that he hadn’t set foot on.  He had a welcoming nature towards all and was unequivocally dedicated to his family.  His children will always remember him as a supportive and proud father, and his grandchildren will forever be touched by his enthusiasm and zest for life.

The family will be gathering privately and a separate celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Canadian Cancer Society ( . 

The family would like to thank the caregivers of the Niagara LHIN and the Staff at St. Catharines General for their care and dedication.


  • Joe and Brid Posted July 30, 2020 1:16 pm

    Yvonne very sorry to hear of Peters death . We will remember both Peter and yourself in our prayers

  • Pat and Walt Putaski Posted July 30, 2020 1:59 pm

    Dear Yvonne and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • David and Clara Hughes Posted July 30, 2020 2:49 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Peter’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you❤️

  • Sandy McDermott Posted July 30, 2020 10:15 pm

    Yvonne and family,
    I was so sorry to learn of your loss. May your many wonderful memories give you strength at this most difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sandy

  • MO Mojallali Posted July 31, 2020 7:03 am

    Please accept my condolences!

  • Howard and Mary Margaret Branscombe Posted July 31, 2020 2:56 pm

    We are sorry for your loss.
    Howard and Mary Margaret Branscombe

  • Melanie Schoeltzke Posted August 1, 2020 8:13 am

    Dear family Schluter, fest Yvonne, Sandra, Christine, Catherine and your families. My deepest sympathy to you! I am very very sad about the passing away of Klaus, your husband, father, grandfather. You joined all your live…..please keep all the great and funny moments in your heart! I remember him as a huge and strong person, like a bear (Maybe because I was a small girl when I first met him). He was a very very hearty and care taking person to us – to me – when we visited you in Canada and stayed with you. He was a total „Familienmensch“, like a lion. I wish you all the best and Love! Melanie

  • Brooke Biggs Posted August 2, 2020 6:45 pm

    I miss Opo I love what you wrote about him

  • Selina Posted August 2, 2020 9:12 pm

    Sincere condolences to the whole family. From Selina and Jeremy Buesink.

  • Lee & Gene Posted August 3, 2020 7:52 pm

    Heartfelt sympathy for you and family during this difficult time.

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