Passed away peacefully at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday, January 19th, 2018, at the age of 61. Best friend and husband of Lilian Hirdes. Father of Sarah, Shaun, Adam (Kristena), and Samantha. Cherished Opa to Ashton, Aden, Adrian, and Kian. He will be sadly missed by his brothers John (Bonnie) and Tony Hirdes. Survived by nieces Heather, Beth, Janel; and nephew Daniel. This creative and giving spirit was surrounded by loved ones in his final moments. He will always be remembered for his passionate service to those in need. A Celebration of Life will take place from 2-4 p.m. with Words of Rememberance at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26th, 2018, at Ashburnham Funeral Home in the Legacy Room (840 Armour Rd, Peterborough) In lieu of flowers, donations to Jamaica Self Help would be greatly appreciated.