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PEERS, Dustin Arrigo “Dusty”

July 17, 1994 – July 31, 2012

Dustin, beloved and treasured son of Laura and Dana, brother of Cody, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the age of 18 years.

Dustin was born in Calgary and recently graduated from Central Memorial High School. He was an exceptionally gifted artist in all media, winning many awards. Dustin also was a natural athlete who excelled in many sports, but especially enjoyed his role as a linebacker on the Central Rams. His sincere and open nature enabled him to relate to all kinds of people on all kinds of topics, putting them instantly at ease.

Dustin shared his joy for life with the community in many ways, including his annual volunteer work as a mascot for the Stampede Downtown Attractions Committee. His contributions to the Lacombe arts community were many and varied.

Dustin joyfully and whole-heartedly embraced new experiences, forging new bonds with relatives and friends through his travels to Europe, the United States, Canada, Iceland, and annual family visits to Mexico. He was a loyal, thoughtful, and caring friend.

Dustin will be forever cherished and remembered for his kind and generous heart, his 1000-watt smile and his quick and infectious sense of humour. He greeted everyone with a hug, and sent them on their way feeling special and accepted. He embraced the world, and the world embraced him.

Dustin is survived by his parents Laura and Dana, big brother Cody, grandparents Betty and Al Peers, “Nonna” Lidia Fabbro, aunts and uncles; Lawrence and Gayle Fabbro, Rick and Jennifer Peers, Sandra Fabbro, cousin Olivia, family members in Alberta, Sault Ste. Marie and Italy. He leaves many friends and classmates.

He graced this earth much, much too briefly, but oh he shone so bright.

A Celebration of Dustin’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Dustin’s final resting place will be at Queen’s Park Cemetery Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Wellspring Calgary 1404 Home Road N.W. Calgary, AB T3B 1G7. Telephone: (403) 521.5292 www.wellspringcalgary.com.

In living memory of Dustin Peers a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Diane, Darryl and Brandon Robinson :

    Brandon knew Dustin through school and spoke very highly of him. Please know our thoughts are with you . We hope that knowing how much Dustin’s friends loved him will help you through this painful and most difficult time.

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  2. To the peers family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Dusty. What a great kid he was and his life was certainly taken from us way too young. I will hopefully be able to make it to the funeral. I am so so sorry.
    Tara OP (aka: senora)

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  3. The Seto Family :

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are saddened with this tragic event. We pray for strength and peace for your family.

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  4. Dan and Layne Choong :

    With deepest sympathy. Our thoughts are with you.

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  5. Betty, Al, Dana & family
    I am very sorry to learn of Dustin’s sudden passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  6. David Greenwell :

    Just wanted to say how completely devastated Michelle and I are over the tragic loss. Our hearts go out to you all.
    See you Tuesday.

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  7. Charlene Dittmer :

    Dana – my heart hurts for you and your family in this time of sorrow – may friends and family give you strength.

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  8. The Valentine Family :

    We are so sorry about the loss of Dusty. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

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  9. Gary LaValley :

    Laura and Dana.
    I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your precious son Dustin. My thoughts and prayers are with you both and I send this with a very heavy heart.
    Gary LaValley

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  10. Terry adn Shirley Hill :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the wonderful memories you have of Dusty grant you some peace in this very difficult time.

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  11. Rick and Diana Bellamy :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so very sorry for your loss.

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  12. Dana, Laura, Cody and family

    We were saddened to hear about Dusty. Words can’t describe all the emotions we are feeling right now. Unfortunately we won’t be able to make the funeral, but we will send our hugs via my mom and dad.

    Love Patti, Cam and Ana Walker

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  13. Although I did not have the pleasure of working with Dustin, my colleagues and staff did. He was a wonderful addition to our school community.

    On behalf of the staff at Central Memorial High School I would like to extend our heart felt condolences to your family. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers during this most difficult time.

    Nancy Lisi
    Principal, CMHS

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  14. Mona Boyes-Lentz :

    So very sorry to learn of Dusty’s passing. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Mona and family

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  15. Susan and Ken Piercy :

    Dear Dana and Laura
    We are so sorry to hear about your son. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
    Susan and Ken

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  16. Darcy and Barbara Devitt :

    We are so sorry to here about Dusty’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Jake, Mitch, Barbara, Darcy & Ashley Devitt

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  17. Dana: my heart has been aching for you and your family today. My thoughts are with you.

    Your friend,
    Steven

    Steven Dietz

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  18. Art Vanderwiel :

    I was so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your son Dustin. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Art Vanderwiel

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  19. Norma and DeLace Rombough :

    Betty AL
    Dana,Laura and Cody
    My heart aches for your loss. May all the wonderful memories you have of Dustin get you through the hours and days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this very difficult time
    Norma and DeLace Rombough

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  20. The McKey Family :

    Laura, Dana and Cody,

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son and brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

    Michael, Marian, Joanna, Michelle and Samantha McKey

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  21. Linda Walton :

    To the Peers family, I am so saddened to hear of Dusty’s tragic passing. Not only was he remarkably talented, he was a really nice young man.

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  22. I will never forget how Dusty befriended me as a brand new student at Springbank in grade 8. My prayers go out to you and your family.
    Josh Teitz

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  23. Glenn & Marlene Mryglod :

    We are so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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  24. Wendy Giuffre & family :

    Dana, Laura and Cody, we are so sad for you and your family as well as for everyone who knew and loved Dusty. We will all miss him and our hearts go out to you.

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  25. murray bouchard :

    My sincere condolences for your loss. My son knew Dustin well and had many great things to say about his character. Having been through a similar loss recently I feel deeply for your loss and pray your family can find comfort from those that surround you with love and support.

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  26. Kim, Terry and Mason Mitchell :

    Our sons went to Central together and Mason spoke very highly of Dustin. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with your family as you grieve this intense loss. Find comfort from those who love and support you and be comforted that Dustin is and will always be with you in your hearts and cherished in your memories.

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  27. Chris, Jim, Jaret and Diandra Good :

    Laura, Dana and Cody:

    We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Chris, Jim, Jaret and Diandra Good

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  28. Neil & Darlene Lillies :

    We are sorry to hear of your tragic loss, our thoughts are with you.

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  29. The Cox family :

    Laura, Dana and Cody
    Our hearts go out to you in your time of loss. We can only hope that the great showing of love and support for Dustin in the last few days has shown you the wonderful way that you inspired him as he grew. We always enjoyed having Dustin over, spending many great evenings watching TV and playing games. Dustin will be missed in our home. Sincerely;
    David, Kari, Samantha and Steven

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  30. Lidia and Tony Izzo :

    We are deeply saddened to hear about your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lidia and Tony Izzo, Julie and Ken McKeeman

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  31. Mr (Randy) Boucher Math Teacher from SCHS :

    Cody and Family:

    I was saddened to hear of the untimely passing of your brother. I only knew him casually, but he was a bright, friendly individual. Please be at peace in the days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Mr Boucher

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  32. Andy & Faye Trofanenko :

    Al, Betty & family
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss.
    The Trofanenko family

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  33. M. E. Burke-Gaffney :

    Laura, Dana and family,
    You are all in our prayers – so very sorry for you all.
    Sincerely,
    E. Burke-Gaffney

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  34. Terri Hamilton :

    Laura,Dana and Cody:

    I was saddened to learn of your tragic loss. Dusty was an amazing, wonderful young man, with a warm, friendly personality. May you find some comfort and solace in the support of your family and friends, myself included. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Terri Hamilton

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  35. Doris and Jim Garner :

    Dear Dana, Laura, Betty, and Al:

    Our sincerest condolences to you and your extended family on your loss.

    Doris & Jim Garner (Stags Leap)

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  36. My sincerest condolences to your family in your time of sorrow.
    You do not know me, but our son’s did in passing. It saddened me to hear that his life was taken too soon. May God bless you & your family in your time of need.

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  37. Serna Family :

    To the Peers family:

    Our sincere and heartfelt condolences.

    The Serna family.
    (Jack, Zig, Ed and Linda)

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  38. Greg Forsgren :

    Dana, Laura, Cody and Family,
    I am so very sorry for the devastating loss of your dear son and brother. You have been in my thoughts and prayers and have my deepest sympathy.

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  39. Phyllis & Brendan Dunphy :

    Betty, Al and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
    Sincerely, Phyllis & Brendan

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  40. Darcy Blanchard :

    Dear Dana, Laura and Cody

    I am so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your beautiful son and brother. May you find the love and support from family and friends to help you through the days ahead.

    Darcy Blanchard

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  41. Gayle and Rick Marshall :

    Laura, Dana and Cody,
    Please accept our hearfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved Dusty. Our hearts ache for you and we pray that memories of this wonderful boy give your family some kind of comfort at this most difficult time.
    Sincerely, Gayle and Rick

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  42. Sunberg Family :

    Our heartfelt sympathies to your family . Words are hard to come by in times like this, but Dusty’s friends feel so fortunate to have known him and hopefully you can take some comfort in that.
    In our thoughts, Chuck, Kathy, Chris & Bryce Sunberg

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  43. Heidi Dunstan :

    To Dana and the Peers Family,
    My deepest sympathies for the tragic loss of your son. “Each new life,no matter how brief, forever changes the world.” Based on the words on Dustin’s obituary this quote holds true.
    You are in my thoughts.

    Heidi Dunstan

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  44. Mary Anne Cahill :

    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your cherished son. My deepest sympathies and condolences to your family. You are in my prayers.

    Mary Anne

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  45. Rebecca & Sean Draper :

    Dana, Laura & Cody,

    Our hearts break with yours. We are sending you all the love and support we can. Dusty was a terrific young man, taken far too soon.

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  46. Laurie Brodeur :

    Betty and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  47. Lynda, Byrn, Jesse, and Jake Lawrene :

    We are so very sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you

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  48. My deepest condolences. So very sorry for your entire family.

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  49. Lindsey Held :

    I was so incredibly saddened to hear of Dustin’s passing last week. My deepest condolences to all of his family and friends. He was a wonderful young man, a pleasure to have as a student, and I know he will be greatly missed but fondly remembered by all that knew him.

    Ms. Held

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  50. Shannon Peters :

    Dana & Laura,
    I have returned from the beautiful service for Dusty. I did not know him other than a young boy, but as everyone spoke of his amazing character, it is very apparent he inherited many of his parents traits. You are both lovely people, with very kind hearts. I cannot imagine the pain – my thoughts are with you and your family…

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  51. Rita, Anna, Aldo, and Gino Bercan :

    Dear Laura, Dana, Cody and Family:

    Our deepest sympathy. We cannot imagine the pain-our thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time.

    Sincerely,

    Rita Bercan

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  52. Lee Villiger :

    I can not imagine losing a son. My prayers are with you Dana, Laura, Cody and all of your extended family. May God’s peace and light shine with Dustin. He made me smile so many times. Take care.
    Mr. Lee Villiger, Principal

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  53. Colin and Sean Hawkins :

    Laura, Dana, Cody and Family,
    Our deepest sympathies go out to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

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  54. Cheryl Perasalo Bellaire :

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  55. Carri and Michael Buker :

    It was a truly beautiful service today in honour of Dusty. May you all find the strength to carry on. God be with you.
    Mike, Carri, Jesse, Emma and Kaity Buker

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  56. My daughter, Alexandra, went to school with Dusty and had many great things to say about him. I cannot imagine the pain and emptiness your family is now experiencing. My sincere condolences are with you and your family.

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  57. Darlene Lindsay :

    Laura, Dana and Cody and family;
    Words cannot express how profoundly sorry we are on the loss of your son Dusty.He was a great kid.He will be sadly missed. We send our love and condolences to all of you at this time.

    Darlene Lindsay and Fred Laudel

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  58. We are so sorry for your loss. Sending you and all the family our thoughts and prayers.

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  59. Craig & Kerry Girodat :

    Our deepest condolences for your loss. Our hearts are breaking for you and what you are going through. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    (Former clients of Dana and current Elbow Valley neighbors, Kerry & Craig)

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  60. glenda polley :

    Laura and family,
    My heart and prayers go out to you.
    God Bless

    Glenda Polley

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  61. Terry, Tracy, Colby and Kiera Stein :

    Dusty was a wonderful caring school mate to our son during his years at the Springbank schools. We all have the fondest memories memories of Dusty for his caring and supportive nature and sense of humour. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

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  62. wendy anderson :

    Laura, Dana, Cody and family,
    I am so very, very sorry for your loss. May you find strength in all the loving times you have shared and will share going forward.

    Wendy Anderson

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  63. Blaine and Barb Gregg and family :

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy on your loss of Dustin. May you find strength in the memories that you shared together and find peace as the days move forward.

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