Eric Peterson, C.M.

May 29th, 2012 0 comments


Eric Peterson with David and his daughter Mary, in their "Corner Gas" gear

Congratulations to actor Eric Peterson, who was recently appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. Eric was in two of David’s shows: The Seagull at the Tarragon in 1977, and Of The Fields, Lately at Soulpepper Theatre in 2009. I had the privilege of seeing the latter, and Eric’s portrayal of “Uncle Wiff” was heart-breaking — a masterful, brilliant performance.

Of course, Eric is renowned for the marvelous musical Billy Bishop Goes To War, and as Oscar Leroy in “Corner Gas,” among his many other accomplishments.

Congratulations to Eric and his family! A well-deserved honour for one of our country’s finest actors.

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