Saturday, December 17, 2016

RIP Peter Messaline

Toronto Star
December 17, 2016

Peter Messaline died peacefully in his sleep at Princess Margaret Hospital on December 8, 2016, Peter is survived by his wife, Miriam Newhouse; his sister, Wendy Coope (Brian); his sisters-in-law, Esther Rose Angel (Aubie) and Judy Miller (John); his eight nieces and nephews; and his nineteen great-nieces and nephews. Born in England, Peter was an actor, writer, teacher, researcher and mentor. His work took him touring to Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Japan and Australia. After moving to Canada, he worked across the country and into the United States. His acting work ranged from the Royal Shakespeare Company to the voice of the Daleks in "Dr. Who" and the voice of David Brewster in "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate". With his wife, Miriam, he co-wrote The Actor's Survival Kit and The Canadian Performers Tax Kit. As a researcher, his work helped to establish a provincial Adult Literacy Coordinator for Alberta. Over his professional career, he inspired and guided scores of young, hopeful actors. Throughout his private life his boundless intellectual curiosity, his wit, his generosity and thoughtfulness touched friends, family and colleagues. He will be sorely missed. If wished, memorial donations may be made to The AFC (formerly The Actors' Fund of Canada) at

MESSALINE, Peter (Peter Burrell)
Born: 4/9/1944, London, England, U.K.
Died: 12/8/2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Peter Messaline’s western – actor:
The Campbells (TV) – 1989 (Mr. Baines)

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