Peter Alan Lessard

August 28, 1952January 8, 2019
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Peter Alan Lessard, age 66, of Ocala, Florida passed away on Tuesday January 8, 2019. Peter was born August 28, 1952 to Lillian Thompson and Gerald Lessard in Montreal, Canada. Peter grew up in Ft. Lauderdale.

Peter proudly served in the United States Air Force, serving a jet engine repair mechanic. He primarily worked in his personal life doing air conditioner and appliance repair until he retired. He was a volunteer with the Patriot Guard Riders and performed honor guard services and rides for many occasions; in addition he was a Road Captain for the Hog Club of Ocala. He was also a member of the Single Action Shooting Society and the National Rifle Association. Through his many memberships and volunteer organizations he made many friends and was well liked by everyone.

Peter is survived by his son Michael P. (wife Lisa) Lessard, a sister Maureen (husband Kevin) Sullivan and a brother Larry (wife Carla) Lessard; he is further survived by his granddaughter Lexi Lessard and his step-grandchildren Fenix Rodes & Montana Rodes, as well as his best friend Kenneth Klabacha and his beloved dogs Athena and Titus "Big T".

Peter was preceded in death by his father Gerald Lessard and his mother Lillian Thompson.

In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be made in his honor to the Patriot Guard Riders. ( )

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 5740 South Pine Ave, Ocala, FL 34480, starting with a Gathering of Family & Friends at 5:00 PM, A Celebration of Life from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

A committal & rendering of honors will occur Friday, January 18, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery - Bushnell, 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Lessard family.


  • Gerald Lessard, Father
  • Lillian Thompson, Mother
  • Michael P. Lessard, Son
  • Maureen (husband Kevin) Sullivan, Sister
  • Larry (wife Carla) Lessard, Brother
  • Lisa Lessard, Daughter-in-law
  • Lexi Lessard, Granddaughter
  • Fenix Rodes & Montana Rodes, Step-Grandchildren
  • Kenneth Klabacha, Best Friend
  • Athena and Titus "Big T", Beloved Dogs


  • Gathering of Family & Friends Thursday, January 17, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, January 17, 2019
  • Committal & Rendering of Honors Friday, January 18, 2019

Peter Alan Lessard

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Sandy Bunclark

January 17, 2019

Pete my cuz, I will miss you lots.
I didn't get the opportunity to get to know Pete as growing up. But 2006 I had a nice time hanging with Maureen my cuz and we came to visit with you Pete and I'm sure glad to have had that opportunity to get to know you some. I love you and you will be missed by so many people.. family, friends....
Now your at peace with no pain and your with your Auntie Lil... .. God Bless you ...until we all meet again, always know lots will miss you deeply. Condolences to family and friends...

Stephanie Santaquilani

January 15, 2019

Peter stood for us and this great nation, he stood and honored his military and PGR brothers and sisters. Now we will honor and stand for him. Peace, love and strength in honor of my PGR brother!

Maureen Sullivan

January 15, 2019

Pete was the best big brother. If I only new it was going to be the last time we were together, I would have hugged you tighter and never let go. Thank you for all the beautiful memories. I love you and will miss you very much, little sis Maureen

Kathi Rivenburg

January 15, 2019

'Steve'....a HOG friend gone, but will not be forgotten....'Ethel'

Carla Thompson

January 14, 2019

We miss you Love you always.
Mike,Lisa,Lexi,Fenix,Athena,and BigT


January 14, 2019

Pete was my friend and PGR Brother. You will not be forgotten.

Roger Shoemaker

January 14, 2019

You will be missed by all of the PGR; you will not be forgotten.

Roger "useless" Shoemaker
PGR ride captain - Ocala

Fenix Rodes/lessard

January 13, 2019

Miss you love you