for the late REV FR PETER DUNN will be celebrated in the

Cathedral Church of St Francis Xavier, 17 Wakefield Street, Adelaide

on THURSDAY 17, August 2023, commencing at 12:00 p.m.


The Committal Service will follow at Centennial Park Cemetery (Catholic K),

760 Goodwood Road, Pasadena.


In lieu of flowers, donations to the

St Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated.

Envelopes will be available at the Church.


5 December 1944 – 3 August 2023

Father Peter passed away peacefully on 3 August 2023.


Beloved son of Margaret (Peggy) and Francis (deceased).

Much loved brother of John and Billy (deceased), and

cherished brother-in-law to Joan, Judy and David.

Much loved ‘funcle’ of Carolyn, Susie, Jen, Jackie and Marcus.


Friend and support to many.


Admired, loved and respected,

he will be dearly missed.

Message Board

Loretta and Kevin Ward -

In loving memory of a wonderful priest and friend. You were our unofficial 'family chaplain' and we were honoured to have you officiate at our wedding 43 years ago. Rest in peace now Peter, you deserve it! Loretta and Kevin


Rest in Peace Fr Peter Dunn. Thank You to Nurses and Staff for your care at Calvary Flora Macdonald Lodge. He was grateful to be there. Condolences to Peggy, John and Joan and Judy and families. At Home with Billy in Heaven.

Paolo & Tina -

Dear Peter, I'm of so many mixed emotions right now, so many memories of you at our farm in Mt Gambier, meeting you when I was I think 8 or 9 years old, you were there for all of us, all of those years ago even when you were back in Adelaide, you still find time for us. I'm glad you're at peace, give Mum & Dad a hug from us, Love you Paolo & Tina

Judy Snigg & Family -

In loving memory of Peter. Thanks for all the care, support and fun times you shared with our family over the years. The friends I met through you became friends for life. I am so grateful! You were so full of love, laughter and light. We will remember you always. Rest in Peace beautiful man.

Cathy Green -

Remembering a much loved Priest and friend personally and with Adelaide Catholic Charismatic Renewal. I an now living in Hobart but will miss this amazing person. Love and prayers to the family. ????⚘️

The Szarvas Family -

We have been honored to have known this lovely man for many years. His presence in the cathedral and our parish will be missed tremendously. At peace now, as a true guardian of the faith takes his place in heaven. Steve, Kathy, Max and Felix.

Veronica and Michael Sarunic -

Dearest Fr. Peter, you were our spiritual mentor and confidante for many years, officiating at our wedding in ‘97. Your honesty and open heart enriched our lives more than you could know. Thank you. rest in the arms of God.Love Veronica and Michael

Marilyn & Rory Brocklebank -

Peter lead an interesting life and will be sadly missed by all those who shared in it. Our sincere condolences to Peggy, John, Joan, Carolyn, Susie & Jenni & to all his family. Rest in Peace Peter

Christopher McLaughlin -

A much admired Priest and an excellent Preacher

Sue semler and Family -

Dearest Peter, Thankyou for your love and friendship over many years. You are home where you belong in Jesus arms. Thankyou for holding Josh’s hand and being an example of faith. We love you dearly.

Janemarie Sherman -

I remember the first time Peter walked down the aisle of our church at Tranmere, in 1975 ! A well respected and admired priest. Many great memories.

Rodger Punch -

Vale Fr Peter. Fondly remembered by your old mates who spent many years in your excellent and humorous company in the Adelaide Seminary (SFXS Rostrevor, Adelaide 1967 - 1973). Rest in Peace old friend. 'Til we meet again. 1 Corinthians: 4-5.

Carmel Pilcher -

Peter you were one of a kind! A dear and faithful friend who enriched my life as we journeyed together - often not even in the same country, for fifty years, since we first met at Thebarton. So many wonderful memories of the times we spent in ministry together, at meals, and during your suffering, and the fun we shared with others. Condolences to your family whom I came to know and love also. I am so sorry I can’t be present for your final celebration. I will be with you in spirit as I watch on from afar here in Ireland, with tears for sure, but joy also, as I know you are now at peace and united with Billy and your family in heaven.

lynton viant -

sadly missed but now united with Billy. may you rest in peace forever, God Bless you Pete.

Aileen Kenseley -

With thanks to God for the ministry of dear Fr. Peter for his years in the Mount Gambier and other parts of the South East - especially for teaching us to pray!

Aileen Kenseley -

Thank God for the wonderful priestly ministry of dear Fr. Peter in Mount Gambier and other areas of the South East, especially in teaching us how to pray.

Gerardine and Rex Williams -

Fr Peter was so loved in Penola. He was parish priest here for many years and will be missed by all who knew him.RIP

Fay Dunn -

I remember Fr. Peter with love and gratitude for his encouragement and homilies at our Charismatic Masses at Millicent and Mt Gambier .Rest in Peace my dear friend. Fay Dunn and family.

Philomena Clarke -

My family and I used to go to the Tranmere parish, where we met Fr Peter, he was a wonderful priest to talk to. Then he left to go to Calcutta. My husband and I started going to visit my Aunt at the Calvary nursing home. We met Fr Peter there ,so when we would visit my Aunt, we would go and have a chat to Fr Peter May you rest in Peace We send our deepest sympathy to his Family