Aykroyd, Peter Hugh

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Authorized form of name

Aykroyd, Peter Hugh

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Aykroyd, Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh
  • Aykroyd, P.H.
  • Aykroyd, Peter H.
  • Aykroyd, Peter

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Dates of existence

1922-

History

(Samuel Cuthbert) Peter Hugh Aykroyd was born in 1922 in Ontario, Canada. He was a policy advisor to the Pierre Trudeau government and has currently retired with his wife Lorraine to the house that his grandfather lived in on Lake Loughborough. He participated in some of the séances of his grandfather as a small child (1929 onwards) and has had a lifelong interest in Spiritualism and the supernatural. In the 1990s, he and his sister Judy discovered many of his grandfather’s journals and other papers. Peter eventually wrote and published the book A History of Ghosts (2009) that is largely based on those papers and his own experiences. He is the father of actors Peter J. and Dan Aykroyd, both of whom are still connected with the paranormal – Peter created the TV series PSI Factor (1996-2000), while Dan, who also hosted the show, co-wrote and acted in Ghostbusters (1984), which was partly derived from childhood memories and stories.

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Sydenham, ON
Kingston ON
Lake Loughborough ON
Toronto, ON

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aykroyd_p

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UMASC

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Final

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Samantha Booth, December 2015

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  • English

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