WISHLOW: Margaret (Peggy) Alexandria (nee Gilchrist) passed away peacefully at Shorncliffe Intermediate Care Home in Sechelt, B.C. on February 3, 2005.
She was predeceased by her parents, William and Nina, husband Patrick, sister Thelma and Beulah, brothers Kenneth and Walter, and daughter Lynne. Deeply saddened by her passing are her sons William (Kathy), their children Richard (Lesley) and Lexy; and Robert (Valerie) and their children Elise and Miles; her son-in-law Tony, her sisters-in-law Irene, Della, and Anne, as well as her many nieces and nephews.
Peggy was born on the farm near Keystown, Saskatchewan on June 9, 1913, and raised in Belle Plaine and Moose Jaw. She taught in a one-room school in rural Saskatchewan for several years then came to B.C., in 1939 and graduated from Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing in 1942. She attended UBC, and during her student days met Pat and married in 1944. While raising their family in Coquitlam, Peggy and Pat were always active in both the church and PTA. Peggy began a full time career at the Royal Columbian Hospital in 1951 where she was a dedicated RN and an instructor at the RCH School of Nursing until her retirement in 1975. Peggy and Pat traveled extensively, enjoying their later retirement days together in Langley, until Pat’s passing in 2003.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Shorncliffe for the loving and compassionate care given to Mom during her last years. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on February 20, 2005 at Fraser Heights Funeral Home, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and the Yukon.