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ALLEN, Margaret (Peggy)

January 25, 1925 – December 24, 2011

Margaret Allen passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 24, 2011 at Agape Hospice at the age of 86 years.

Peggy was born MorayShire, Scotland and raised in Port Elgin, NB. She left home at 15 and went to Business College in PEI, afterwards she returned to Moncton, NB to work. In 1947 Peggy married Milton, the boy next door. Together they moved to Camrose in 1954 and Calgary in 1956. Peggy loved to garden and do almost anything outdoors. She loved crafts and was a long standing member of Chalmers Presbyterian and St. Giles Presbyterian Church.

Peggy is survived by her loving children, Graham (Lin Pearcy), Colleen (Graham) Wadsworth; grandchildren, Kyle (Bria) Cridland, Colleen Cridland; brother George (Jean) Simpson; and her sister Arlene Simpson. Grandma Peg loved her “special” great-grandchildren, Bria, Julia and Nate, children of Jim and Gloria Laurendeau.

Peggy was predeceased by her husband Milton; brother Jim; sister Catherine; and infant son Gregory.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588 or to a charity of your choice. The family wish to thank the staff at The Harbours of Newport retirement residence for their wonderful care of Peggy over the past year, as well as the staff at Agape Hospice for their special care of Peggy on her final journey and the incredible support provided for the entire family.

In living memory of Peggy Allen, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Wendy and Carl Hughson :

    Carl, Wendy, Emma and Sarah extend our deepest thoughts to your family over the passing of your mother.

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  2. My condolences to Graham and Colleen and the rest of your family. Peggy’s delicious pies proved the old adage – life’s short, eat dessert first!

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  3. Rev. Hugh & Joan Gorman :

    Thank you, Lord, for sending Tilly Dahms our way. She was a great friend and comforter … we are better people for having known her. To the family we say Thank you for sharing Tilly with us. Our prayers are with you all
    Hugh & Joan Gorman

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  4. Malcolm Wilcox :

    Peggy was a wonderful person, my condolences to you folks at this time.

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  5. Lorelei Hargrove :

    We were unable to attend Peggy’s service as we had a family issue arise. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow and great loss.
    Our deepest condolences.
    Verna Racz, Lorelei Hargrove and boys

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  6. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your families. Your mother was a wonderful woman and will be deeply missed.

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