It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Peggy Ashton, beloved wife of Allan of Calgary, on Saturday March 7, 2009, after a very courageous battle with cancer at the age of 62.
Peggy was born in Edmonton on September 2, 1946 and grew up in Devon, AB. She completed her schooling there and in 1964 she married Allan. Thus began a wonderful marriage of 45 years. After many moves they returned to Calgary in 1977, where they spent a number of years raising their family. Peggy will be lovingly remembered by the beautiful quilts that she had made. She created exquisite quilts for each of her grand daughters and her husband. Her love of cooking, a skill learned from her mother, is something that she has passed on to her children. She very generously gave of her time and talents to the many charities and organizations that she supported. Peggy spent her summers golfing at the Priddis Golf & Country Club, where she and Allan lived, and winters curling and playing bridge. Peggy and Allan were fortunate to have many wonderful holidays together, twenty-three times to Hawaii and as well as numerous other trips. Many of these were with Allan’s sister, Norma and her husband, Robert.
Besides, her husband, Allan, Peggy will be lovingly remembered by her three sons, Robert (Kim), Douglas (Tammy-Jo), and Dan; grandchildren, Camille, Stephanie, Jennifer, Robert, Samantha-Jo, Jacob, Zachary and Hailey; mother, Marge Speed; brothers Charles Speed (Donna), David Speed (Lynne); sister Sandra Bolton (Mike); and numerous extended family. Peggy was predeceased by her daughter Connie, father, Herb Speed, brother, Raymond Speed, and her father and mother in law, John and Elsie Ashton.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, March 13, 2009 at 7:00. p.m. A Celebration of Peggy’s Life will be held at First Alliance Church (12345 – 40th Street S.E.) on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Peggy’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the all the staff at Foothills Country Hospice, for their devotion, kindness and loving care during the last four months. Peggy was blessed to have been there where she was able to take numerous day trips and outings with her family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Foothills Country Hospice Society P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, Alberta T1S 1A5.
In living memory of Peggy Ashton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences