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BRADCOE, Peggy Ann (nee Elliot- Drysdale)

November 24, 1943 – November 22, 2011

It is with deep regret the family of Peggy Ann announces her sudden passing at the Sarcee Hospice in Calgary, Alberta.

Peggy Ann was well educated having completed a teaching degree from the U of C then achieved a Masters Degree from the California State University Northridge. Unfortunately she was diagnosed with Usher’s Syndrome, and became legally deaf and blind, and it was then she became a member of the CNIB and the Calgary Deaf and Hard of Hearing Association. With a variety of health issues, Peggy Ann’s determination never waned. She had a gift of connecting with people with her wit and sense of humour.

Peggy Ann is survived by her brother Gerry Drysdale (Gayle) of Calgary, her sister Pat Ellingson-Beck (George) of Prince Edward Island and her youngest sister Sandi Drysdale of Leduc, Alberta. Also mourning her loss are her nieces Lisa Drew (Richard & Ethan) of Devon, Alberta, Khara Drysdale (Tyra) of Calgary and her nephew Aaron Ellingson of Toronto, Ontario, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins both here and abroad.

Peggy Ann was predeceased by her father Leslie, her mother Marjorie and her brother-in-law Robert Ellingson.

It was Peggy’s wishes that no funeral be held and If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 15 Colonel Baker Place N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3 Telephone: (403) 261-7219. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Sarcee Hospice, for the wonderful care given, her workers and friends and especially Lance who always went above and beyond what was ever called for. Thank you. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Peggy Bradcoe, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

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  1. Ruthann Turnbull :

    We are sorry to hear of Peggy Anne’s passing. Peggy Anne was an active member and sat on the Board of the Canadian Deafblind & Rubella Association in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. Her determination, wonderful attitude, sense of humor will always be remembered. Our thought and prayers are with the family

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  2. Agnes & Janice Manchul :

    Mom and I are very sad to hear about Peggy Anne’s passing. Peggy Ann played a big part in both of our lives. We are grateful that she was part of our circle of friends and that she was willing to join us in events with our friends. We will always remember her drive to educate everyone that Deafblindness is not a disability but simply a different way of living. It was because of her Deafblindness, mom and I had come to know her. We will always remember her. Our thoughts are with the family. Agnes and Janice

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  3. I just found out recently,,, I wish someone told me earlier. I will never forget her and I was glad we visited her every month.. We were planning to visit her this Wed. She is a wonderful and great lady. We will miss her dearly. From Rita and Lyn

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  4. Shelley Williams :

    I was deeply saddened to learn of Peggy Ann’s passing away. During my early years as an intervenor, Peggy Ann had taught me so much about Deafblindness. She’s a very strong advocator for people with Deafblindness. I will always remember her smile and her sense of humour. She’ll be sadly missed. Shelley

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  5. I am very glad to get to meet her a few visits with Lynn. She was very nice. I enjoyed her company. I will dearly miss her. <3 * Donna*

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