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DUFFY, Margaret “Peggy” Marie

September 13, 1930 – St. John’s, Newfoundland
July 7, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Peggy beloved wife of the late Bernard Duffy of Calgary, AB, passed away on July 7, 2014 at the age of 83 years.

Peggy was born the tenth of 12 children to the late Terence and Ida Cooper in St-John’s Newfoundland on September 13, 1930. At an early age, she showed her resilience when her father passed away when she was 9 years old on the eve of WWII. Her mother would keep her family together through these difficult years. Peggy went on to obtain her RN through the St Clare’s Mercy Hospital in St-John’s. Upon completion, her adventurous spirit brought her to Montreal where she met and married Bernie and raised her four children before Bernie passed away suddenly after only 24 years of marriage. With Colleen, Brian and Tim all in university and Janet only 10 years old, Peggy showed her determination through her hard work and faith in the Lord. After retiring from the Lakeshore General Hospital, she moved to be closer to her family in Oakville, Ontario and wore the highways out with her driving all over to be with her grandchildren in Gatineau, Kingston, Milton and Newmarket. She also travelled the world and made life long friends such as Eve Charette. For the last 11 years, she lived in Calgary being cared for by Janet and her family. She was extremely proud of her 12 grandchildren and never missed an opportunity to talk about them!

Peggy is survived by her children, Colleen (David) Kay, Brian (Sylvie) Duffy, Tim (Lisa) Duffy and Janet (Paul) Lymer; her grandchildren, Meaghan (Darryl), Fiona (Carl), Douglas (Samantha), Karine, Sean, Elyse (Nicholas), Chantal (Phil), Jessica, Katelyn and Erin (Chris), Madison and Austin, three great-grandchildren Ava, Grace and Evan; 35 nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Kathleen Cooper of Saskatoon, SK and Brenda Cooper of Cornerbrook, NL. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard, her parents and her siblings, Mary, Cecil, Agnes, Kay, Kevin, Ted, Jim, Arthur, Tess, Stan and Francis.

The family are eternally grateful to mom’s caring and dedicated family physician, Dr. Audrey Achtymichuk, the caring and loving staff at Bow View Manor and in her final days to the nurses and doctors on unit 36 at the Foothills.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Prayers and Tributes starting at 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (541 Silvergrove Drive N.W.) on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, the family requests that donations be made directly to the Lupus Society of Canada or the charity of your choice.

In living memory of Peggy Duffy, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. HP GCPMP Test Team :

    Know that we feel your pain very deeply and are here for you during this time of sorrow.

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  2. Elizabeth Fogwill (Browne) :

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have many memories of Peggy when we were children.

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  3. Tristan McSwiney :

    Janet, Madison, and family:

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your wonderful mom and grandma. She was a fantastic woman, and it sounds like she lived an incredibly full life. Thinking of all of you.

    Tristan

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  4. Jocelyn Forrester :

    Janet and Madison (and Family):

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom/Nanny. She was a wonderful person and it was always very clear what an amazing bond you all shared together. She was such a supporter of yours Madison, and I will always remember her contribution to your skating through creating custom costumes for you and being your cheering section in the stands.

    Just know that my prayers are with you and the family at this difficult time.

    Jocelyn

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  5. Kathie Geleta :

    My thoughts are with you Janet. Sending you my love and prayers.
    Kathie

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  6. Julie Allan :

    My thoughts and prayers and with you Janet and your family. May your happy memories shine through during this difficult time.

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  7. Chris Woodcock :

    Brian and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  8. Arthur and Anastasia Dunn :

    Sincere condolences on the loss of an amazing woman. Aunt Peggy was a joy to be around and lit up the room by her presence. May the many memories of the good times together be a source of comfort to each of you during this difficult time. RIP Aunt Peggy.

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  9. Brian and Lise Lansue :

    Death is a brief separation
    A temporary pain
    Grieve not my dear
    The sun will shine again
    Death separates our bodies
    But our hearts remain the same
    And the memories of our love
    Will soothe away your pain
    And carry you over
    Until we meet again.

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  10. Daniel Cooper :

    On behalf of the Arthur Cooper Family, Louise and Alain, Terrence, Marie-Anne, Daniel, Gisèle, Jade and Simon, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of our dear and cherished Aunt Peggy. She will remain forever in our fondest memories.

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  11. Wafa Dourou :

    My heart goes out to Margaret’s family and friends. Please accept my sincerest condolences. She sounds like a wonderful person. May she rest in peace.

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  12. Laura Andrews :

    So sorry to hear about your Mom Brian … Thinking of you and your family.

    Laura Andrews

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  13. Maureen & Jim Ryan :

    Aunt Peggy will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. We enjoyed keeping in contact on her facebook group page and also the too few visits we had when we were in Calgary. I know she and Uncle Bernie, along with her 11 siblings are all together again and enjoying the privileges of Eternal Life with God in heaven. She lived a FULL life and faced every challenge with conviction, determination and tenacity! Rest in Peace, Auntie – you’ve earned it! Til we meet again…..

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  14. Chris Bruton :

    Brian, Tim, Colleen, Janet,

    Please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of your wonderful mother. I have so many terrific memories of time spent at your home in Dorion and how welcoming your mother was to me. — welcoming with a terrific sense of humour. I’m honoured to have known her, even just a bit.

    -Chris

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  15. Jill Broadbent :

    Thinking of you all and remembering Auntie Peggy with great fondness. Bright colours and Lime drinks all around tomorrow. Take good care.
    Jill, Derek and Steve

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  16. Bow Cliff Seniors Community Centre :

    On behalf of Bow Cliff Seniors please accept our deepest condolences and sympathy at the passing of your mother Margaret Duffy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We hope good memories can help ease the pain of her loss.

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  17. Cathy Stewart :

    Elyse, Nicholas and family,
    I was saddened to hear of the loss of your grandmother. I am sure you will miss her dearly; she sounds like an amazingly resilient and strong woman who set a fine example for her family. Thinking of you,
    Cathy

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  18. Roy and Dora Hetherington :

    To Janet Lymer and family– Please accept condolences from Dora and myself on the passing of your dear mother— Roy and Dora
    Hetherington

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  19. Sandy Bilinski :

    Dear Janet and family,
    I met your Mom a couple of times at Lynn’s house and couldn’t believe the resemblance between her and Stan. I heard many great stories about your Mom. I would like to express my deepest condolences during this sad and difficult time.

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  20. Bev Ketelaars :

    I am at a loss for adequate words to express my sorrow for you all. I had the greatest opportunity to get to know your mom and heaven has just received another angel.

    Janet, Tim, Brian and Colleen – you are all a reflection of your mom in the way you treat people with respect and empathy. “Peggy” could not have left a better legacy. She always knew a way to make a person feel loved. She was an example for all of us – embrace life to its fullest. I am truly sorry for your loss.

    Always in our hearts

    Bev Ketelaars and family

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  21. Eve Charette :

    In Loving Memory of a Very Dear Friend!

    Thank God for bringing such a wonderful person into my life!
    The world was blessed by her presence!
    My sincerest condolences to her dear family!
    THE LORD GIVETH – THE LORD TAKETH AWAY
    Forever in my prayers!
    Eve

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  22. Nancy (Rochon) Klauber :

    Colleen, Brian, Tim and Janet

    Heartfelt condolences to you on the passing of your mom. She was a warm and loving lady and I will always remember her energy. May happy memories of your mother give you comfort and help you through this difficult time.
    With fondness,
    Nancy & family

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  23. Sincere condolences from my family Sean Coleen & Pat on losing a wonderful, Aunt, Great
    Aunt and friend. Love her moore. R.I.P.

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  24. Russell Duncan :

    Sincere condolences on your loss.

    Russell

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  25. Claudia Bilodeau :

    Dear Tim, Lisa and entire family,
    Although a few months have gone by since her passing, a mother’s love can never be measured. We convey our deepest condolences. She seemed to be an extraordinary and strong woman. Your family wrote a warm and moving tribute to her generosity of spirit. May the Lord’s embrace be with you all.
    Claudia

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