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EVANS, Margaret (Peggy)

November 29, 1914 – March 8, 2012

Peggy Evans of Calgary passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the age of 97 years.

Peggy was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1926, settling in Calgary. Peggy was an original member of the Calgary Ski Club, an active member of the Calgary Badminton Club, the Calgary Tennis Club and a playing member of the Canyon Meadows Golf Club for over 50 years. After being employed by Imperial Oil for 20 years, she became an active member of the Esso Resources Annuitant Club. Although she contributed to two eight enders, she never scored a hole in one! She enjoyed bridge all of her life, and enjoyed the company of numerous friends.

Mum traveled extensively during her lifetime, and visited every continent when it was adventuresome for a woman to do so. We, her family, admire her and raise a toast to her and celebrate her life.

Peggy was predeceased by her husband Bill in 1957, and her brothers John, Eric, Philip, and Geoff. Peggy is survived by her son Tim (Janice) of White Rock, BC, son Michael of White Rock, BC, and daughter Deborah of Calgary; three grandchildren, Kathryn, Scott, and Michael (Joelle), and two great grandchildren, Jackson and Grace.

Our thanks to the staff at Intercare Chinook for their wonderful care and compassion over the past two and a half years.

A Celebration of Peggy’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’SPark Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 10:30  a.m.

In living memory of Peggy Evans, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Ed and Claire Burrows :

    What memories are roused by seeing Peggy’s picture and reading about her wonderful life.

    I’ve not seen Peggy as often over the years as I would have liked BUT each time I did see her she created memories for me that are treasures. One in particular, was a ride through Calgary after being out for dinner. She was the life of the party and the best fun to be with. We were in a taxi en route back to her apartment (we lived in Toronto at the time). A great debate ensued about whether we were going the right direction or not. She ‘apparently’ knew her way home better than we did BUT she took us on with a WAGER. I lost – as we did finally arrive at the right place – but she had the nerve to take my money, since I lost the bet!! Another memory -was when my mother and Peggy traveled to Europe together. I think Mom got back at Peg for ‘taking my money’ in Calgary. She somehow conned poor, unsuspecting Peg into carrying her bags up and down train station stairs as Mom ‘just was too tired’. They, too, as we did, laughed often about that story. I think Mom laughed more than Peggy did.

    It all brings to mind the wonderful sense of humour and the genuineness of this terrific lady.

    She will be so dearly missed. Her spirit and style lives on through Deb, a dear friend, and her sons Tim and Michael.

    Our most heartfelt condolences to you all and your familes.

    Love Ed and Claire Burrows

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  2. “Mom Peg”, my last close relationship to her very close Friends; my Mom & Dad Jack & Betty Rose. As long as my memory serves me I can remember our two Families being as one especially on Holiday weekends with banquets at one of our two homes. I love Peg’s picture above……a gorgeous Lady with such an incredible heart!! Now if I go back in my photo album I seem to have captured a different “Mom” with glass in hand, Christmas hat on and Christmas Cracker in the other embraced by Jack & Betty, surrounded by the many Evans & Rose kids.After Bill died it brought us even closer to the point I felt I had 2 Moms, 2 more “Big brothers, and something none of the Rose boys had before……a pretty Sister!! Sorry Tim & Mike; she’s still my Sister. In the latter months of Peg’s life we had numerous “memorable” visits. Boy did she love her barbequed ribs!! Such incredible recall, humor and patience she had though obviously being overcome with discomfort.I will very much miss this exceptional “sexy Senior Citizen”. With the fondest of memories, from the bottom of my heart; I will miss you. Love David

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  3. Judith Adams Waldron :

    We want you to know that we are so sorry to learn that Peggy has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will always remember that Peggy and Deb came to the memorial service for Ethel. It meant a lot to us.
    Judy, Don and Jerry Adams

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