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MURDOCK, Margaret Eileen (Peggy) (nee Gainer)

October 28. 1918 – March 11, 2013

In the early hours of Monday March 11, 2013, in her 94th year, our dear mother, grandmother and friend, Peggy Murdock, quietly passed away. Born October 28, 1918 in Oyen, AB, Peggy was the second of six children born to Jim and Helena Gainer. As the daughter of a train station agent, Peggy spent her childhood years in Marengo, SK, attended high school in Rosetown, SK and spent a short time with the Sisters of St. Joseph in Toronto. Although Peggy was at boarding school when her family moved to Rosebud, AB, she considered it home and loved to take her family and friends there. In the mid 1940’s, Peggy moved to Calgary to attend business school; where she was subsequently employed by James’ Storage. She met her husband Stan Murdock at St. John’s Catholic Church youth group and they were married in September 1948. They were blessed with five children. Peggy spent much of her life giving back and was a generous supporter of many different charities. She inspired us with her zest for life, her unwavering faith, and her persevering independence. She was fortunate to have traveled to such places as the Holy Land, Italy and Hawaii. Peggy always enjoyed cheering on her favorite sports teams and especially loved the Calgary Stampede. And always, you could find Peggy with a good book in her hand.

Peggy was predeceased by her beautiful daughter Mary, in 1972 and her loving husband Stan in 1985 and her siblings Verna Smith, Fay Liepins, Jerry Gainer and Elaine Gainer.
She is survived by her sons Tom (Sally Scabar), Stan (Jackie), and her daughters Betty Anne and Kathleen (Domenic) Cimino. She was much loved by her grandchildren Connie (Klaus), Denise (Ron), Theresa, Stephanie (Steve), Jennifer (Carlos), Lisa-Anne, Sam and her great-granddaughter Jordan. Her sister Donna Collins and sister-in-law Flo Gainer will miss Peggy.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 – 34th Street S.W.) on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through Her family would like to thank the staff at the Westview Seniors Lodge, where she resided for the past two years and the staff of Unit 46 and 56 at the Rockyview General Hospital for their excellent care of our dear Mom.

In living memory of Peggy Murdock a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. You were an important part of my life, I will always hold you in my heart. My thoughts are with the family.

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  2. Les and Susan Crowdis :

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love and hugs, Les and Susan

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  3. Sandra Conkin :

    My deepest condolences goes out to you all..
    I did not know your mom but if she was any thing like you, she must have been a great lady! She is in her own special place now. God be with her on her journey. Do take care of yourselves. I will be thinking of you.
    Sandra Conkin and family

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  4. Sandra Conkin :

    Our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow. We hope that all the wonderful memories you have of your time together,
    will help you get though this difficult time. God be with her.
    Take care all.
    The Henry family.

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  5. How sorry I am for your loss and the distractions that kept me from visiting the most memorable of women that I had the privilege of meeting. Peggy was remarkable and can now lay down the burdens. Recognizing her birth into eternity I’ll offer Mass for your intentions. Sincerely, (Fr.) Eric Nelson

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  6. Mary and Frank Lucciola and Family :

    Our deepest heartfelt sympathies to Kathleen and Family. We will never forget your Mom. She was a very special lady and she will missed. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

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  7. Heather-Rose Johnson :

    I’m soo very sorry for your loss and my heart is with all of you, she was an amazing woman and I will miss her very much <3 Peggy was like a grandma to me. I always got to puppy sit for her when she went on her many adventures. I will miss our afternoon teas and cookies. Now she gets to play with Ike, Targa and Delila <3

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  8. colleen,Darryl&Shawn Kinley :

    The Murdock Family;

    We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a beautiful mother, grand-mother and friend. She will be fondly remembered, but sadly missed.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult times.
    Lovingly remembered; Colleen, Darryl & Shawn

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  9. Colleen Ogden and Donna Collins :

    She was a wonderful aunt and older sister to my mother. I know my mom is saddened she could not attend, because of health reasons. She is in our prayers and everyone that knew Aunt Peggy has a special place in their heart for her. God Bless

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