November 21, 1947 – Athabasca, AB
November 9, 2013 – Calgary, AB
After a short illness, Peg passed away peacefully at the Foothills Hospital, surrounded by friends and relatives on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the age of 65 years.
Peg was born in Athabasca, AB to the late Helen and Nestor Richel. She received her early education in Athabasca before proceeding to the University of Alberta, Edmonton, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Education (1969). Peg then moved to Calgary where she began her teaching career at Sir John A Macdonald Junior High School. In 1978, Peg graduated with a post-degree Education Diploma from the University of Calgary and in 1983 completed a Master of Arts there as well. Peg had an illustrious career with the Calgary Board of Education until her retirement in July 2008. In her retirement, she took up her water color painting with greater vigor. She also loved to share her other artistic talents and was a supporter of fine arts.
Peg is survived by her nephew Randall; his wife and four grand-nephews; sister-in-law Sandy; niece Lorri and her family; plus many cousins. Peg is also survived by her many friends, colleagues and students.
A Celebration of Peg’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial tributes may be made to the donor’s charity of choice.
In living memory of Margaret Richel, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences