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RICHEL, Margaret Gertrude

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.

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  1. Dear Sandy and Randy,
    Please accept my deep condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts every day, and I share the ache of Peg’s absence.
    I was so lucky to have Peg as a friend. She was generous, kind, funny and had a zest for life that was contagious. I’m grateful for the years we knew each other and the time we spent together. My memories of her will last forever. I will miss her always.
    With affection,

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  2. Debbie Hall-Lavoie (nee Scutchings) :

    I just heard of Peg’s passing today and am so sorry. I had been following her cancer journey and left messages when I didn’t hear from her. My mom Eunice loved spending time with Peg and talking about the “good old days” with Helen and Nester. For me, Peggy was my older, sophisticated cousin who told me about pantyhose and the ways of the big city when I was about to embark on my own U of A adventure. I hope she’s off in Tuscany enjoying the good life.

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