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CODE, Peggy

May 23, 1935 – June 14, 2019

Begun in the village of Ayr, Ontario, the worldwide journey of Margaret Jean “Peggy” Code ended where she belonged last Friday, in Calgary surrounded by her family. Peggy was predeceased by her husband, Bill Code, and by her parents, Madge and Carl Buck, and her brother Brian. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, their partners, and her seven grandchildren: Brett, Laurie, and Libby; Kelly and Jillian; Geoff, Elaine, Nyall, and Christopher; Bryce, Kim, Elan, Everett, and Mitchell. She is also remembered with love by her brother, Don, and by the Buck clan that continues to thrive in Ayr, Paris, Kitchener and elsewhere in southern Ontario as it has for now six generations: old, proud Canadians.

Peggy was born in Paris and grew up in Ayr, where she and her family enjoyed as full a life and education as was available then, her father becoming a regional leader as a generous businessman, selling GM cars across southern Ontario for decades. Peggy graduated from Galt Collegiate in 1953 and graduated from the Victoria Hospital School of Nursing in London, Ontario in 1956.

Like many Ontarians before and since, Peggy then got on a train to visit the west. She never went back. She met Bill, they married in 1958, and they lived the dream life of a couple born in the thirties who thrived in the post-war boom, providing amazing lives and experiences to four successful children, of whom they were both extremely proud.

While she raised the children, Peggy participated in a number of volunteer capacities, acting and performing in schools and community centres, with the Junior League, the Alberta Cancer Foundation, and the Children’s Hospital Aid Society. Once the children were all off to university, she began her second career in nursing, and logged over 14,000 hours as a part-time nurse at Foothills Hospital.

Peggy was a good skier, an avid golfer and a keen bridge player. She most enjoyed her time with her girlfriends: a gang of fabulous, like-minded, spirited, and generous friends who support one another through everything life throws at them. These wonderful women stuck with Peggy through the last decade and a half of frailty, including celebrating her 84th birthday with a lively party only a couple of weeks ago.

Peggy died with no regrets, having lived life to its fullest, and having positively influenced, mentored, and befriended hundreds of people. She was the sunshine, and she will live on in our hearts.

A celebration of Peggy’s life will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Monday, June 24, at 2:30 p.m. A reception will be held immediately afterwards at the Calgary Golf and Country Club. A public graveside burial will be held at Queen’s Park Cemetery on Tuesday, June 25th. Please gather at the 4th street NW entrance prior to 10:00 a.m., and we will move to the gravesite together at 10:00 a.m.

Should you feel inclined, we are encouraging her friends to make memorial donations in Peggy’s name directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Peggy Code, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Riven & Rose-Ann Perry

    Dear Brett & family. Our sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved mother Peggy. You were a devoted son to both your parents. May you find comfort with wonderful memories

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  2. Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your Mom & Gramma (Peggy) Kelly and Jillian, As well as the rest of her family near and far! May all your fond memories fill your hearts today and always, thinking of you and sending huggs!

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  3. Such a beautiful obituary having said it all. Peggy and I met before either of our weddings in 1958 and our bridge group contained all Ontarions as we headed west to begin our married lives and raising families in the West.
    Peggy and I stayed friends with no regard for distances and always in touch on birthdays and my visits to Calgary.
    I will miss her and am so pleased that you wonderful children stayed in my life.
    Our very sincere condolences.
    Marion and Michael

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  4. Heidi Kueber Wilson

    Brett, Kelly, Geoff, and Bryce,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a fireball! I’ve been told that you can’t measure grief, but I personally believe it is related to the depth of love one feels over the years… so I imagine your grief is immense. My deepest condolences.

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  5. My deepest sympathy to you all. May she rest in peace. She’s playing golf with Bill and Fred in that big golf course in the sky.

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  6. Honourable Nick Taylor and Peg

    Sympathy and condolences to the Bill and Peggy Code family with fond memories of going from door to door with them to smite the Tories hip and thigh.
    She was smart, lively and a great asset to Alberta.
    Thank you Ontario

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  7. Kelly and Jillian, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom and Grandma. I hope memories of treasured times together every summer when you would come home to Canada from England, offer some comfort at this very difficult time. Kelly your loving devotion to your Mom throughout her illness is so admirable and I like to think she is at peace now playing that perfect bridge hand or sharing a cocktail with your Dad after a great game of golf. I am so sorry that I am unable to be there for Peggy’s service on Monday, but I will be thinking of you both as you remember your Mom and grandma. Sending love and hugs.

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