Born in 1915 in Abby, Saskatchewan, she left there to do her nursing training in Saskatoon. When she was finished, she bought a one-way ticket to Montreal to begin work in obstetrics at Royal Victoria Hospital. There she met and married Ernst, who was doing his medical training.
In 1945, they moved to Deep River, Ontario, where Ernst was the doctor for The Atomic Energy department. They had three children: Hollis, Marg And Ray. When Ernst died, Peggy went to work as a nurse in the local doctor's office. Peggy remained in Deep River until moving to Kelowna to live with Marg in 2009.
Although Peggy was never a quilter, she was always a sewer and taught sewing at night school classes. Perhaps that is one reason for her on-going interest in the quilts produced by the guild. She inspects each and every one that comes for Show and Tell!
If you don't know Peggy, introduce yourself; she always has positive things to say!
Here is a picture of Peggy being interviewed by Shaw Cable TV on the occasion of her 100th birthday. That's daughter Marg on the right.
-- Contributed by Judith Beaver