NAGEL, Margaret "Peggy"
1925 - 2014
Margaret "Peggy" passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 after a short term illness. Peggy was born on June 29, 1925 to Peter and Jane Fraser in Falkirk, Scotland. Peggy spent her childhood in Falkirk as well as attended school and Business College there. During World War 2, she worked in the Railway Department of an Iron Foundry and also as a reporter for the Falkirk Herald. During this time she met Ronnie Nagel, from Leader, SK who was serving overseas in the Canadian Army. Ronnie and Peggy were married in 1945 and after the war returned to the Leader district where they farmed until 1959. It was quite an adjustment for Peggy, leaving the luxuries and modern conveniences of her home in Scotland to living in a log cabin and raising their son Grant on the prairies. During this time, she also worked in a Solicitor's Office and later as Assistant Town Clerk in Leader and was active members in the Order of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge. Ronnie, Peggy and Grant returned to Scotland in 1960 via Canadian Pacific Cruise Line – Empress of Britain from Montreal (May 31 to June 4); where they lived for the next 17 years. During this time she worked as a bookkeeper for Taggarts - a British Leyland car dealership. In 1976, Peggy and Ronnie returned to Regina to spend their retirement years. She became a dedicated member of Wesley United Church and worked as an accounting clerk at Kemsol Products until her retirement in 1995. She continued to live in her condo until 2013 when she moved to WinterGreene Estates. She was predeceased by her parents; husband Ronnie in 1996; brother Grant Fraser; and sister Elsie "Bunty" MacDougall. Peggy is survived by her son Grant (Stevie); grandsons Damian and Ryan (Laura); great-grandchildren Jack, Callum, Lucy and Harry all of Scotland; brother Jim (Agnes) Fraser of Ontario; sister-in-law Maie Fraser of California; as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family and friends in Ontario, California and Saskatchewan. The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Harbour House, WinterGreene Estates and Palliative Care, Pasqua Hospital for the care and assistance given to Peggy and her family. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy # 1 East, Regina, SK on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Peggy will be laid to rest beside her beloved Ronnie at Regina Memorial Gardens Cemetery. As a tribute to Peggy, donations may be made to Wesley United Church, 3923 Hillsdale Street, Regina, SK S4S 3Y6 or Regina Palliative Care Inc., 4F - 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 1A5. Family and friends are invited to sign the online obituary and tributes page at www.regina-memorial.ca. Arrangements entrusted to
Published in The Regina Leader-Post on Aug. 20, 2014