Margaret Hyde October 13, 1944 - July 15, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret (Peggy) Hyde (Briers) on July 15, 2013. Peggy passed peacefully into the hands of the lord, surrounded by her family and the loving company of caring friends at her home, after a determined and courageous battle with cancer. Peggy will be forever lovingly remembered and missed by her husband of 49 years, Terence; her children David (Mary), Michael (Clara) and Alexandra; grandchildren Kevin, Nicholas, Joey, (Donna), (Craig) and (Cailee); great-granddaughter (Olivia); brother Frank; sisters Stephanie, Hazel and Mary. She will also be greatly missed by her loyal canine companions, Max, Chloe and (Charlie). Born in Christchurch, England, Peggy immigrated to Edmonton, Canada with her husband Terence in January 1968 as an adventurous young bride and mother. In 1969, Peggy and Terry moved to Victoria, BC and made Vancouver Island their home. In addition to being a well known and respected business owner in the community, Peggy enjoyed her quiet time quilting, cake decorating, gardening, dressmaking and above all, being a loyal and devoted wife, Mum and grandmother "Grammy". Today, as we mourn the passing of a wonderful person, we welcome, the freedom of her spirit, we celebrate, her meeting with the lord, we cherish, the memory of our time with her, we remember, the love of a wife, mother and friend The Hyde family and friends would like to express our sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the VIHA Nursing staff ,home care attendants and the Doctors, Nurses and auxiliary staff at Cowichan District Hospital for the kindness, care and compassion extended to Peggy during her illness. We also would like to express our deepest gratitude and love to our private care worker Nikki, for the many hours of extraordinary care, compassion, love and affection extended to Peggy. Nikki has become a part of our family and will remain a treasured friend. A celebration of Peggy's life will be held at Pine Lodge Farm, 3191 Mutter Road in Mill Bay on Sunday July 28, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. At Peggy's request, vibrant colour is the fashion for the service.
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Published in Cowichan Valley Citizen from July 24 to July 26, 2013