MARY (Arkinstall) PEGG

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(FLORENCE) MARY PEGG Mary Pegg (nee Arkinstall), beloved wife of Alvin Pegg passed away on March 4, 2014, after a year long "journey" (Mary's word) with T-cell lymphoma in her 82nd year. In 1950, Alvin saw Mary crossing the Mount Albert Side Road with her sister, Margie and said to Harold, "That's the girl I'm going to marry!" They married in 1956. She is the loving mother and grandmother of Dave (Linda - Kyle, Garrett), Doug (Louise - Ian, Kristen), Karen (Brad - Jenny, Adam, Katelyn) and Heather (Dan - Calista) and the treasured sister of Margie Wilmott, Bill Arkinstall, and Jean Porter. Mary graduated from Queen's University with a BA in 1954 and York University in 1986 with a BEd. She dedicated her 27 year teaching career with the York Region Board to her passions of library and Kindergarten. Mary was extremely active in the community. In 1975, she was instrumental in founding the East Gwillimbury Public Library and served as the Board's first Chairperson. She was an active member of the Canadian Federation of University Women and enjoyed many hours with her theology, book and bridge clubs. Mary was a dedicated volunteer at the Queensville United Church and with CHATS. Mary cherished her summers with Alvin and her family on Long Lake in Haliburton, spending many hours swimming. Mary asked that we thank all of you for your kindness, generosity and friendship which you have given her over the years. Please join us in the celebration of Mary's life: visitation and memorial service will be held at Queensville United Church (20453 Leslie St, Queensville). Visitation will be held Friday, March 14th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 15th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow on Saturday from 2:00-3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Mary requested donations be made to the East Gwillimbury Library or the Queensville and Holland Landing United Church. Donations to The Mary Pegg Scholarship Endowment Fund to assist disadvantaged young women in their post secondary education would also be appreciated.

Published in the Toronto Star from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2014
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