PEGG, Daniel Evans
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May 19, 1923 - December 5, 2012
Daniel, our beloved father, father-in-law and grandfather was born in Oxbow, Saskatchewan, and passed away too soon after a short battle with cancer in the Cowichan District Hospital. He had only recently moved to Duncan to be closer to his son's family, Michael, Sibylla and cherished granddaughters Alexandra and Natasha. He loved sharing their busy lives and frequently accompanied them to watch them ski at Mt. Washington. His visits often coincided with massive snowfalls to the delight of his family and friends. Dan was predeceased in 2008 by his beloved wife May of 50 years, whom he met in an underground mine in the Yukon. He was also predeceased be seven siblings: Harry, Robert, Ada (Russell), Margaret (Cameron), Helen, Marion (Goodwin) and Edgar. He is survived by his brother Douglas (Nipawin, Sask) and many, many nieces and nephews and their families across Canada. Daniel loved his career as an exploration geologist which required him to be in remote wilderness areas first in northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba and also in the NW Territories and especially in the Yukon and northern BC. He started with the Hudson's Bay Mining and Smelting Co. and later worked for Noranda and finally for the BC Yukon Chamber of Mines. He passed on his passion for the outdoors to his son and was especially proud to see his granddaughters choose to take up back packing and wilderness hiking. Dan will be missed by all his big family and close friends who experienced his desire to stay connected and to celebrate family events near and far. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held January 12th, 2013 at 2 pm at South Arm United Church at 11051 No. 3 Rd., Richmond, BC. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, kindly donate to a charity of your choice.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 15, 2012