CARTER, Peggy Florence J.

Carter, Peggy Florence J. nee Woolmer

 

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Peggy Carter passed away peacefully at the Lions Personal Care Centre on September 5, 2016, at the age of 94. She is survived by her children and their families: Jeff (Judy) and grandchildren Jonathan and Jennifer; Robin (Susan) and grandchildren Meghan Carter-Lapchuk (Chuck) and great-granddaughter Addison and granddaughter Jillian; Kevin (Patrice Palmerino) and grandchildren Elliot (Allie) and Lewis; and Pam Richert (Vic) and grandson Daniel McIsaac (Christine) and great-grandson Ethan Sieben. Peggy is also survived by her brother-in-law Roland Carter (Joyce) and nieces Vera Comerford (Myles), Verna Mitchell (Bob), Sheila and their families. In England, special cousins Vera Taylor and Valerie Dyer and their families will miss her greatly. Peggy was predeceased by her husband Gordon, her parents Edward and Amelia Woolmer, her sisters Connie (and husband Ted) Bradbury and Ivy Woolmer, and her sisters-in-law May (Frank) Dodds and Lillian (Fabian) Burbeck. Peggy came to Canada as a war bride from England in January of 1946. She and Gordon moved on to their farm near Hartney that spring and over the next 29 years worked hard to successfully raise their family and to support the community and its many activities. Peggy worked as a medical secretary in Hartney and when she and Gordon moved to Winnipeg in 1975, she continued in this work at the Medical Arts Building. She enjoyed travelling, reading, music, theatre, square dancing, lawn bowling with the River Heights Lawn Bowling Club, and playing bridge in many clubs. Throughout her life, Peggy's focus was always her family. She was keenly interested in them, their lives, their careers and activities and their families. She was happiest at gatherings, surrounded by her family. Her keen sense of humour and good-natured teasing of her children and grandchildren are remembered with fondness. Her ability to see the funny side of things lasted through the dementia she experienced in her later years. The family would like to express its thanks to the wonderful staff on the 3rd floor at Lions Personal Care Centre for the loving and sensitive care Mom received. A memorial service is planned in Winnipeg for Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Augustine United Church, 444 River Avenue. A graveside gathering will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Hartney at a later date. If people so wish, donations in Peggy's memory may be made to Lions Personal Care Centre, 320 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2W6 (Att'n: Karen Jashen) or to a charity of choice. Chapel Lawn www.chapellawn.ca 885-9715

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