It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Peggy was born and raised in Vancouver and married Harry Buchanan there in 1949. In 1957 they moved to Williams Lake with their 4 children where they greatly contributed to building the community where they would live their lives. Throughout the years Peggy volunteered on many, many committees and boards – the Williams Lake Public Library, the United Church, Boy Scouts, Figure Skating Club and Minor Hockey, to name just a few. She started ‘Crackpots’ ceramics with her dear friend Elsie Sharun, and for many years held classes in her basement, where it was more about friendships than about clay. In recent years Peggy enjoyed volunteering at the Senior’s Activity Centre. She spent much of her time taking care of family and friends – her joy in life was caring for others.
Peggy was predeceased by her husband Harry in 2003, her father Ernest May and mother Elsie May. She is survived by her sons Doug (Linda) and Donald, and daughters Gail (Don) Stanchfield and Jill Buchanan, her 5 grandchildren Jody Buchanan (Bill), Regan Stanchfield, Ben Stanchfield, Eric (Megan) Simmons and Wade (Kelly) Simmons, her 9 great grandchildren Brendan, Allanah, Tessa, Emma, Joe, Taylor, Mason, Jackson and Nathan, and her brother, Jim (Alden) May.
The world is a better place because of Mom and she will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC SPCA. There will be a Celebration of Life Service at the Williams Lake Seniors Activity Center on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm. Everyone welcome.
“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” – Helen Keller
LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.