(1909 – 2008)
After a long, happy and rewarding life, Peggy Arthur passed away peacefully at Mt. Edwards Court Care Home in Victoria on May 23, 2008 in her 99th year. She was active, cheerful and lucid to the end.
Peggy was predeceased by her husbands, Robert Bruce (1945) and Alex Arthur (1961).
She is survived by her son Henry (Coquitlam) and daughter Margaret (Victoria); by her dear grandsons: Bruce (Jennifer, Toronto) and Brian Arthur (Kirsten, Victoria); their mother, Jean Bell (Vancouver); her birth granddaughter, Sara Haave (Vancouver; and her niece, Arlene Johnson (Spokane). She outlived both her younger siblings.
Peggy was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, and lived there until she was 18, when her family moved to Swift Current. As a young woman in her 20’s, Peggy moved to the Kettle Valley area in BC where she met her first husband, Robert Bruce. They lived in the Kootenays, the Okanagan and she was widowed in New Westminster in 1945.
Upon remarriage in Rosedale to Alex Arthur, Peggy moved to Steveston, BC, then to Mayo and later Whitehorse, Yukon where she was widowed again in 1961.
Subsequently, she relocated to BC again and lived in Chilliwack, Okanagan Falls, Penticton, Abbotsford and for the past 10 years in Victoria where her daughter cared for her.
Peggy was a hard worker of Anglo-Saxon stock, strong-willed and independent. She loved to play cards, dance, entertain, knit, crochet and have picnics. Ahead of her time, Peggy was a healthy, nutrition-conscious person who always exercised. She took great care with her appearance, and never looked her age.
Thanks and appreciation go to the staff at Mt. Edwards Court Care Home and Dr. Rosenberg for their care and kindness.
No service by Peggy’s request. After cremation, her ashes will be interred next to her first husband Robert Bruce at Midway in the Kettle Valley.