Margaret MURDOCH

Margaret MURDOCH

Murdoch; Margaret Helen (Peggy)

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Margaret Helen (Peggy) Murdoch at the age of 100 on Sunday, August 31st, in Chilliwack, BC.

Peggy was born December 14, 1913, in Aberdeen County, Scotland, to James Smith and Mary Thom Smith (M. S. Sandison). She was predeceased by her husband, George Edward Warren Murdoch, her son Neil Arthur Murdoch and her sisters Mary Reeney and Isobella Haskel. Peggy is survived by her daughter, Lois, (Norm); grandchildren; Warren Mazuren (Shauna), Sheila Issel (Steven), Eddie Murdoch and Janet Wagner (Dee-Ann); great grandchildren: Joseph Issel, Ethan Mazuren, Darrin Issel, Neil Murdoch, Halaina Mazuren, Holly Mazuren and Noah Pettifer, cousin Betty in England and many nieces and nephews. She graduated from high school in Nelson and attended Normal School in Victoria. She taught at Glade, Ootischenia and Trail. After the war, Peg and Eddie raised their children in Warfield, then retired to Long Beach and Nelson. Each generation of family have many wonderful memories of the “Lake.” Peg fiercely guarded her independence but reluctantly moved to Chilliwack in 2010. She enjoyed her time at Hampton House, playing bridge and going on excursions but her heart always remained in Nelson. A special thank you to the staff at Hampton House, and the Staff at Cascades Hospice, Chilliwack. A small family Celebration of Life will be held Saturday September 6th. Her ashes will be interred in Nelson cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation or the Chilliwack Hospice Society. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence on the family’s online register at

Henderson’s Funeral Homes & Crematorium

Chilliwack, BC (604) 792-1344

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