Gwendolen MacINNES

MacInnes, Gwendolen Peggy. Peg was born in Shoreham, Kent, England on April 26, 1918. She passed away in her 96th year on November 18th, 2013 at Peace Arch Hospital. Predeceased by her husband, Jim, her daughter, Barbara and her newborn grandson, Fraser. Survived by her son John and his wife Mary, grandsons James and Andrew and their mother Allyson, as well as Mary’s children Jamie and Greg. Also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family far too numerous to mention but fondly remembered. Peg emigrated with her family to Canada at 2 years of age. She spent much of her summers at Crescent Beach, where, in her youth, she competed with the swimming and diving teams and where she met Jim. Throughout the war, Peg worked with BC Telephone Co. as an overseas long distance operator. Peg married Jim in 1946. Their daughter Barbara was born in 1949, followed by their son John in 1951. She golfed at Shaughnessy GC and enjoyed her annual trips to Pennask Lake, Maui and Worlcombe Island. When Jim passed away in 1997, Peg moved permanently to Crescent Beach. When Barbara passed away in 2008, her friends and family worried that Peg would find herself isolated, living away from them in Vancouver. On the contrary, she thrived. She loved playing bridge with her many friends, gardening, her daily crosswords and watching sports. Peg was determined to live independently. And with the wonderful support of her friends and neighbours, she did. Peg recently entered hospital and within two weeks, she passed peacefully away, leaving behind a full appointment calendar, a full fridge and a flower box full of begonias. A very heartfelt thanks for their kindness over the years to Kris and Perry, Peg’s neighbours in the truest sense. A reception to celebrate Peg’s life will be held on Wednesday, December 18th at Beecher Place in Crescent Beach from 3 to 6 pm.

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