May 9, 1930 – December 9, 2020
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Peggy Pullen. She was born on May 9, 1930 to Phyllis and Henry Pullen in Prince Rupert, BC and died peacefully on December 9, 2020 in White Rock, BC.
She is predeceased by her parents, her sister and brother-in-law Betty and Ken Hall and niece Susan Hall. She is survived and will be greatly missed by her two nephews- Howard (Bronwyn) and David, great nephew Alexander and great niece Kathryn as well as many friends and former colleagues.
After Peggy’s basic education in Prince Rupert she chose a career in nursing, receiving her RN from Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. Over the next few years she nursed in a variety of hospitals. One of her early positions was at the Grenfell Mission in St. Anthony’s, Newfoundland, at the time an outpost without land access. After getting her Public Health Nursing Diploma (PHN) her first PHN position was in Lillooet, BC.
At this time she had a Pilot’s Licence but no Driver’s Licence so the towns folk volunteered to drive her throughout the district until she was able to transport herself. Peggy remained in Public Health for the rest of her career at various PH Units in BC. She finished her long career as PHN Supervisor at Boundary Health Unit in Surrey. Along the way she attained her BSN (UBC) and her Master’s in Nursing (U of WA).
When Peggy retired in 1989 she joined a hiking club, took up water colour painting and frequented the White Rock library. She now had time to socialize with many friends – mostly by luncheons. She lead a full, exciting and satisfying life. Peggy was an Inspiration to all.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there will be no service at this time.
When it is safe to meet again we look forward to joining together to share our stories and memories and celebrate Peggy’s life.
Condolences may be left for the family online at: www.myalternatives.ca
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