Margaret “Peggy” McCurry passed away in the midst of family at the Third Crossing Manor, Gladstone, Manitoba on July 5, 2020 at the age of 98 years, 9 months.
Peggy was born in Fernilee, Derbyshire, in 1921, the only child of William and Sarah Wild. The family immigrated to Canada in 1927 to farm in the Tupper area north-east of Plumas. She married Hugh McCurry on December 23, 1940 and lived on the family farm where she raised a family of six.
Peggy always planted a large garden and would can and freeze produce for the winter. As a girl she helped her father with the cattle and continued this in her married life. She was an avid reader and loved to share tidbits of information with family, keeping everyone up to date on current events. She instilled in her children a love of reading and learning that remains with them as adults. She was also a member of the Plumas Anglican Church and the Women’s Auxilliary until its closure.
Left to mourn are her children Sheila Smithson of Pipestone, Bill (Laury) of Selkirk, Don of Plumas, Elizabeth Laurila of Hinton, Alberta, Terry (Marlene) of Keyes, and Fernilee (Stan) Born of St. Andrews; grandchildren Kimberly, Robert, Leila, Lyle, Scott, Hugh, Darwin, Conrad, Kaitlin and Tanika; great grandchildren Austin, Declan, Tannon, Hunter, Colton, Michael, Daniel, Samuel, and William.
Peggy was predeceased by her parents; husband; sons-in-law Chris Smithson, Melvin Laurila and grandsons Jason and Steven McCurry.
The family would like to thank Margaret’s care givers who attended and supported her at Centennial Apartments and Third Crossing Manor. Their time spent with our Mother and their kindness to her and to her family will not be forgotten.
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