August 17, 1931 - October 20, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
It is with deep sorrow and endless love that we mourn the passing of our beloved mother, Peggy Mankelow, a longtime resident of Chemainus, B.C. Peggy passed away peacefully in Campbell River on October 20, 2023 at the age of 92.
She lived at Dovehill House for the past 1 1/2 years and with their love and care she felt right at home. When she became ill we moved her to Campbell River Hospital to be able to spend quality time with her. We thank Dr. Manhas for the years of care in Chemainus, Cowichan District Hospital and Dr. Logan and staff on 3D in Campbell River for Mum's care and comfort in her last days.
She is lovingly remembered by her husband Edward of 72 years, her children Janet (Brian), and Susan (Robert), predeceased by son Paul (Elkin), grandchildren Michelle (Ed), Melanie (Greg), Marisa (Nick), Meghan, Kimberly (Jason), Garett (Alex), great-grandchildren Emma, Ethan, Maxwell and Marcus, sisters Pam, Judy (Alan), predeceased by sister Molly.
Peggy was born in Surrey, England on August 17, 1931 to parents Alfred and Lilian Reed. She married Dad in 1951. They moved to Malta, back to England and then immigrated to Vancouver Island in 1958. They bought a trailer full of furniture and housewares for $100 and moved to their house on Howe Road where they lived for 63 years until health forced them to sell.
Mum volunteered for 25 years. She collected for Cancer on Howe Road and she delivered Meals on Wheels. Her highlight was volunteering at the Chemainus Theatre. She loved the dress rehearsals and when the show came to life; also when the staff got a free dinner and all their desserts! We all remember her Mars Bar Squares that she would make for us.
All the grandchildren wore sweaters that were made by grandma and lovingly passed down to the next grandchild. She even made skating outfits. Any activities that the grandchildren were in she would be on the sidelines cheering them on. She loved her garden and spent many hours puttering and putting on a beautiful flower show with Dad.
Mum and Dad enjoyed their trips to England to see family and the cruises that they were able to take together. They spent two summers as park hosts in the Spatsizi Plateau Provincial Park and Kakwa Provincial Park which were highlights for both of them. Mum always said that when they walked on the grizzly trails and Dad walked first and Mum followed behind and she swore Dad wouldn't realize she was gone if she was snatched until Dad got back to the cabin and wanted his dinner!
Mum made quilts, placemats and table runners for all seasons. They will be passed lovingly along.
We will miss you Mum but we know that Paul was waiting for you.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.