It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Margaret “Peggy” Gould, a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend. On Monday, January 4, 2010, our mother passed away peacefully with courage, strength and dignity, surrounded by the love of her family. A Funeral Service will be held at the Revelstoke United Church on Saturday, January 9th, 2010 with Reverend Ken Jones officiating. Pallbearers will be: Fred Wells, Mark Byrtus, Bill White, Louie Beaucage, Mike Loukopoulos and John Low. Interment will follow in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, in memory of Peggy.
Peggy was born on April 7, 1930 in Pine River, Manitoba of Scottish immigrant parents, a heritage she was very proud of. Peggy met her love John Gould and they were married September 16, 1952. They eventually settled in Ladner, B.C. to raise their family. In 1989, Peggy retired from the Delta Hospital where she spent many years caring for others. Upon their retirement, John and Peggy moved to Revelstoke to enjoy their well deserved golden years.
Peggy was predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth and Herbert Craig, brother Ron Craig, infant grandson Steven Loukopoulos, son-in-law Ed Deverall and beloved husband John Gould. She is survived by her 12 children: Wayne (Brenda) Clark, Herbie (Colleen) Craig, Christine Deverall, Susan Baresinkoff, Patty (Mark) Byrtus, Michelle (Bill) White, Janice (Mike) Loukopoulos, Nancy Archambault, Kim (Louie) Beaucage, Angie (Fred) Wells, Mike Gould and Ricky Gould; 27 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; sister Betty Roberts; sister-in-law Belinda Craig, many nieces and nephews and numerous friends she gathered throughout her life. Peggy will always be remembered for her quick wit and sense of humour, her compassion and charisma.
Arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
On behalf of the family, a thank you to the Queen Victoria Hospital acute care and Home Care Nursing. A special heartfelt thanks to Dr. Neil Leslie for his compassion and care and to Sam for her unwavering support and for always being there.