Margaret “Peggy” Greig (nee Toynbee)

Margaret (Peggy) Greig, nee Toynbee, passed away peacefully at Qualicum Manor, Qualicum Beach, on October 27, 2017. Peggy enjoyed a full and rich life, recently celebrating her 101st birthday with her family.

Peggy, the youngest of three children, was born and raised in Chemainus. She graduated in 1939 in nursing from the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, following in the footsteps of her mother and sister, 1907 and 1933 graduates of Jubilee. She pursued a career in public health nursing.

She met and married her husband Larry in Golden, BC, in 1943. They later settled in West Vancouver where they raised their three sons. She relocated to Tofino in 1995 after the death of her husband. 

She was a dedicated volunteer throughout her life, always generous with her time. In Tofino she volunteered with the Pacific Rim Arts Society, was a board member of the Wickaninnish Community School and participated in the school’s guided reading program.

She will be fondly remembered by her many friends on the West Coast.  

Peggy leaves behind her sons Peter, Tom (Kristine), Jack (Judi), grandchildren, Jack (Jade), Andy (Adrienne), Brian, Graym (Hannah), Paddy (Andrea), Brigitte, Emma, great grandchildren, Phoenix, Naleda, Mica, Milaina, Raiya.

The family are left with wonderful memories of the kindness, compassion, and generosity of their mom and grandma.

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