1926 ~ 2018
Peggy Dunn nee Shearer of Lethbridge, beloved wife of Ken Dunn, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Centre on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the age of 92 years.
Peggy is survived by her husband Ken and her 6 children: Marilyn Shearer, Darrell (Michelle) Shearer, Don (Lana) Shearer, Moira (Bryan) Warnock, Derrick (Rhonda) Shearer, Darcy (Pam) Shearer; 4 stepchildren: Monte (Irene) Dunn, Pam Dunn, Dawn (Jim) Robson, Ben (Connie) Dunn; 24 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren with one on the way; and 2 great great grandchildren. Peggy is also survived by 2 sisters in England, Joy and Patricia; 1 brother-in-law; 4 sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Peggy was predeceased by Lyle Shearer; brother Derrick Craven; sister Margaret Keeling; her parents Lewis and Elizabeth Craven; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.
Peggy was born on January 23, 1926, in Scarborough, England. At age 17, she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Airforce and on her 18th birthday she got her papers and left home to go to war. She was posted to Yorkshire, in the Group 4 Bomber Command with the Halifax Bombers. In 1945, just after her 19th birthday, she met Lyle Shearer, while he was stationed in England. They were married on October 20, 1945. She came to Canada as a war bride in 1946. They resided in Carmangay and then moved to Picture Butte, where they raised a family. After being separated from Lyle, Peggy met Ken in 1974 and shared a life together, marrying in 1987. In 1970, Peggy began work at the Picture Butte post office where she worked until her retirement in 1991. Upon retirement, Peggy and Ken enjoyed family gatherings, camping, travelling to Alaska, hosting family from England, taking day trips to Waterton and spending time with their grandkids. In 2006, they moved to Lethbridge, where they resided until her passing, Peggy’s family meant everything to her and she was a very proud mom. She was a strong and inspiring lady! “Peggy’s Palace” was always open for anyone, anytime!
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, with Pastor Rodger Halvorsen.
A Private Family Graveside will be held in the Archmount Cemetery.