OBITUARY

Peggy Jane CUMMING

8 June , 19447 May , 2019

Cumming, Peggy Jane (June 8,1944 - May 7, 2019)

Peggy (or Amma to many) passed peacefully in her sleep as a result of her struggles with lung cancer and leukemia. She was at home with family, being loved and cared for.

Daughter of Norm and Madge Marlow (both deceased) and sister to Bill (deceased) (Linda) and Sharon (Neil), Peggy is survived by her loving husband Bob and children John (Karrie, children Maggie, Duncan, Topher and Dee) and Megan (Lee, children Aaron and Martin). Amma adored her family and took delight in adventures and experiences with her grandchildren.

Peg enthusiastically shared her joy of activities with beloved friends. She traveled to the far corners of the world and enjoyed the outdoors; hiking, camping, cycling and cross-country skiing with friends. Peggy enjoyed being part of the swimming community and was a regular at Meech Lake and the Y. She was an accomplished athlete, with medals from World Swimming and Dragon Boat championships.

Peggy exhibited an artistic side. Her paintings hang in her friends’ homes, she enjoyed taking grandchildren to the theater and her love for photography and gardening have brightened our world.

As a lifelong teacher, she influenced the minds of middle school children for over thirty years. Peggy was an amazing, impactful friend to many and was a loved and adored wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed dearly.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date. No funeral will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lung Cancer Canada or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada are appreciated. Now grab your friends and go play outside!

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Andrea Greenhous

14 May 2019

Such a positive and lovely woman. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Dawna Satov

13 May 2019

Her excitement and zest for life was contagious. I can just picture her smile as we climbed together.
My deepest condolences. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories.
Sincerely, Dawna

Tim Scapillato

13 May 2019

Dear Bob, John and Megan,

Our deepest condolences to you on the loss of an amazing wife and mother, and friend to so many in so many communities. Our memories of Peggy will always be warm. I can't recall ever seeing her without that big, friendly smile, even when facing the most daunting challenges. We knew Peggy through the running and swimming communities, both of which are now diminished by her loss. She is gone, but will never be forgotten. We will miss her.

Tim Scapillato and Marian Jordan.

Murielle Francis

12 May 2019

Dearest Bob, John and Meagan,
I am so sad to hear about Peggy and wish I could have been there to give you all support. As neighbours for many years, we spent hours together - walking our dogs was our specialty. Peggy was such a kind and giving person and always made time for others, no matter how busy she was. We had many long talks and always managed to have a lot of good laughs. The last time we met two years ago, she biked over to Julie’s (daughter) where I was staying and spoke so proudly of all of you and the grandchildren. Sending you all our love and deepest condolences.
Murielle & Doug Francis
Andrea & Julie Ballantyne

Ainsley Butler

12 May 2019

Dear Megan and family,

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to you, dear Megan, and your family, as you mourn the loss of Peggy. We hope that you will find comfort in your wonderful memories of her.

Sincerely yours,

Bob, Louise, Catherine & Ainsley Butler

Ainsley Butler

12 May 2019

Dear Megan and Family,

We wish to share our deepest condolences with you all as you mourn the loss of Peggy. We hope you will find comfort in your wonderful memories of her.

Sincerely yours,

Bob, Louise, Catherine & Ainsley Butler

Sue Holloway

12 May 2019

Peggy was a woman of many passions and this picture combines her love of paddling and her art. I was so fortunate to have Peggy part of my life. I will always think of her lovely smile when I would see her at the canoe club or skiing and hearing about her recent adventure or family accomplishment. I marveled at her resilience and bravery in the face of different challenge. A proud Mom and an awesome person. She leaves a huge hole in our community but she has left a mark! My very deepest condolences to all the family and a big hug as well.

Valerie Gudmundson

11 May 2019

John, Karrie and family my prayers are with you. I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom, John. I know how special and involved she was in all your lives. What a blessing you could be with her in her final days.
All our love,
Val, Stefan, Liam, Aidan and Megan

Minna Koch Donatucci

11 May 2019

Peggy, or Mrs. Cumming as she was to me first, was hands down one of the best people in this world, and a very influential one in mine life.
She started as my neighbour, turned into my teacher (who would let me stay at her house and would drive me into school when my parents couldn't), and ended up my friend.

She was one of those people who could turn your day around with a simple smile, but more often than not she'd have a nugget of wisdom that would just pop out right at the right time....like she know exactly what you needed to hear. She had a gift for that. And I will always be thankful that I got to know her, and cherish her while she was here. She was a treasure, and I will miss her very very much, as will we all.

Bob, John, Megan, my heart is with you and my arms are wrapped around you tight. Peg was one in a zillion, and while you were lucky to have her, she was lucky to have you too. I know you'll lean on one another and use her nuggets of wisdom to see you through the rough moments. We are all with you. Always. ❤💕

Louise Rachlis

7 May 2019

My deepest sympathy to Bob and Peg's family and friends on the loss of this beautiful woman. I will never paint or swim or savour the outdoors without thinking of Peggy's enthusiasm and excitement for every moment. She was a hero and role model, and it was an honour to be her friend.

FROM THE FAMILY