Margaret Helen (Peggy) Green was born on the family farm north of Halkirk on June 10, 1929. She was the third of four children born to Gertie (nee Robinson) and Victor Green who had come to Canada from the U.K. Her older brothers were Bill and Bob, who both married, although Bob later divorced, and her younger brother was Jim. Peggy took her schooling at Spruce Creek School north of Halkirk, later right in Halkirk, during which time she often babysat for Fred and Vera Airey. She then took her high schooling in Castor. She also belonged to the 4-H club, where she excelled in cooking. She later worked for two or three years for an uncle in BC. After the passing of their mother in June of 1970 she began many years as a caregiver for her younger brother Jim who was physically handicapped. She cared for him for 10 to 20 years on the farm and then for the remainder of his life after she bought the home from Joe and Clara Schmidt. Jim passed away at the age of 70 after a brief final illness on August 25, 2008. Peggy was a charter member of the Royal Purple to which she belonged for 40 years. She later was a member of the Halkirk Drop-in Centre.

She worked hard on the farm, where she had not one, but two gardens; one large and one smaller one. She raised chickens and Cornish hens. She also belonged to the Ladies’ Auxiliary in Spruce Creek and Rosebank for over thirty years. In her free time she liked to curl and was a long time (40 years) member of the Royal Purple. In her later years she was a faithful attendant at the Halkirk Community Church. She loved to get away with her best friend Mary Stewart on “gambling” trips – three times to North Battleford, once to Prince Albert and three times to Medicine Hat.

Peggy was predeceased by all her immediate family members but is survived by several relatives from her mother’s side. Her mother was born Gertie Robinson, whose sister was Ethel Ronald and whose brothers included Albert, Bill, Bert and Dick. Peggy’s aunt Ethel and her husband Victor Ronald had five children; Art, who lives in the Castor-Halkirk area, Mamie (who with her family lives at Biggar, Sask), Alma (and her family who live in Ontario) Ernie (with his wife Dianne in Hanna) and Joyce Strome (and her family who live in Edmonton). Peggy’s uncle Albert and his wife Vi Robinson had five children: Bob (who is deceased), Roy, Marvin, Larry and Dale. Peggy’s uncle Bert is survived by his daughter Bubbles and her husband Bill Bullock and family, his son Tom and his family and his daughter, Norma Jean.

Funeral services were held at Halkirk Hall, on February 13, 2013 with Pastor Jim Culham officiating. Pianist Cathy Schaffner played for the congregational hymns. Family and friends gathered for a time of fellowship in the Halkirk Hall and for a luncheon by the Halkirk Hall Board. Memorial donations may be made to Omega Cemetery or a charity of your own choosing.


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