Margaret (Peggy) Rose Yelland
April 8, 1924 – January 24, 2009
Peggy, 84, peacefully slipped away from our World to rejoin her love, Keith, who predeceased her in June, 1976 at 52 years.
Born in Bournemouth, England, 9 month old Peggy sailed with her siblings and parents to Canada; she lived in the Vancouver area her entire life. Peggy proudly served her country until the end of WWII, enlisting at age 18 as a RCAF WAC, having lost both parents at that early age. She resided with her older sister Marion and husband Lorne Davey for a number of years, before meeting her sweetheart, Keith, at his mother Edith’s North Van boarding house. Keith and Peggy met lifelong friends while residing at NV’s Boscobel Apartments when first married, before moving to a house they had built on E 14th St, where they lived until Keith’s death.
Peggy worked many years within the medical field, leaving behind multiple friends and colleagues who appreciated her kind heart, ready smile and compassionate nature.
She will always be fondly remembered by daughters: Tara (Innes), Debby (Mark) LaRoy and Janice Yelland; grandchildren: Alyssa Innes, Tyler Innes, Keith LaRoy, Tamara (LaRoy) Wormell, Melissa Yelland, Melanie Rose Yelland-DeSylva; and, great-grand children: Mikayla (LaRoy), Samantha and Mackenzie (Wormell), Lucas and Victoria (Innes).
Peggy’s daughters give heartfelt thanks to the committed home support staff in Abbotsford who assisted their Mom with her independent living at Bevan Lodge and extend thanks to the devoted, kindly staff at Evergreen Lodge in White Rock who made their Mom’s final residence more comfortable, with some jokes and laughter, these past four years. As ever, Peggy always had a soft heart (especially for little ones) and ready laugh, and was ever watchful for other’s needs.
Peggy Yelland was a strong, gracious ‘trooper’ who taught us well; she will be sadly missed by many. Her beautiful, melodic whistle has only now been stilled. You are invited to join our Celebration of Life for her being held at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Van, at 10 AM on Mon, Feb. 2; reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations are respectfully requested to be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC or to a charity of your choice.