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Margaret (Peggie) Annabelle Pusztay (Jeffrey)

May 10, 1930 - January 21, 2018


On the evening of Sunday, January 21, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones, Margaret “Peggie” Annabelle Pusztay passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 87 1/2 years young.

Peggie was born in Edmonton, Alberta on May 10, 1930, the eldest daughter of three girls.  She married her beloved husband Emmery Pusztay and they were blessed with four children.  She lived in many places throughout her life – Alberta, B.C. and Honduras, Central America. Peggie became a resident of Ta Ta Creek in August of 1998 and owned the Ta Ta Creek Store. She also volunteered folding the Tri Village Buzz in the early 2000’s.

She was a wonderfully devoted wife, mother, Granni, auntie and friend. She was loved dearly by all of us.  Mom had a magnetism about her that drew people to her, both young and old.  Her gift was loving and accepting people as they were and they in turn loved her back.  Her legacy is an inspiration to us all and it lives on in her family.

Peggie loved the opera and live theatre and truly enjoyed playing the piano.  She had many other hobbies that included playing cards (double solitare, rummy), scrabble and crib and doing crossword puzzles, embroidery and knitting.

Left to mourn her passing are her children; Chris (Daysi), Maggie (Rob) and Clair (George). She also leaves her much loved grandchildren; Clair (Josh), Vanessa (Justin), Ellen, Cesar (Gaby), Jeff, Britt and her great grandchildren; Ceci and Ariel.  Peggie was predeceased by her son, Emmery {Jim} (1974); her husband Emmery (1999); her twin sisters Ailene (2016) and Eilene (2017) as well as her special cousin, Freddy (1983).  Peggie is survived by her brother-in-law Ed and numerous nieces and nephews throughout the world.  She also leaves behind her adopted grandchildren; Dartanion, Jayson, Phiefer, Rumour and Talon.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 120-7th Avenue South, Cranbrook BC V1C 2J4 (Evolution Tae Kwon-Do Club Hall) from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Mom/Granni/Peggie loved bright colours, so please feel free if you wish, in wearing them to her Celebration of Life! In lieu of flowers, you may make a memorial donation to the Palliative Care Unit of the East Kootenay Regional Hospital (  As well, condolences may be left for the family at

We are grateful for the love and friendship you all gave to Mom in life and for all your love and support during her passing.  Thank you and God bless you all.


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From: Brenda Scorah
Relation: She was my Aunt

Though due to complicated family circumstances, I never knew Auntie Peggie as well as I would have liked too. I knew of her as a beautiful photo of her on my grandpa’s piano and through all my moms fond memories of their childhood, but it’s not quite the same.
I’m grateful that I at least got to meet her a couple of years back and since have been able to be in touch though the miles separated us. The love for her that all who knew her have is a testament to the sweet person she was and the sweet soul that lives on in her children. She will be dearly missed.

From: Lorraine Gray
Relation: My Auntie

I feel like getting to meet you and your children was one of the greatest gifts of love I’ve ever received. It was only a couple of years ago that we met, but I felt love instantly … like it had been there all my life. And, during that first visit, I got to know you and your family. I know you were a wonderful mother and grandmother … that is proven by the love and graciousness that I feel from your children, Clair, Maggie and Chris and grandchildren Clair and Vanessa. You live on in them. With sadness, I say farewell until we meet again Auntie Peggie.

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
May 5, 2018

Evolution Tae Kwon-Do Club Hall
120 - 7th Avenue South
Cranbrook, BC Canada

120-7th Avenue South, Cranbrook BC V1C 2J4 (Evolution Tae Kwon-Do Club Hall) from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Mom/Granni/Peggie loved bright colours, so please feel free if you wish

120 - 7th Avenue South
Cranbrook, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

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Palliative Care Unit

East Kootenay Regional Hospital

13 – 24th Ave. N.

Cranbrook, BC  V1C 3H9

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