Mary Margaret "Peggy" Myette
Myette, Mary Margaret "Peggy" – Tracadie
It is with profound sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Margaret "Peggy" Myette of Tracadie, Antigonish County, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish, on August 2, 2019. Peggy died peacefully surrounded by her family, the people she loved.
Born in Roman Valley, Guysborough County, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Annie (Quirk) Hanrahan. She later moved to North Grant, Antigonish County, then to the town of Antigonish, and finally to Tracadie.
Peggy worked as a custodian for 22 years with the Strait Regional Regional School Board, and she took great pride in a job well done. She had a superior work ethic and enjoyed those years, making many friends. Peggy was also known for her beautiful garland and wreaths, providing decorations for many during the Christmas season.
Throughout her life, Peggy was an avid skier and baseball player. She enjoyed many adventures on Keppoch ski hill and was proud to be back catcher #32 for her team - the Tracadie Jays.
Peggy was known for her kind, gentle, generous, and loving nature. She had a special love for animals, especially abandoned and stray cats which she would nurture and love, eventually keeping them as her own.
Peggy was an avid gardener, producing thriving vegetable gardens, flower gardens, and orchid.
Peggy was a kind and loving soul. She enjoyed a rich but simple life. She was often teased for needing side boards on her plate and left a legacy of her cabbage rolls, carrot salad, scalloped potatoes, and cinnamon cake.
Peggy’s greatest love in life was spending time with her family, and the lights of her life were her grandchildren: Kelsey, Jessa, BJ, and Madison. She took great pride and joy from each of them and cherished them dearly.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Donnie Myette of Tracadie; daughter, Diane (Barry) Johnson, West Arm Tracadie; son, Gary (Danielle Keough), Fall River; grandchildren, Kelsey, Jessa, BJ, and Madison; sister, Marguerite (Doug) Holmes; niece, Karen (Brian) Clifton; and many in-laws.
The family would like to thank Dr. Michelle Murphy, Dr. Chris MacKnight, Dr. Sarah Fraser, the staff at St. Martha’s, especially the palliative care team.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held Sunday from 7 to 9pm and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday at 2:00pm in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie, Fr. John Barry presiding.
In Memoriam, donations to the Antigonish Town & County Palliative Care Society or the Alzheimer Society appreciated.
Members of St. Peter's CWL are asked to meet at the funeral home Monday at 2:00pm for prayers.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com