Margaret "Peggy" Janet Steeves
1928 - 2021
Margaret "Peggy" Janet Steeves
Visitation Information
Friday, October 8, 2021
Visitation Time
2:00 to 4:00 pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Service Time
2:00 pm
Service Location
St. Joseph's Church, St. Joseph's
Burial Information
Burial Date
Private Burial
Burial Location
St. Joseph's Cemetery, N.S.
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Steeves, Margaret "Peggy" Janet (MacDonald), age 93, Hillcrest Ohio Antigonish Co., passed away October 5, 2021 at High-Crest Nursing Home. Sherbrooke Guysborough Co.

She was born June 9, 1928 at Cross Roads Ohio Antigonish Co., the daughter of the late Charles Henry MacDonald and Mary Johanna (Flynn) MacDonald.

Peggy graduated from Normal Teachers College in Truro. Her first teaching job was in a one room school house in Upper Ohio (Stewart Mills) Antigonish Co., where she taught grades 1 to 12. She arrived by horse and buggy from Goshen, Guysborough Co to stay with Claude Steeves and family in Upper Ohio. Peggy met her husband Private (Pte (B)) Donald Keir Steeves (born Harry Donald Brennan) while she was teaching in Upper Ohio and they were married for 51 years before he passed away in 1999.

Peggy was an avid reader, loved to garden and make preserves to have for the winter months. She also loved card games, hockey, and baseball. Her favorite teams were the Leafs and the Blue Jays. Her proudest accomplishments were her 14 children, 27 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

Peggy was the president of the CBRJ and General Workers at St. Martha’s Hospital’s Union 1979 to 1990; President of the Home and School; President of St. Joseph’s CWL (receiving her fifty-year pin in 2020) and served on the Regional Tenancies Board for several years.

Peggy was a lifetime member of the Progressive Conservatives party and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion ARRAS Branch 59 Antigonish.

Peggy is survived by her children, Donna (Angus Coutts), Claude (Audrey Swan MacPherson), Rebecca (Ken Mosher), Gary (Marilyn Whidden), Lila (Duncan MacLean/John Connors), Linda (John MacDonald/Dave West), Carolena (Andre Noel), Gordon (Cathy Tarrant), Mark (Angela MacDonald), Martha (Jerry Gurney), Donald (Mandy Sharpe), Kimberly (Timothy Walker), and Allison (Mike Hennessey); brothers, Gordon (Helen) MacDonald, Leo (Sandra) MacDonald, John MacDonald,; sister, Elizabeth MacDonald and sister in law, Shirley (MacMillian) MacDonald.

She was predeceased by her husband Private (Pte (B))Donald Keir Steeves(Harry Donald Brennan); daughter, Jeannie Elizabeth Nordquist; son, Corporal (Cpl) John Stephen Steeves; sons-in-law David Marshall and John Burns; brother-in-law, John B MacDonald;  sister-in-law, Shirley (MacNeil) MacDonald; brother Harry MacDonald and his wife Roberta, brother Lawrence MacDonald and his wife Patsy and brother Everett MacDonald.

The Steeves family would like to thank the High-Crest Nursing Home staff and Father Lazarus for taking such good care of her in the final years of her life.

Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish on Friday from 2 to 4 pm. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Joseph’s Church St. Joseph’s on Saturday at 2:00 pm with Father Lazarus presiding. Private Burial Service. Online condolences:

Margaret "Peggy" Janet Steeves