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Margaret (PEGGY) Broderick
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It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Peggy on April 15th, 2022. At the age of 89 years, Peggy was released into God’s arms with her devoted family by her side. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years William (Bill) Broderick; her parents Charlie and Annie; her brothers Jimmy and Paddy and sisters Annie and Rose.
Peggy will be forever remembered by her seven children: Pauline (Peter), Albert (Lynda), Laura, Mary, Karl (Julie), Annette (Danny) and Siobhan, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and her sister Phyllis.
Peggy was born in Dublin, Ireland where she met and married the love of her life, William Broderick. Together, they immigrated to Canada in 1966, two weeks after the ‘Great Blizzard’ but ties to the home country always remained strong. They settled in Transcona where they raised their family and were active in community affairs. Peggy loved her home and remained there until a few days before her passing. Her positive outlook, resilience and fortitude inspired all who knew her.
“You have to have a reason to get up in the morning” was Peggy’s mantra. She lived a life of purpose. Whether singing in the church choir, organizing the St. Patrick’s celebration that brought food and entertainment to Transcona Seniors or crocheting thousands of hats to keep “someone warm when they need it most”, she served her community in numerous ways. As an active and longtime member of Blessed Sacrament Parish, she made many lasting friends. Her Sunday School students kept in touch with her as adults and reminded her of the impact she had on their lives. Hers was a generous and loving spirit.
Peggy was a vivid storyteller and recreated her experiences around the kitchen table for family and many friends, but her happy place was in the garden where she spent many an hour making her house a summertime landmark.
She was a proud mother and grandmother. The family was everything to her and she took pride in all our accomplishments. She will be sorely missed.
Cremation has taken place and the family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date. The family would greatly appreciate you leaving memories of her in the Condolences section of the online obituary.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Blessed Sacrament Parish 710 Roanoke Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba.