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Wickstrom Margaret

WICKSTROM, Margaret (Peggy)

November 27, 1923 — January 21, 2017

Beloved wife of the late Desmond Wickstrom passed away peacefully at Cottonwoods Care Centre in Kelowna on January 21, 2017. She is survived by her children and spouses Patricia (David) Gorton of Aldergrove, Lorraine (Chris) Trautwein of San Ansalmo California, Ted (Kim) Wickstrom of Medicine Hat, Alta, Ken Wickstrom and Lisa Francis of Kelowna; seven grandchildren Neysa, Brent, Jo Ellen, Rory, Britta, Angela and Nadia, five great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Peggy was born in Penticton, BC and was a long-time resident of Kamloops, BC. She and Des enjoyed fishing, camping, golfing, dancing and curling and spending time with their children and grandchildren. They built one of the first homes in Dallas outside of Kamloops where they lived for over 40 years. Strong friendships were built in the community that lasted a lifetime and continue through their children to this day.

For many years she worked for Irly Bird in Kamloops, prior to which she worked for Unemployment Canada and Royal Inland Hospital. She was renowned for her baking skills, especially her homemade bread and pies. She loved playing card games and bocci and was very competitive.

The family would like to extend their thanks and gratitude for the care and compassion given by the staff at Berwick on the Park (Kamloops), Dorchester Retirement Centre (Kelowna), Cottonwoods Care Centre (Kelowna) and Kelowna General Hospital.

A celebration of her life will be held in Kamloops sometime in the late spring early summer. Notification to all those who loved her will be given well in advance.

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Service: A celebration of her life will be held in Kamloops sometime in the late spring early summer.

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  • we would like to send our sincere condolences for and old and dear friend. Please let us know the date of her celebration of life to my Email [email protected]

    Condolence sent by: Richard & Merle Crawford on January 26, 2017 at 9:29 am

  • The Wickstroms’ yard was where the neighbourhood children were welcome to play our rambunctious games. When I was really little, I remember Mrs. Wickstrom getting down on her knees, pretending to be a bull with horns and chasing Lisa, Joanne, Brenda and I all around. Full of fun! And she never hesitated to add an extra plate to the table when a little neighbourhood girl boldly hinted she would like to join the seven Wickstroms for dinner. In recent years, she and I shared a love of reminiscing about those old wonderful days. Thank you, Mrs. Wickstrom, for all the memories. Sympathies to our friends Trish, Laurie, Ted, Ken, and Lisa on your great loss.
    Susan (Dalin) Duncan

    Condolence sent by: Susan Duncan on January 26, 2017 at 8:53 pm

  • Hey guys(Pat,Laurie,Ted,Ken,Lisa)So so sorry to hear of your mom passing Please let me know when you have a get together.She will be missed.I am so glad that I sat and had a visit with her at Mr.Coster celebration.She was kind of like a second mom to all us Dallas kids. That vist is going to be one of my memorys of your mom. Take care all of you Earl

    Condolence sent by: Earl Bruce on January 27, 2017 at 10:27 am

  • I recall back in the “old Dallas days” while bareback riding with a couple of friends, that I was unceremoniously catapulted off of the back of the horse I was on when two of the horses decided to fight. It happened right in front of Wickstrom’s house. Mrs. Wickstrom was out of the front door and checking me over right away. What a kind and caring lady. Deepest sympathy to the Wickstrom family. I know your mom will be greatly missed.

    Condolence sent by: Pamela Dalgleish on January 27, 2017 at 11:16 am

  • I was so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. Peggy was a wonderful lady who was loved like a second mom to so many of us growing up in Dallas. Both her and Des were always there with a helping hand or a hug, whichever was needed. I remember when mom passed, the extra loving hug I received from Peggy. She will be missed by all who knew her. Let me know if and when a service is held. Would love to see you all and give you hugs.

    Condolence sent by: Nancy (Horner) Dionne on January 28, 2017 at 9:13 am

  • I was so sad to read of Peggy’s passing. She was a wonderful lady, full of life and so much a very social person. All of my dear friends are leaving, but I still have many good memories of Peggy and Des coming over to play cards or just visit with Art and I . Both of our families would get together in the winter to take the kids skating and ice fishing on a local pond, or find a snowy hill and go tobogganing for the day. Des would always build a big bonfire where we would stay warm, cook hotdogs and drink hot chocolate. I remember one time Des drove his truck onto the ice and would pull the older kids behind on a sled. Such special people. I will miss her. I would like to send my deepest condolences to the family. Please let me know when a special memorial service is held for her so that I may attend. God Bless you, and may Christ ‘s peace be with you in this time of sorry.
    Vivian Godard & Family

    Condolence sent by: Vivian Godard & Family on January 30, 2017 at 9:41 am

  • We have wonderful happy memories of Auntie Peg. Our sincere sympathy to all of you. Love Gord & Jan Wickstrom

    Condolence sent by: Gordon Wickstrom on February 23, 2017 at 8:45 am

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