Margaret Jane Norberg
1923 – 2015
Margaret “Peggy” Norberg (nee Inkster) passed away peacefully on Thursday July 23, 2015 at the age of 91.
Peggy’s life was defined by her strength and grace. Born in Revelstoke British Columbia, on October 6, 1923, Peggy grew up with her Mom (Jean), Dad (Jock), brother (Ian) and sister (Betty). With her parent’s strong Scottish roots, music and dancing were a large part of their lives. Her dad was a worldship piper and played for the Queen of England. Peggy was a hard worker, and after marrying Johnny Norberg, she raised three boys while teaching highland dancing and forming a highland pipe band. Peggy loved the water and spent many wonderful years at her cabin in Mara Lake, hosting friends and family and singing and dancing to the bagpipes.
Over the last 10 years, dementia impacted how Peggy was able to live her life, but her spirit and beauty remained. While at times she was unable to recognize those closest to her, her kind and gracious manner remained. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband Johnny, sister Betty, youngest son Ritchie and eldest grandson Bradley. At her time of passing, she was the loving mother to Rod and Randy, grandmother to Blair (Shawna) and Nicole (Simon), great grandmother to Cierra, McKenna and Eli, and sister to Ian.
Clear in her wishes, Peggy wanted to contribute to future generations through organ donation, specifically for Alzheimer’s research. Once returned to her family, her remains will be brought to place she loved most, Mara Lake. In true Peggy fashion, she did not want the “fuss” of a funeral. Instead, we will take this time to honour her life by personally reflecting on our favorite memories of her. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.
“There are no goodbyes, Cheerio” ~ Peggy