MCNABB, Peggy EvaPosted: August 19th, 2016
It is with deep sorrow and much love that the family of PEGGY EVA (REEDER) MCNABB announce her passing on August 16, 2016. Peggy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She leaves behind her husband, Thomas W. McNabb, their three children; Kriste (Chris) Rose, J. Barton (Barbara) McNabb, and Patrick (Audrey) McNabb; and her dearly loved grandchildren; Clarke, Parker, Derek, Ally, Aaron, Kylee, Brooklynn, Logan, Ty, Boston, Madison, and Jameson. She also leaves behind her four siblings; Linda (Sid) Thatcher, Bill (Pam) Reeder, Mac (Loretta) Reeder, and Shellee (Gary) Walburger, and numerous nephews and nieces. She was pre-deceased by her son, Thomas Gordon (T.J.) McNabb.
Peggy was born on March 16, 1944, to Lynn and Maxine Reeder. She grew up on a ranch near Cardston, Alberta, where she naturally acquired the tough and spirited nature of a cowgirl. When she wasn’t feeding the cows, fixing a fence, or pulling weeds from the garden, she was riding her horse around barrels in the barn or out in the open pasture. Peggy’s favorite story from her childhood involves an unexpected run-in that she and her horse had with a barbed-wire fence, which resulted in a large Y-shaped scar across her thigh. To Peggy, it wasn’t just a scar, it was an exclusive “branding” that symbolized her commitment to and love for her church, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.
After graduating from high school, Peggy moved to Lethbridge where she attended and graduated from the Galt School of Nursing. Her career path was just as dynamic as she was. She worked as a registered nurse for several years, but found more meaning and excitement in conceptualizing ideas and watching them become successful realities. She had a passion for projects, and was never short of having a few projects in her hands, with several more stewing in her mind.
One of her favorite projects was using her life experiences and knowledge to bless the lives of those around her. It was through her compassion for people and a desire to help others that she discovered her love for energy medicine. Her constant need to learn, acquire, and practice new ideas and skills was insatiable.
Beyond anything else, Peggy’s greatest joy was her family. She took on the role as the family’s nurse, teacher, peacemaker, confidant, and friend with vim and vigor. She looked forward to spending time with her family, and was determined to create extraordinary experiences for her grandchildren. She was the perfect grandmother. Peggy was adamant about not leaving this world before attending a Reeder family reunion; which, by her own design, took place in the shadow of Old Chief Mountain (her favorite place in the world), and seeing her oldest grandson return from an LDS mission.
Peggy was an example of what every person should be. She was decent, kind, loving, forgiving, compassionate, strong, and courageous. She was a woman of truth and integrity. She led by example and instilled values in others. She has left this world with a legacy that her family and friends will cherish forever.
Friends may meet the family at the Lethbridge Alberta East Stake Center, 4105 Forestry Avenue South , Lethbridge, on Friday night, August 19th, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm or at the church on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 from 1:00 to 1:45 pm prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lethbridge Alberta East Stake Center, on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., with Bishop Aaron Low Officiating.
Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to: www.legacyfuneralhome.ca