Marguerite (Peggy) Gagnon, Lofstrand, Douris, Petschl


Petschl (Gagnon, Lofstrand, Douris,) , Marguerite (Peggy)
It is with exceptionally heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother & Friend.

Born August 11, 1934, Marguerite had just celebrated her 86th birthday surrounded by friends and family, but left us very suddenly August 21, 2020. The loving and hard-working matriarch of her family, Marguerite was fondly known as “Peggy or Baba” by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and newcomers alike. Known best for her bountiful kindness and unconditional love, Marguerite was known for her sassy fashion sense, will be missed by all. Marguerite was born to a family of 10 children in Quebec City, Quebec. She travelled out West in search of adventure. She was successful, and adventure she did find. She revelled in memories and told endless stories of working as a waitress in downtown Vancouver, as a labourer on the docks, and attending the Calgary Stampede as a beautiful young woman in the 1950s. Eventually, Marguerite settled down and married Bernard Lofstrand and had three children: Leonard (Wendy), Bruce (Jill) and Karen. Later, as the grandchildren began to arrive, the family continued to grow. Krista, Dana, Tyler, Mariah, Cheyenne, and Evelyn joined the happy bunch. We were all blessed to have Marguerite with us and loving us long enough for her to be a huge part of her great-grandchildrens’ lives. Drekye, Olivia, Emma and Kenyon have grown and flourished in love due, in great part, to their Baba’s patience and playfulness, her absolute unconditional love and always a desire to make sure everyone was fed the most delicious treats and comfort food. Marguerite was a long-time friend of the Sisters of Charity and employee of St. Vincent’s Convent; where she was employed as Head Cook. Though loved by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her, Marguerite found the strongest bond of friendship thousands of kilometers away. Her best friend, Ellie lives in Massachusetts and each adopted the other’s families as their own. Marguerite will also be greatly missed by the family members remaining back East. Armand (Claudette), Leonard (Diane), Anita, Ginette, Francine. Marguerite survived all her husband’s, Bernard Lofstrand, George Douris, and Rudolph “Lefty” Petschl. She will be missed by all!
Marguerite’s family would gratefully receive memorial donations on her behalf to go to the Heart and Stroke foundation.

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7 Condolences

Linda Hackett

Sincere condolences to Anita and family on your loss of Peggy , a wonderful woman. Fond memories of Peggy ‘s visit many years ago with Anita and the Srs. of Charity at their home in Dorval.
May she Rest In Peace.

Lynn Gagnon

I send you all three and your families my deepest sympathy. She was surrounded by your love and lived and happy life. Because she opened her house and her arms, without prejudices , Peggy has been significant in the life of many of us. I sure love her and will miss her.


All my sympathy to you three and your families. Peggy was surrounded by your love and your support. Courage and strenght will help you pass through this loss. She was loved by many and I sure will miss her. Love .. Lynn

Judy Beamer

God speed Baba we love you and miss you so much Judy and Mr Bruce xoxo forever in our hearts

Patricia Gagnon

Hi cousins and great cousins!
What a beautiful text to describe aunt Peggy. It’s lovely!
All my thoughts are with you!
With love
Patricia (Patsy)

Christopher Rice

I will always remember the fun we all had with Baba La Bing. My condolences to all of you out West that made many of my years in Edmonton so memorable.