Margaret Jean (Peggy) Merten

Margaret Jean Merten (Peggy) – It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Peggy Merten on Thursday July 26, 2007 at the age of 50.

Peggy was born April 13, 1957 in Calgary, Alberta to Betty Larsen and Tom Gurnett. She was the third child of six to Betty and Tom. Peggy will be remembered for her vivacious personality and her love of horses. She will be greatly missed by many.

Peggy is survived by her sons Torrey, Dieter (Diane), and Michael. Also left to remember her are her mother Betty Larsen (Eric), her father Tom Gurnett (Doreen), and siblings Patricia (Jim), Richard (Cheryl), Sherry (Bill), Chris (Amy), Tony (Lana), Tracy and Jens.

A celebration of Peggy’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #94 in Quesnel on August 18, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friends and family welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask those that are able to consider registering for organ donation. This can be done by visiting

The family would like to thank the BC Transplant Society and the doctors and nurses at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital for their care of Peggy during her time there.

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