Margaret Elizabeth (Peg) Challender

died at home on Wednesday, 3 April following a courageous battle with cancer. Left to mourn her passing are her husband of 52 years, John, their son Scott and his partner Lana Veloso, their daughter Michele, her husband Will and granddaughters Katherine and Madeline Brunskill.

Peg was known for her love of life, her positive attitude, her garden, her knitting, her love of swimming, her volunteer work, her generosity and her sense of humour. She will be sorely missed.

Peg donated her body to UBC’s Department of Cellular & Physiological Studies in the Faculty of Medicine in the hope that her generous act will help in the research and cure of cancer.

At her request, there will not be a service. If anyone would like to make a donation in her memory, please consider the BC Cancer Agency’s Foundation, the largest funder of cancer research in BC. A donation can be made through their website at:

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