Alvin Stuart Pegg

Alvin Pegg

Tuesday, September 8th, 1931 - Sunday, January 19th, 2020
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**Given the current health and safety risks of gathering together at this time, the Pegg family has decided to postpone Alvin Pegg's Memorial Service. A date will be determined once government guidelines lift, indicating that it is once again safe to gather in large groups. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families good health in these most extraordinary times. **
The Pegg Family
Alvin Pegg, who was loved by many, passed peacefully on Sunday January 19, 2020 having lived a full life.

Born in 1931 on a farm near Sharon, Alvin was the fifth of Geraldine and Stuart Pegg’s six children. Alvin was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Mary, and survived by his four loving children; Dave (Linda), Doug (Louise), Karen Fairbrass (Brad) and Heather (Dan Harper) and his eight grandchildren; Kyle & Garret, Ian & Kristen, Jenny, Adam & Katelyn, and Calista. He was also predeceased by his siblings; Bruce (Margaret), Ruth Mabbett (Bill), Joan Farr (Harold) and survived by Betty and Dale (Dorothy).

In 1950, Alvin met the love of his life, Mary. Alvin saw Mary crossing the Mount Albert Side Road with her sister and said to his future brother-in law, Harold, “That’s the girl I’m going to marry!”, which he did in 1956. While dating, Alvin and Mary enjoyed dances with their Junior Farmer group. They were often seen at the local ball parks too, as Alvin was well known in the area as an exceptional ballplayer.

Alvin had taken over operations of the family farm at the age of 15 for his ailing father. In 1959, Alvin bought his own farm on the 2nd concession where he started and operated a dairy farm for 35 years. Alvin was actively involved in the East Gwillimbury community. He served on the board and as president of EG Minor Hockey Association. During his 8 years as an EG town councillor, Alvin was instrumental in the building of the Sharon arena and community centre. He subsequently obtained his real estate licence and worked first with Armstrong Realty and eventually with Re-Max where he was frequently one of its top performers in North America.

He was an active member of Queensville United Church as an elder and sitting on numerous committees. Alvin was a long serving board member and past President of Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. where he established many lifelong friendships.

Alvin was an integral part of his neighbourhood on Sherwood Place in Newmarket and will be fondly remembered for his annual maple syrup production and the spring pancake brunch he hosted with Mary. Although, Alvin no longer lived on the farm, he continued to enjoy going to help with the greatly expanded Pegg Pumpkin Patch he had started many years earlier. Alvin was a regular at Persechini Fitness, enjoying both the workouts and socializing over coffees with the many friends he’d made there.

Alvin and Mary enjoyed travelling to many places around the world as well as spending time at their cottage in Haliburton and loved it when others visited to enjoy cottage life with them.

Alvin and Mary were very generous in their support of the community with both their time and charitable giving. After the passing of his beloved wife, Alvin initiated and funded the Mary Pegg Scholarship Fund through the Canadian Federation of University Women Aurora/Newmarket, to carry on Mary’s love of education through the financial support of post-secondary education for young women.

Alvin had a challenging last year of his life, but always considered himself fortunate. In his words: “I’m 88 and a half. I’ve been a pretty lucky guy”. Alvin was often seen at the local restaurants surrounding his new home at Sunrise of Aurora and in a circle of life moment, celebrated his 88th birthday at the same Graystones in Aurora where he and Mary enjoyed dancing while dating.

His family would like to especially thank the Sunrise of Aurora staff for the exceptional care he received there and the Southlake Regional Health Centre third floor MACU doctors and nurses for their medical excellence and their compassionate care.

Alvin Pegg will be deeply missed by his children, grandchildren, his siblings, nieces and nephews, as well as countless friends.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

In honour of Alvin, a donation made to the Mary Pegg Scholarship Fund, payable to: The Charitable Trust of the Canadian Federation of University Women Aurora/Newmarket Inc. would be greatly appreciated.
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Service Details

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    Queensville United Church
    20453 Leslie Street
    Queensville, Ontario L0G1R0
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  • Reception

    Queensville United Church
    20453 Leslie Street
    Queensville, Ontario L0G1R0
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Donations are being accepted for: The Mary Pegg Scholarship Fund.


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Private Condolence

Rich Lunney

Posted at 09:08am
Dale, Betty, Dave, Doug, Karen and Heather.
We were so very sorry to hear of Alvin's passing. He was a wonderful man who was a friend to so many. We will always remember seeing him at Persechini's. He always had a smile and a cheerful greeting for everyone he met. He will be sadly missed for his friendship, his kindness and his countless contributions to the community he loved. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, Rich & Sharon Lunney.

Joanne (Paris) Page

Posted at 03:36pm
Dave, Doug, Karen and Heather;
I am very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I know he will be missed very much by his family, his friends and the community. I have so many wonderful memories of growing up across the street from you on the farm. We spent so much of our time hanging out together when we were young, exploring all over our farms, playing with kittens, baby chicks and calves, skating, tobogganing, and ski-dooing. There was always something new to explore. Your Mom and Dad were always working nearby while we were having fun, and they played an important role in my childhood development. Your parents were positive mentors to all of the neighbourhood kids, and I have always had a deep respect for their wisdom. They both still have a very special place in my heart. And so do you.
Joanne (Paris) Page

Jean Anderson

Posted at 07:43pm
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father, grandfather, Alvin.

I knew Alvin from our days together at Persechini’s. Because he was retired, Alvin often joined us ‘morning women’ for coffee and lunches as “one of the girls”.

I got to know him better through our volunteering times for the Persechini Run/walkathon.

I enjoyed listening to his adventures through travelling, and we always enjoyed Mary’s orange muffins at coffee time.

Later in time, I realized that Alvin and my dad were both in the same Senior residence in Aurora. I was so happy to reconnect with him again!

Alvin, your dad, will be missed by many, but mostly by you, his family.

Please know that my thoughts are with all of you at this sad time.

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