BRAUND, Miriam “Peggy” Evelyn (Parnell) – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Peggy, on September 17, 2012 at Peterborough Regional Health Centre.   Daughter of the late Henry James Parnell and Martha Evelyn Edwards.  Beloved wife of the late F. Ralph Braund.  Dear mother of Gregory (Rosalind MacQuarrie), Robert (Lynne), Timothy (Mauri Clemons), Jeffrey (Wendy), James (Ann), and Pamela Birrell (Sydney).  Loving sister to Margaret Kerr (the late William), and Wayne Parnell (Penny).  Predeceased by brothers Wally Parnell (Eva) and Garth Parnell (Joyce).  Dear Nanny of Tiffany, Patty Berardi (Paul), Jonathan (Kelli), Luke (Andrea), Julia, Amy (Jason), Nathan (Sarah), Joanna, Jared, Jessica, Rebecca and Ben Birrell.  Predeceased by her grandson, James Birrell.  Sadly missed by five great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Peggy was born in 1926 in Toronto and yet spent almost all of her life in Peterborough. She attended Prince of Wales and PCVS. During the war years, she helped by working at the General Electric to support our Armed Forces. She married Ralph on March 23, 1946.  Peggy loved to sing! For sixty years she sang in the Peterborough Temple Songsters (choir). She was a faithful member of The Salvation Army church serving people in the community and serving her God. For many years she was the Assistant Director of Family Services and enjoyed reaching out to help those in need. Her faithfulness is remembered by many who celebrate that she is now Promoted to Glory. The Braund family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Royal Gardens, of PRHC, Dr. Carolyn Brown and Dr. John Beamish for their compassionate care.  Visitation will be held at the ASHBURNHAM VISITATION & RECEPTION CENTRE 840 Armour Road, Peterborough on Friday, September 21, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  A Memorial Service in celebration of Peggy’s life will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at The Salvation Army Temple, 219 Simcoe Street, Peterborough, ON.  A reception will follow immediately after the service.  If desired, condolences to the family, directions to the service or donations in lieu of flowers to the James Birrell Neuroblastoma Research Fund, or the Peterborough Salvation Army Temple Trust Fund may be made at or by calling 705-742-1875



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