June 29,1955 – April 12, 2021 (age 65)
Teagle, Peggy Maude
It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Peggy. Peggy's battle with Alzheimer’s came to an end at Eden Gardens in Nanaimo BC on April 12, 2021 with her son Chaim, sister Fran, and beloved niece Tori at her side. While our hearts mourn her loss, it is with great pride that we are able to share a few words to celebrate her life.
Peggy was born in Regina Saskatchewan at Grey Nuns hospital to Ernie and Mary-Alice (Milburn) Teagle on June 29, 1955. The Family moved to the West Coast shortly after to be closer to family. In 1960 the family finally settled in Victoria on Bowker Ave. Peggy excelled in track and field and theatre at a young age. She specialized in hurdles, 200, and 400 metre dash and competed at the Victoria Track Club as well as in provincial and national meets. In 1972 she graduated from Oak Bay High School and went to France to be an au pair for a year. After returning to Canada she lived in London, Ontario and worked for her brother and cousin at The Great West Beef Co. Early 1975 she went on a couple month long transformative trip through Israel and Europe with her lifelong friend and partner at the time, Craig. She returned to Canada and got her bachelor's degree in anthropology from UBC and then went to work in Sudan to start her career in international development. Peggy later returned to Canada and attended Selkirk College in Nelson, BC where she met John Scoggan, who she later married and traveled the world with, both working in international development in countries such as China and Indonesia throughout the 1980’s and 90’s. Peggy and John Divorced in 1993 and a few years later in 1996, she had a son named Chaim, in Ottawa, Ontario. In January of 2001 they moved to Dhaka, Bangladesh, where Peggy worked for Agriteam on a project to lobby and negotiate the rights of women garment workers. There she led International Women's Day marches with thousands through the streets of Dhaka and affected great change for the workers she fought for. In the summer of 2003, she returned with Chaim to Ottawa and they lived there for the remainder of his childhood. Peggy spent the past 4 years of her life in Nanaimo, British Columbia at a dementia care home called Eden Gardens where she continued to make connections with the staff and people who visited, even as she suffered herself with the daunting effects of her own Alzheimer’s disease. Peggy had an astoundingly large web of friendships that spanned the course of her life, and was one of the most compassionate and accepting individuals to grace this world. She will be remembered forever in the hearts and memories of the ones she loved and her legacy will live on through her son, niece and nephews, and the friends and colleagues continuing to push for change and equality.