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Margaret ‘Peggy’ Poucher

God's last gift, Rememberance

Funeral date: 7th of November 2018

“God’s last gift, Rememberance”


Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Tuesday 23rd October, Peggy aged 84 years.

The much loved wife of the late Tony.

Peggy was originally from Stockport and met her future husband Tony on a blind date. They had 12 happy years together before Tony died.

She was never quite the same, but never lost her sense of humour.

Born in the 1930’s, life wasn’t easy because of the depression, her mum was a housewife and her dad was a labourer. Her dad was a betting man and mum made sure any of his winnings were handed over for housekeeping money! Also treats were few and far between during wartime rationing so if Peggy was given a bag of sweets she would go and hide to eat them so she didn’t have to share them out!

As a young woman in the 50’s with the music scene changing she liked to go out a lot but her father was very strict with his timings, she would often be late so would come in with her sister to give the impression that they had been out together! It was around this time Peggy made a lifelong friendship with Kath. Peggy always viewed Kath’s family as her own and would go and spent Christmas with them.

Peggy used to work in the hospital laundry and a girl she worked with organised a do for the staff, also purposely inviting her own brother so she could introduce him to Peggy. They instantly fell for each other and after three months of courting Tony asked Peggy to marry him.

Unfortunately, after only 12 years Tony died, leaving a big hole in Peggy’s life. Fortunately, due to her bubbly and infectious personality she made friends easily and ended up surrounding herself with lots of new friends.

Peggy enjoyed the social scene, regularly going to the Crosville Club and she loved her bingo.

Peggy worked for many years at Danebank College in the catering department where she made many friends with the staff and students alike, such was her warmth and bubbly sense of humour. She was a great support to her friends when they all became widowed around the same time and would often go away on holiday together and have many laughs together.

She loved shopping, especially a bargain, if something was on offer with a free gift, she had to have it.

Peggy’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 7th November in Crewe Crematorium Chapel at 11.20am. Any donations in her memory are for the valuable work of Macmillan Nurses and Cancer Research.

For any further information, please contact our funeral home.

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