Margaret Maia Raboch

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret (Peggy) Maia Raboch. She passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Saturday, July 25th at Parkview Place in Enderby.

Peggy was born in Nelson on December 22nd, 1923. She was predeceased by her parents, Jenny and Lancelot Lowes of Grindrod; her siblings, David Lowes, and Isabel Peterson (Lowes); her son, Ronald (Ron) Davy; her niece, Laurie Peterson; and her step-daughter, Lorali Sanjenko (Raboch).

Peggy grew up and lived her early years in Grindrod. She graduated from high school in Enderby, and then went to Normal School in Vancouver for her teacher’s training. She married Keith Davy in 1943 and they purchased a farm in Mara and had two children, Lynne and Ron. She travelled with her young family for work in logging camps all over the interior, making good use of her strength and ability to do anything and handle whatever came her way. She later taught school in Mara, and then in Salmon Arm and is fondly remembered by many former students. She married her husband Alvin Raboch in 1978. She was a constant and loving companion to Alvin, travelling with him and supporting him in every way in his log-buying business. After retiring from teaching, she took charge of the book-keeping of their family business. She is well remembered by friends and family for her kind, caring, and gentle nature.

Peggy lives on in the memory of her husband, Alvin Raboch; her brother, Jamie (Lorrie) Lowes; her daughter, Lynne Fulton (Davy); her daughter-in-law, Ann Yahn; her step-daughters, Shelley (Lyle) Sanjenko and Cindy (Tom) Ferguson; her grandchildren, Jordie (Rebecca) and Kayla Fulton (Lynne’s children); Megan (Keihin) and Kiel Davy (Ron’s children); Aubrey & Micah Sanjenko (Shelley’s children); Jeremy (Sheryl), Hanna (Ryan) and Bethany Sanjenko (Lorali’s children); Jocelyn (Cindy’s daughter); and great-grandchildren, Jonathan Fulton (Jordie), Colton & Caitlynn Sanjenko (Jeremy), Dylan & Carter Mickey (Hanna).

The family would like to thank the staff of Parkview Place in Enderby for the compassion and care shown to Peggy during her final years there.

An intimate family service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services in Armstrong, B.C., for which the family would like to send out a special thank you to Brittnie Olsen for her exceptional kindness and thoughtful attention to detail.

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