1923 – 2015
After a short illness, Peggy passed away peacefully in Mississauga on June 29, 2015, aged 92 years. Predeceased by her adored husband of 57 years, Robin Marlatt Farr, BA’47, she was the beloved mother of Wendy (Bryan McLeod) of Bermuda, Peter Gordon Farr (Anna) of Etobicoke, James Brian Charles Farr (Susan) of Port Credit and proud grandmother of Sean and Stephen Farr and Alexander McLeod.
Born in Powell River on April 13, 1923, daughter of James Thornton Fullerton and Margaret Ruth Hurd, Peggy was 4th generation British Columbian and great granddaughter of Rev. John Reid, an early Presbyterian minister of Victoria. Peggy later moved with her family to Vancouver. At UBC, she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and an active participant in university social and sports activities which included being varsity badminton team member. She graduated from UBC in 1948 and was very proud of her fluency in French. She moved to Toronto, where she met Robin (a fellow UBC grad, although their paths did not cross until Toronto). After marrying Robin in 1954 they lived in Vancouver, Baie-d’Urfé and Westmount in Quebec, and finally Cobourg, Grafton, Toronto and Port Credit in Ontario.
During her years in Ontario Peggy became a respected genealogist, particularly in pioneer families such as Marlatt and Farr along with other first settlers of southern Ontario. She was a keen gardener, enjoyed helping others and a very creative person. Peggy was a dedicated mother and grandmother and loved children in general. She spent much time and energy expanding children’s imaginations. We will always miss her. She will be remembered in our hearts forever.