ASHTON, Margaret “Peggy” Alice

May 8, 1942 – December 28, 2020

Peggy Ashton, age 78, passed away December 28, 2020 due to long term health complications.  Peggy was born on May 8, 1942 at Fort Erie, Ontario to Jack and Elsie Shedden and was raised in Orillia, Ontario.  Peggy married the love of her life, Ken Ashton, on October 8, 1966 and they soon created a family filled with children and pets.

Peggy loved being a pediatric nurse and enjoyed caring for young children and babies.  Peggy also treasured the time she spent breeding and showing her Bichon Frise dogs.  Peggy had an artistic life filled with creating a wide variety of crafts.  Peggy enjoyed playing mini golf with her grandkids and loved going for drives in the mountains.

Peggy endured a lifetime of illness with an exceptional tenacity. She refused to live in past difficulties and lived her life looking forward.

Peggy was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Elsie Shedden and by her daughter, Kimberly Ashton.  She is survived by her husband, Ken Ashton; her daughter,  Lisa Ramer and husband, Brad Ramer; her daughter, Krista Chenard and husband, Anthony Chenard; her son, Greg Ashton; her grandchildren and her great grandchildren; and her sister Jacqueline Robinson.

A Celebration of Peggy’s life was held on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 at 1:00 pm. A recording of the memorial service will be available for a short while following the service by contacting the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to either the Cochrane Humane Society or the Cochrane Food Bank.

You can view the Photo Tribute here that played at the memorial service.

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral HomePh: 403-932-1039

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  1. On December 31, 2020 at 2:49 pm Debby and Steve Harrington Said:

    We so loved Peggy and we treasure all the good times we shared with her and Ken! May she finally be at peace and rest with her Lord and Savior! Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Ken and the family!

  2. On January 1, 2021 at 1:03 pm Clarence and SuAnn Poettcker Said:

    Ken and family:

    So sad to hear of Peggy’s passing. We have so many memories of good meals and laughter, playing cards and dogs! We treasure those memories. Praying that you find comfort in knowing you will be together again and knowing that so many people love you.

  3. On January 1, 2021 at 2:07 pm Janelle & Greg Martin Said:

    What a strong woman!!! Sending love & condolences to you, Ken & the rest of the family!! Peggy will be missed! ❤️

  4. On January 1, 2021 at 3:02 pm Enid Pettifer Said:

    Sorry to hear about Peggy’s passing. I so enjoyed time spent at our bible study classes.
    My sympathy to Ken and family.

  5. On January 3, 2021 at 10:19 am Don and Bev Neufeld Said:

    Ken. Our love and sympathies are with you as you morn the loss of your dear wife. She had a beautiful heart, a tenderness towards those who were fragile and weaker. She warmly welcomed our youngest, adopted daughter and took a special interest in her over the years. And then, we walked the journey with Kim to heaven’s shores with courage and many tears. I, Bev, learned so much about grace from you, Ken. May you know the comfort of our Savior in a deep way because HE CARES. Love, Don and Bev

  6. On January 4, 2021 at 10:57 am Kim Schaefer Said:

    Hi Ken. It’s Kim, previously from Dr. Mason’s office. I was very sad to hear of Peggy’s passing. You two made such an impact on me. She was such a happy woman even though she had such hard times. I always thought you, Ken, was such a great man and husband. You were always so kind and caring. I could see the love between you two. I am very sorry for your loss and will never forget you guys. Please take care and know people are thinking about you.

  7. On January 4, 2021 at 12:21 pm Marv & Kathie Carlson Said:

    Ken and family.
    We are so sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.
    Take care.
    Marv & Kathie

  8. On January 4, 2021 at 12:57 pm Reid and Julie McPhail Said:

    Peggy was such a sweet soul and will be missed by so many people. She was the puppy lady to our children and they loved going to see her newest white fur balls. She had such a nuturing heart and we feel honoured to have known her. Our sincerest sympathy to Ken and all her treasured family.
    Love, Reid and Julie

  9. On January 4, 2021 at 3:31 pm Linda Ireland-Sorenssn Said:

    Peggy has been so near heavens’ gate on many occasions. She has displayed the Grace of God, the Hope in God and the love of God, her family and friends. She has been a busy gal, loving you all so deeply. My heart, hugs and sweet remembrances of you throughout the many years is full of treasured memories. I know you will take care of each other in these coming days and months. Forever sweet remembrances of you all and the Lord’s loving arms round about each of you.

  10. On January 4, 2021 at 4:43 pm Peter and arlene Said:

    Our deepest sympathy to you Ken and all your family. What beautiful memories we have of your dearly beloved wife, mother and grandmother
    She had a contagious laughter, loved you all so much and went through so much in her life but more than once you have to keep trusting.
    May you feel God’s comforting arms around you all at this time. Praying for you all

  11. On January 6, 2021 at 10:19 am Ralph &Shirley Rau Said:

    Our deepest condolences to you Ken and your family.
    May precious memories of Peggy give you comfort at this difficult time.
    We know she’s in the presence of the Lord ,healed completely.
    We will be in touch with you Ken,when we get moved to Cochrane in February.
    May God give you strength for each day.
    Ralph and Shirley Rau

  12. On January 6, 2021 at 11:08 am Loretta Arkell Said:

    Thoughts and prayers for you Ken and your family. Sincere condolences on the passing of Peggy. May you know that compassionate comfort of our Heavenly Father during this time.

  13. On January 6, 2021 at 4:37 pm Trudy Henley Said:

    Dwayne and I are so sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing. There’s certainly comfort in knowing her pain is gone, but that doesn’t take away the place she had in your hearts. God walked with her in life and He walked with her in death… and we pray for His healing, peace and comfort for you all in the coming days.

  14. On January 6, 2021 at 4:49 pm Norma Jean and Lorne Said:

    So sorry to here of Peggy’s passing, she was an inspiring women who lived and loved life to her fullest!

    She had a great partner in you Ken, a loving and caring man who we know has inspired many of your friends and acquaintances!

    And to the family, a wonderful supportive group..god bless all!

    Norma Jean and Lorne

  15. On January 6, 2021 at 6:08 pm Jason and Cindy Koleba Said:

    Ken and family, our deepest condolences as you grieve Peggy’s passing. She fought a good fight for many years and we are comforted by the knowledge that she is now at peace. May God strengthen you in the coming days. Jason and Cindy Koleba

  16. On August 25, 2021 at 9:03 am Tristan Ziegenhagel Said:

    As you know Ken, we were all saddened to hear of Peggy’s passing. We will most certainly miss Peggy’s smile, her gentle nature and her knack for chatting. We’re very sorry for your loss.