Mary Margaret Riel “Peggy”


Surrounded by the love of her family, Peggy was peacefully called to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at the age of 93, at Parkwood Hospital, London.

Cherished mother of Christopher Edwards (Kathy), Kim Edwards Fitzmorris (Ted), Richard Riel (Sharon), Joe Riel (Stephanie) and Jeff Riel (Judy). Loving and dedicated grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Predeceased by husbands Tom Edwards (1950) and Roy Riel (1996).

Peggy touched many lives in her years as a friend, foster parent, childcare worker, Anglican Church member and community volunteer.

Words cannot express our gratitude for the care and compassion she received at Parkwood Hospital.

Family and friends are invited to Holy Trinity St. Stephen’s Memorial Church, 727 Southdale Rd. E., London on Saturday, January 25, 2020 for visitation from 10 to 11 am, followed by a memorial service in the church at 11 am. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment at a later date in Amherstburg, ON.

To brighten the lives of children, Peggy has requested donations be made to Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario, 207-551 Oxford St. W., London, ON N6H 0H9, in lieu of flowers. Arrangements entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at

  1. It was a privilege to have met Peggy when she came to Black Lake with Chris and Kathy. She was fun loving, happy and had a great outlook on life. I am sure she will be sorrily missed by family and friends. Rest in Peace Peggy, you have left the world a better place.

  2. ‘Aunt Peggy’ was a major part of my life growing up in Beachville, first as my babysitter and as a family friend. Even after she and ‘uncle Roy’ moved to London our families still visited one another. Once I moved to Lasalle I so so thrilled the day Peggy came over to meet my newest baby, who now happens to be 16! Her smile, warmth, love and kindness meant so much and I will miss her.

  3. Thank you so much Brenda for the kind words. Our families have been friends for a long time . I remember my Mom telling me about going to your place in LaSalle. She was so happy to see you. Take care. Kim

  4. Hi Donna
    Peggy’s daughter Kim just wanting to thank you so much for your lovely comments. Mom loved going to the cottage and visiting with Kathy’s family. She would always tell me how welcoming and fun you all were. Thanks for including Mom in all the activities.

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