We regret to announce the death at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on January 6, 2008, of Marguerite Mary (“Peggy”) Harkies, at the age of 94 years. Peggy was a longtime resident of the Merritt area prior to moving to Vernon about 40 years ago. She was a very artistic and creative person, and a talented artist; and was a dedicated volunteer at the Schubert Centre for many years. Peggy was predeceased by her husband, James, and by one son, Wayne. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children: Erwin (Joan), Shirley (Ray) Emmerick of Merritt; Sharon Harkies of White Rock; seven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Marvin, Rick, and Herb and three sisters, Lorraine, Maxine, and Lois, and many nephews, nieces and extended family members. Friends are invited to join the family at a gathering to celebrate Peggy’s life, which will be held at the Schubert Centre on Friday, January 11, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Vernon Restholm, 2808 – 35 Street, Vernon V1T 6B5, would be appreciated.