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Obituary for Peggy Mae Panasiuk (Danyluk)

On the morning of August 31st, 2022 surrounded by her daughters, granddaughter, youngest sister and special cousin, Peggy Panasiuk peacefully passed away at the Melfort Union Hospital.

Peggy Mae made a speedy entrance into this world in the middle of the Grey Cup game, November 26, 1955. The second child of Fred and Sylvia Danyluk, Peggy grew up in Margo SK, graduating as class valedictorian in 1974. On June 21, 1975 she married her childhood sweetheart, Garry Panasiuk. They resided in rural Kuroki, SK, Wadena, SK, Medicine Hat, AB before settling in Melfort, SK. in 1980, where they became parents in 1983 with the arrival of their first daughter Sarah Reanne. Rachel Dyan completed the family in 1988.

Peggy was employed in banking and accounting for 17 years and up until the day of her passing was still checking her bank accounts making sure her ledger was balanced. She was very active in the community and church, even after suffering a life-altering brain aneurysm in May 1993 while vacationing in Ukraine. With less than a 5 percent chance to live after her brain surgery, Peggy returned to Canada a brain injured hemiplegic. Peggy did a remarkable job of rebuilding her life and even began a small home-based business in 2004 as the city’s Welcome Wagon hostess. She was honestly the best person for this job as she loved meeting new people, making new friends and talking to anyone who would listen.

Peggy would often been seen volunteering at music festivals, food bank drives, Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaigns, with the church’s children ministry and public school tutoring. She also opened her home to many people who needed a place to stay. She gave without question and really didn’t ask for anything in return.
Peggy loved getting her nails done, trips to the salon, coffee and dinner with friends, road trips, community dinners, but her greatest joy was her visits with her two daughters. Whether the girls were coming to Melfort or Peggy was travelling to Winnipeg, her time with Sarah and Rachel was always near and dear to her heart. In 2018, Peggy finally received the ultimate title of Mimi (Grandma) when her granddaughter, Liliana Grace was born. She was the proudest Mimi and would make every effort to see Lili whenever she could.

Peggy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020. She underwent a lumpectomy of that year, but in 2021 the cancer returned. She started an at-home chemotherapy regimen in November 2021 and continued to do so until this July. Unfortunately, the treatments were no longer effective, and she was tired, so Peggy made the brave decision to stop. The care that she received at the Melfort Union Hospital was impeccable, and her family is so grateful for the care and compassion of all the nurses and her wonderful doctor, Dr. Strydom.

Peggy will be fondly remembered by her two daughters, Sarah and Rachel (William), her granddaughter Liliana, her sister Debbie (Garth), brother Curtis (Debbie), sister Lisa, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Melfort Union Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

A Livestream of Peggy's service will be available by going to the NCF YouTube channel