Gerber, Kathleen Margaret (Peggy)

Peggy Gerber
March 17, 1938 ~ May 29, 2024


Kathleen Margaret (Peggy) Gerber passed away peacefully in Coronation on May 29, 2024 at the age of 86.

Peggy was born March 17, 1938 to Beatrice and Patrick Lee of Loyalist, Alta. She grew up with her older sister Betty and brother Terry, riding horses, playing dress-up, tennis and catching gophers with her dog Skippy.

She was ‘Daddy’s’ girl and loved working with his prized Shorthorn cattle; as well as, playing piano and the accordion with her mother. She was proud of the many tricks mastered with her beloved horse, Lady.

In 1957, she met and married Ernie Gerber and they made their home on the farm near Coronation, Alta. To this union, were three children: Bill, Jim and Rhonda.

Peggy enjoyed her farm home and driving until her recent sickness. Her family and home were her pride and joy. She was so very proud of her children and wonderful grandchildren. She cheered them on no matter what their focus. She traveled a bit, but home was where her heart was.

Never scared of hard work, she did her very best at everything she tackled. She endeavoured to improve the genetics of her Holstein milk cows and purebred Herefords; always expressing that Hereford cattle are the best!

She showed her love by sharing her fantastic, delicious cooking and baking, her bountiful vegetable garden and beautiful peonies. When time allowed, she loved to dance and play the piano or accordion.

In her retired years, she continued to work at the Battle River Lodge and was extremely grateful for the close friendships and bonds developed over the 25 plus years she worked there.

She enjoyed many laughs while working side by side with some of her closest friends. Her longtime friends and neighbours meant the world to her, and she regularly expressed how fortunate she was that they all watched out for one another.

Peggy is survived by her children: Bill Gerber, Jim (Terese) Gerber, Rhonda Pechout; and grandchildren: Lexi Pechout, Chelsey Gerber (Colton), Teren Gerber.

Also sister Betty Smith; sisters-in-law Erika Lee and Alice Gerber; daughter-in-law Gail Jacobson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

Peggy was predeceased by parents Beatrice and Patrick Lee; brother Terry Lee; brothers-in-law Allan Smith and John Gerber and sister-in-law: Alice Haddow.

A special thank you to the Calgary Foothills Medical Centre, Coronation Hospital nursing staff, Homecare and Palliative Care for their exceptional care and kindness.

A Public Graveside Service took place at the Coronation Cemetery, Coronation, Alta. at 1 p.m. on Mon. June 10, 2024 followed by a time of fellowship and light refreshment at the Coronation Community Centre.

Donations in memory of Peggy may be made to Home Away From Home (Palliative Care) c/o CHC Foundation, Postal Bag 500, Coronation, Alta. T0C 1C0 .

Condolences may be forwarded to the Gerber family by visiting

Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium of Coronation, Alta. were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please call 403-578-3777 or toll free 1-888-882-3141.

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