After a short illness, Peggy Jean (Hicks) Kernan, 66, passed away August 21, 2012 in Trail, BC with her daughters, Julie and Dana, and three of her six grandchildren by her side.
Peggy spent many years in Oroville raising her daughters and working in family businesses. Peggy was a member of many organizations in Oroville in the 1970’s and 80’s, including, Chamber of Commerce, Jr. Women, Jaycee-ettes, Oroville Golf Club and the Eagles. For a little over a decade, Peggy had been living in Castlegar, BC with current husband Roy Ganderton.
Peggy was born in Rayville, Louisiana, to Eugene and Louise Hicks. Her older sister Alice Faye died when Peggy was only three, and she often referred to her sister as her angel. When Peggy was 18 she met and married Dennis (Rick) Kernan of Oroville, in Marion, Louisiana. The two would eventually move back to Oroville where they raised their daughters and co-owned The Old Peerless Restaurant until 1985. They divorced in 1988, and Peggy continued to keep close ties with her friends and family in the Oroville area. In 1989, Peggy met Roy and started a journey that involved many travels to Mexico and all over North America before marrying in 2006.
Peggy was a loved wife, and a devoted mom. She is survived by her husband, Roy, her daughters Julie (Tim) Kastner of Calgary, Alberta and Dana (Wade) McCoy of Westbank, BC. She has two surviving brothers, Horace (Becky) Hicks of San Antonio, Texas and Kenneth (Karen) Hicks of Rossland, BC. She has six grandchildren, Brendi, Kyle, Braeden, Mikaela, TJ and Xavier, and two great granddaughters, Summer and Destiny. Peggy also has several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister.
On Peggy’s birthday, September 15th, her family invite you to come with fond memories to the Oroville American Legion at 11 a.m. to celebrate Peggy. Her daughters had a family viewing and celebration with her friends in BC.