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Thursday December 13, 2012

TILDEN, Margaret Elizabeth

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Elizabeth Tilden on November the 26th 2012 at the age of 85. Peggy was the much loved wife of Lamont Tilden who predeceased her by a year. Peggy, as she was always called, graduated from The University of Toronto and The Toronto Conservatory of Music and was a concert pianist teamed with her brother Harry Heap in the early 50s playing concerts in both Canada and the UK. She taught piano privately through the 60s and would have many past students who would mourn her passing. Peggy loved to travel and with Monty she travelled to some of the most interesting and remote places in the world. From the Galapagos Islands to India. From Machu Picchu to The Great Wall of China. From the Pyramids of Egypt to the most rarely seen spots in Europe and from New Zealand to Africa. They covered so many spots that most of us will never get a chance to see and she was quick to share her memories with all of us. Her fondest and most lasting memory was of the family cottage in Lake of the Woods and when all else was gone she still could remember canoeing there in the summers. She could remember the family travelling by train from Winnipeg to the town nearest to their cottage because there were no roads. Peggy is survived by her step children and their families and her brothers children. She will always be fondly remembered for her talent, wit and compassion.

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