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PECKNOLD, Addie Mary -

Pecknold_AddieSeptember 12, 1920 – January 13, 2013.

Peacefully at Winbourne Park LTC, Ajax after a brief illness. 

Predeceased by husband Adrian Pecknold, daughter Susan Hogg, parents John and Mina Thompson, and brothers Calum and Ian Thompson. 

Survived by son Adrian David Pecknold, sister Agnes Srigley (Bert), son-in-law Donald Hogg, grand-daughters Jessica Budway, Dana Lodge, Michelle D’Aoust, Charlotte Pecknold, Caitland Pecknold and six great-grandchildren. 

Addie was born in Nakusp, B.C., lived in Penticton and graduated Teachers Normal School in Victoria, B.C., before starting to teach in Cumberland B.C. on Vancouver Island. 

She married her love Adrian in December 1941 and after he left army service, they settled in Lake Cowichan B.C. where Addie taught, was a church choir master, and acted in many amateur theatre performances with the Lake Cowichan Drama Club. 

Adrian turned to professional acting in the 1960’s (Lucky in Stratford’s Waiting for Godot, Poco on CBC’s Mr. Dressup, and founder of Adrian Pecknold’s Canadian Mime Theatre in Niagra-on-the-Lake) and the family moved to Ontario where Addie continued her long teaching career.  She retired from Pauline Johnson Junior Public School in Scarborough, Ont. in 1985 to spend many wonderful years with Adrian at Niagra on the Lake, Ont., Acapulco, Mexico, and Phoenix, Arizona. 

In recent years, Addie enjoyed retirement living at Anchor Pointe, St. Catherines, Traditions of Durham, Oshawa and Winbourne Park , Ajax.  She was a wonderful lady, never short on opinion, and will be sadly missed by many friends and family. 

The family will receive friends at the McEACHNIE FUNERAL HOME, 28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village, (Ajax) 905-428-8488 on Friday January 18th, from 1:30 p.m. until the time of Memorial Service at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario would be appreciated.

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