Margaret Mary Bursey

May 30, 1929 to November 22, 2017


Passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, following a brief illness, Margaret (Peg) Bursey, née Cahill, aged 88 years, lately of Gander, formerly of St. John’s, originally of Bell Island.

Pre-deceased by Raymond, her husband of forty-eight years, her six siblings, and her parents, John and Annie Cahill, all residents of Bell Island.

Left to mourn are: her sister-in-law and best friend Rita Bursey, surviving member of her respective family, also originally of Bell Island; Peg’s children, Ray and his wife Geraldine at Ottawa, John and his wife Flo at Gander, and Delilah and her husband Bill Harris at St. John’s. Also mourning their loss are Peg’s grandchildren, Penney and her husband Dave Ariss, Christa and Ryan at Ottawa, and Chris and Beth at St. John’s. Sadly missing “GG” are Peg’s great-grandchildren, Cailee and Makenna at Ottawa. Peg will also be missed by a large number of nieces and nephews and their children.

A special note of gratitude and love on behalf of Peggy to the staff and especially to the residents of the Golden Years Estate retirement home in Gander. She truly enjoyed her time there with you and spoke lovingly of you often.  Funeral services, interment and a celebration of Peg’s life will take place in late July or early August 2018, on dates to be announced.


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Condolences to the Bursey family on your mother’s passing

John & Leady Nolan
Deborah Reese

Ray, John and Dilly…So sorry to hear of your great loss. Your Mom was a wonderful lady. Mary Margaret and I are going to miss her intermittent phone calls that were always positive and pleasant. I am so glad I had an opportunity to meet with her a little over a year in Gander…

My sincerest condolences to Mrs Burseys family. I have very fond memories of her from my childhood and her connection to our family from many decades ago. I remember her as a Beautiful, kind and sharp witted lady. May she Rest In Peace.

Ray, John, Dill and families, so sorry to hear of your Moms passing, she was such a lovely lady and I’m sure she will be sadly missed. Sincere condolences to all the family and friends.

John, Ray & Deliah

Sorry to hear about Auntie Peg’s passing. Her & Uncle Ray were always at the house or vice versa.
As my sister Carolann said, They were Aunt Peg & Uncle Ray to us children.

God Bless

She was a feisty lady !! A beloved friend to my Mom … a loving wife, mother & grandmother .. a lady who I admired a LOT !! I always said I wanted to grow old like Aunt Peg as she always had a zest for life. I send my condolences to all who loved her. She may be gone from our lives, but she will never be forgotten. Rest softly Aunt Peg .. you have left your mark xo

John, we are so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Our memories of her are that she was such a pleasant lady. We think of you often. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Bren and Marg.

Ray, John and Dill,
So sad to hear of Aunt Peg’s passing. I have such Wonderful memories of the weekends I’d spend with both your parents in Pleasantville.
Aunt Peg was such a wonderful lady, she will be greatly missed.

Love to all.

Ray, John and Dill,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time.

Aunt Lole

Dear John, Dill and Ray, I was saddened to hear of Aunt Peg’s passing. Dill, I have such fond memories of my visits with your mom and dad when I was a young girl. Aunt Peg was a wonderful, loving lady. She is with all of her siblings now in heaven. RIP

Love to you all at this very sad time,
Annette Cahill-Creaser

John, Dill and Ray; so very sad to hear of Aunt Peg’s passing. I have such fond memories of our visits growing up. She was a wonderful person. Love to you all.

To Ray, John, Dill, and families; so saddened to hear the news of Peg’s passing. Have many fond memories of this sweet woman. Our sincere condolences to all.

Sorry to hear about Peg’s passing. I remember her and Ray very well, as we lived next door to the family on Bell Island back in the 1950s. Then they were “auntie Peg and Uncle Ray” to us children.
Take care and God Bless.

Sincerest Condolences

It comes as a big shock to learn that Peg has passed away. We were friends of Peg for many, many years. We would like express our deepest sympathy to all her family.

Joan and Karen Grant.

It comes as a big shock to learn that Peg has passed away. We would like express our deepest sympathy to all her family.

Joan and Karen Grant.

To Dill, John & Ray: Heartfelt sympathy to you all on Aunt Peg’s passing She was one special lady. Love to you all.:

To Ray, John & Delilah and families: Our deepest sympathy on Aunt Peg’s passing. She was such a special part of our lives and she will be sadly missed. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.