Margaret (Peggy) Ann Daly

August 25, 1957 to October 6, 2022


To view the funeral service for Peggy Daly on Tuesday, October 11 at 11 a.m., please follow the link below:

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our mother at her home in St. John’s.  Margaret Ann (Peggy) Daly, aged 65 years.

Our Mom was a proud nurse and educator, and dedicated herself to teaching at the MUN School of Nursing for more than 20 years.  She was taken from us too soon and will be dearly missed by those she loved and who loved her in turn.

Predeceased by her parents, Margaret Daly and Dr. Nicholas Daly; former husband, Dr. Douglas Torraville; and friend for more than 60 years, Dr. Maureen Lawton.

Leaving to mourn the loss and honour her memory are her children, Aidan, Patrick, and Margaret; siblings, Nora (Rodney), Paddy, Eithne, and Mary; and treasured friends, Lynn Power, Doreen Cahill, Doreen Neville, and Trish Greene.

Her family and friends will gather to share memories and comfort one another at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Monday, October 10 from 12-2 and 4-7 p.m.  The funeral service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, October 11 at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Forest Road Anglican Cemetery.  

Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations in Peggy’s name may be made to the MS Society of Canada, the Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Canadian Mental Health Association.


“In my Father’s house are many mansions.

I am going to prepare a place for you.”




12-2 p.m. on October 10, 2022

4-7 p.m. on October 10, 2022

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Tuesday October 11th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Interment to follow in Forest Road Anglican Cemetery.


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I just learned of Peggy’s passing today. Peggy was an incredible person, and a huge support to our family when we lost our Mother. She was bright, funny, and compassionate. My deepest condolences to her sons Aiden and Patrick, and her daughter Margaret; as well as the rest of her family. She will be greatly missed.

Kay and I were very sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing.. we send our condolences to all the family. We are in Scotland right now and sorry we couldn’t get to see you all in person.

My sincere condolences to the entire Daly family on your loss.

Sorry to hear about Peggy’s passing.. I hope her family finds peace and strength following her loss.

I am so sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing. And even more sorry that I hadn’t made it to funeral home to have met her three children. Peggy and I were in the MUN BN program and worked together at the SON. She was a lovely person and full of so much energy. We had many chats and laughs together. She will be greatly missed.

I was very sorry to hear of. Peggy’s death. I also have fond memories of working with her while I was at the HS library. She was a warm and delightful woman, one of my favorite faculty. My sympathies to her loved ones.

Sending condolences on your great loss. I worked in the School of Nursing for a short time but in that time I always felt appreciated and welcome by Peggy. She was always funny and I remember her fondly.

Mary and family,
My condolences on the loss of Peggy. I remember her fondly on many occasions and different circumstances.
May she rest in peace.

My condolences to Peggy’s family. I have fond memories of Peggy during our school days at St. Pius Tenth. May Peggy rest in peace.

Dear Paddy,
So sorry to hear of your sister’s passing. Sending my sincere condolences to you and your family. Take good care.

I was so sad to hear the news of Peggy’s passing. I am a nurse practitioner and Peggy was one of my favorite educators when I attended MUN school of Nursing. She was dedicated to educating her students but most of all I remember how down to earth and personable she was. She always had an understanding way about her and was very in tune with the issues and realities of life.
My deepest condolences to Peggy’s family and friends. Rest Easy Peggy.
Kimberly French NP

To Peggy’s family and friends,
My deepest sympathy to you all. I was very sad to hear of Peggy’s passing. I taught with Peggy at MUN Faculty of Nursing in the late 90s. I had just started teaching and Peggy was a wonderful support, mentor, and friend. She could always make me laugh!
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Kathleen Stevens

Eithne, Nora and families

So very sorry to hear that you have lost your beautiful sister. Deepest sympathy.
Susan Forward

Dear Paddy, Aidan, Maggie and families,
I was so sorry to hear of your dear mom’s passing ! Peggy was a wonderful and caring mother and was always interested in your endeavours.
May her happy memories be with you always!

Korona Brophy (GHS/music)

So sad to hear of Peggy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this very difficult time.. Although I haven’t seen Peggy for a number of years because of our different life paths, I will always remember her as a friend, one that always put a smile on my face.
May she Rest In Peace.
Geri Beresford Graham

To Peggy’s siblings and children. I was very shocked to hear the news of her passing, having just seen her when I was back home in NL in late June. I can’t believe that was/will be our final visit. We were in the same class at Pius X and together at HHM, shared mutual friends and numerous life stories over the years. Although I’ve been off the rock for decades, any time I ran into her, Peggy just never changed. She always had a laugh and a tall tale. She will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Maureen FitzGerald (Fitz)

Mary, Eithne, Paddy and Nora.

So sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing.
She was full of energy and always would light up a room. She was definitely one of a kind..

Cousin Doug and Paula Foley

So sad to hear that another HHM classmate has been taken too soon !! I enjoyed Peggy immensely !! She was like a ray of sunshine . I was so happy to reconnect with her later when she came to work at Eastern Health .
Remembering her fondly today but especially her wit and good humour . Condolences to all who loved her .

Sincere condolences to Nora and family on the loss of your precious sister. May she Rest In Peace .

Eithne, Paddy, Mary and Nora…so shocked to hear that Peggy passed away. My thoughts are with you all.

Peter Kean

Sending condolences to Peggy,,s family and friends. . She will be deeply missed. Rest In Peace Peggy.

Dear Paddy and all the Daly family,
Our thoughts are with you. May your good memories of all the happy times and traditions- like Peggy’s Good Friday fish feasts – help you through the shock and this difficult time.
We’re so sorry for your loss.
Deanne Fleet

To Nora, Paddy, Mary, and entire Daly family…. I’m very sorry to hear of Peggy’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences… May she Rest In Peace .

To Peggy’s family and friends,
So very sorry to learn of Peg’s passing, we were friends in university years ago who somehow lost touch over the years. I well remember her ready laugh and warm energy. May she rest in peace.

Paddy and Daly Family,

Paddy, sorry to hear about your sister’s passing. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Brian, Mabel O’Grady and Family
Barrie, ON.

To Peggy’s Family,
I was schocked to hear of Peggy’s passing.. I was in her MUN Bachelor of Nursing program and did many assignments with Peggy. She was always full of laughter and caring. My heart goes out to you. Fly with the angels., Peggy.

To Peggy’s Family,
I was schocked to hear of Peggy’s passing.. I was in her MUN Bachelor of Nursing program and did many assignments with Peggy. She was always full of laughter and caring. My heart goes out to you. Fly with the angels., Peggy.

So sorry to hear that Peggy has passed away. She was one of my St. Clare’s Nursing school classmates. My sincere condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

To Peggy’s family ,
I was so sad to hear about Your sudden loss.
I have good memories withPeggy while we were at St Clares as student nurses,and many coffees when our kids were young .
Wanna be hippies ,we went on a radicle trip to the atlantic folk festival in ‘79. The radicle part was hitchhiking from Sydney to Halifax ,her father drove us to the Argentia ferry and picked us on our return .. Her wit and flair for the dramatic will be missed .
So sorry for your loss

Cathy Smyth

To all of Peggy’s family and friends,

I was saddened to hear of Peggy’s sudden passing. As a colleague in nursing education, I have wonderful memories of her passionate and enthusiastic personality and her spirited approach. Her love of her family and friends was evident to all who knew her. Sending my sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies during this profound time of loss.

I was truly surprised and saddened to hear of Peggy’s sudden passing. I have very fond memories of our visits together, especially when the children were very young. I rarely saw her without an extra large Tim’s and she was always on a misson.
To Eithne, Mary, Nora and Paddy, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your sister.
To Maggie, Paddy T., and Aiden, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I am sorry for your loss.

Carl Smith
South River

To Peggy’s children, siblings and friends,
So saddened to hear of Peggy’s sudden passing. A huge void has been left in your lives but may happy memories she has gifted you all, bring comfort. Her enthusiasm, drive and caring nature will be remembered by many.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

i am both shocked and saddened by the news of Peggy’s passing. We had lots of good times while living as neighbours on Osborne Street. Dave and I often spoke of her dynamic personality. The first Christmas after we had moved to Harbour Grace, Peggy did not think she and her kids would receive annual gingerbread house. She actually bought a prefab from Dominion. The full bodied delight she displayed as Dave drove up with the gingerbread house in tow that year, Peggy and I kept in youch over the years. I will certainly miss her. take care to her kids

I have so many fond memories of Peggy from kindergarten through the years- its so hard to believe she is gone.. i spent yesterday searching through photos that were reminders of the good times- iat Pius X, in Quebec( we were roomates) , at various birthday celebrations and retirements over the years. I lost touch with her in the last few years, but was so grateful when she came to my retirement party in 2018- with a big smile and best wishes. She had a beautiful singing voice, keen intellect and loved her children above all. May she rest in peace and my sincere condolences to all her family at this difficult time

To Maggie and family
Deeply saddened to hear of your mother’s passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

My heart sunk when I read the message about your mom. Peggy and I shared many laughs and special moments over the years not only when we worked together but on the phone since we moved away. I will miss her a lot. I am so sorry.

Paddy, Aiden, and Maggie
Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
Hold on to your good memories to help you through the days ahead.
Sincere condolences and hugs.
Sheila & John Sheppard

To Peggy’s family and friends,
I was very saddened to hear of Peggy’s untimely passing. She was a a great colleague, an engaged teacher and a passionate researcher at MUN’s School of Nursing. She was also deeply attached to her family. My sincere condolences.

To all of Peggy’s family and friends. It is with a great feeling of sadness that I learned of Peggy’s death. Peggy was one of my graduate students, a valued colleague and a loyal friend. She had a brilliant mind, a wonderful sense of humour, and a great dramatic flair. She cared deeply about her family, friends, and as a teacher, about her students. She will be greatly missed by many.

I remember the moment I met Peggy, when she came out to size up the teenager who had offered to help with a chore on his first visit to the house. She was a force. Through good times and bad she was spirited, and sharp with her tongue. Some truths that needed to be heard often landed.
Paddy, and family, my thoughts are with you.

To Mary, Peggy’s children and all of the Daly family,

My heartfelt condolences to all of you. It was only a couple of months ago that I spoke to Peggy, just like old times. May she rest in peace.

Lynn O’Keefe

To the Daly family and especially to Aidan, Patrick and Maggie, I am heartbroken to hear of Peggy’s passing. She was a bright light and a treasured friend of my sister Maureen and all the Lawton family. She will be truly missed.