Margaret “Peg” Canon

Margaret “Peg” Canon, 88, formerly of Hollywood, Fla., went on to be with the Lord surrounded by her

family, Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Emeritus.

She was born Oct. 4, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Braden.

Peg had been employed by the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C., with the Treasury Department. Locally she worked at the former AVM Corp.

She was a member of the Ira Lou Spring Post American Legion Auxiliary, and she sang with the bands of Larry Nowell and Dorothy Brooks in area clubs.

Surviving are seven children: Darla Close and William Close, both of Jamestown; Kim Close of Minneapolis, Minn.; Lynda (Andy) Smith of Port St. John, Fla.; Carol Levin of Hollywood, Fla.; Karen (Dave) Kaltenbaugh of Sandy Lake, Pa.; and JoAnne (Tom) Hardy of Albany, Ga.; 14 grandchildren: Jennifer Price, Bill Close, Kristy Madison, Sarah Creech, Chris Olson, Malisa Bohmer, Jacob Smith, Dan Kaltenbaugh, Dulcie Anderson, Diane Lee, Jessica Lugo, Natalie Shannon, Brian Close, and David Close; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, James R. Canon, who died May 19, 2011; a son, Keith Close; two sisters: Rita Wilson and Dorothy Widman; and an infant brother, Charles Braden. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Lind Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Fluvanna Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

Peg’s family extends a sincere thank you to all the staff at Emeritus for their care and support during this time.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Chautauqua County 20 W. Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, NY 14750; or the Chautauqua County Humane Society 2825 Strunk Road Jamestown, NY 14701.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Peg at