A photo of Peggy Horton

Peggy Horton

25th May 1928 — 30th Mar 2022
Calligraphic 'swirl' motif

nee Hill-Hoe

formerly of Stoke Golding and Burbage.

Passed away peacefully on the 30th March 2022, aged 93 years.
Peggy will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.
Funeral mass to take place at St Peters Catholic Church, Hinckley on Thursday 28th April at 1.00pm, followed by the committal at Stoke Golding Cemetery (Hinckley Road).
No flowers please. Donations may be made in memory of Peggy payable to 'Donations Fund' (in which all money will be split equally between RNLI, DLRAA and Cancer Research UK) c/o G. Seller Independent Funeral Directors, 75 Upper Bond Street, Hinckley, Leics, LE10 1RH. Tel: 01455 637457

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Messages Of Condolence

Although related to Peggy, I only had the privilege of meeting her in person a few years ago. COVID-19 restrictions thwarted my plans to return to the UK to see her again. I know she was frustrated by the impact of COVID-19. It was yet another hardship she had to endure.
Peggy very much valued the many friends she made in the UK over the years since the time the immense kindness of a British man enabled her to leave Hong Kong and travel to England in 1952. The kindness and support of others has continued since Peggy’s arrival on the P & O Corfu, even up to and beyond the time of her passing. I know it meant a great deal to her. Even though I have personally met only a few, I am grateful to each of you for your connection and care towards Peggy.
In Hong Kong, she lived through the tragic death of her young brother, killed when his school was destroyed during the battle of Hong Kong in December 1941. During the subsequent occupation of Hong Kong by the Imperial Japanese Army, Peggy’s maternal grandmother died due to severe lack of food and neglect. Her mother was shot dead by a Japanese soldier at the Red Cross Rosary Hill Camp. Peggy’s adored half-sister died from starvation and Peggy, still a teenager, was severely beaten when seeking a proper burial for her. So it was that when the British naval squadron commanded by Rear Admiral Harcourt sailed into Hong Kong Harbour on 30th August 1945, Peggy was in a coma.
There were many other hardships and injustices that Peggy endured during her early life. But these were followed by many kindnesses that enabled her to enter the UK, learn the English language, enter the nursing profession and carry out Cantonese/English translations. Her resolute Christian faith, associations with St Teresa’s Catholic Church in Kowloon, and St Peter’s Catholic Church in Hinckley gave her strength to endure adversity and joyful appreciation of her many blessings.
Rest in peace, Aunt Peggy. You are much loved and will be sorely missed.
Andrew Hill
Peggy, you have made the world more beautiful than without you. That is your contribution. You have accomplished duties at the end with a rich life. God has blessed you through. Nice to know you, indeed.
Franki Yip, from Hong Kong, your birth place
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Dearest Peggy, you were not just a friend, you were family; & family was everything to you. As you sleep in the Lord, in the company of his heavenly family & reunited with your beloved Alfie, know you're forever loved & cherished. We'll miss your voice & your glow. Shine on the 'PeggyStar' & rest in God's peace & power!
Fr. Chimezie Michael Eugene-Oguzie
A short tribute from MAGGIE THELWALL

We come together today to mourn and to celebrate the life of our dear friend Peggy. A life devoted to her friends and the new family she so recently found with the help of close friends Agnes and Alan. Also to the fund raising events she organised for the wider community of the Church and the Homeless.
Her legendary Chinese Dinner parties were a delight to attend. The invitation, on just meeting you, was extended without hesitation, and you just had to go !!
We make a life by what we give and Peggy gave a heck of a lot more than she took.
She certainly touched our lives for the better knowing her and she will be forever missed.
Rest in Peace.
Maggie Thelwall

Michelle Leung
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Rest in peace, dear Aunt Peggy.
Andrew Hill
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