In Memory of



Obituary for Margaret Palenchar

(nee Peters)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Sunday March 12, 2023 at the age of 90 years. Beloved wife of Michael for 64 years (2018). Loving mother of Deborah (Gary) Thompson, Mike (Dawna), Mark (Margreet), Patrick and Daniel. Daughter of the late Steve (1980) and Elisabeth (2006) Peters. Treasured grandma of Ryan (Luciana) Thompson, Kyle (Tiffany) Thompson, Justin (Christine) Palenchar and Nicole (Andres) Palenchar and great grandma to Michael Palenchar. Sister of the late Steve (Reta-living) Peters and the late Shirley (Vince) Lapico. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Margaret was the ultimate homemaker, and the family enjoyed her Hungarian cooking especially her kolache. She enjoyed caring for her many cats and dogs and watching the cardinals and blue jays that would frequent the bird feeder outside her window. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. The family would like to thank the staff of Royal Oak Long Term Care Residence for their care of Margaret these last three and half years.

Margaret is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N. Essex on Monday March 20th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. On Tuesday March 21st, family and friends are invited to meet at St. Mary’s Parish (County Rd. 34 in Maidstone) after 10:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Windsor/Essex Humane Society. You may send your condolences online at