The Catholic Faith was very important to her parents so Peggy went to St Mary’s College in Ponsonby for her secondary education. During this time she made lasting friendships with some of her classmates and with the Sisters of Mercy who taught her.
In 1965, Peggy entered the Sisters of Compassion and was professed as a Sister of Compassion on 15 September 1967.
Once professed, Peggy cared for the elderly, children and babies. She excelled in all aspects of giving care. While she was in Broken Hill she became unwell and returned to Island Bay in 1977 to begin treatment for kidney failure. In 1983 Peggy received a kidney from her biological sister Marie. This enabled her to resume working with the children which she enjoyed. Her last role at Island Bay was as sacristan, where she loved caring for the chapel, especially preparing for the different liturgical celebrations.
Towards the end of 2014, Peggy moved to Auckland to be close to family and eventually she moved into St Catherine’s Home. Sister died on 26 July 2017. Sister Peggy Brown was a very generous person and a true woman of faith and prayer.
Sister Peggy will be remembered by the Sisters of Compassion for her sense of humour, her memory for special days and her keen interest in the Royal Family. Peggy enabled many to be nourished by offering her concern, care, joy, and appreciation of all things good. This included her family and people she met along the way as a Sister of Compassion.
Born Entered Professed Died Place of Death Place of Burial
21.10.1947 22.02.1965 5.09.1967 29.07.2017 Auckland Panmure