RIORDAN, Margaret "Peggy" Rita

Peacefully in Ottawa on Friday March 16th, 2018, Peggy was in her 95th year and spent all but her final few months as a resident of Oshawa. Wife to the late Joseph Riordan (1975).  Mother of John Riordan (Mary Alice Hefford), Robert Riordan (Fara) and Maureen Riordan. Grandmother (Gran) to Ryan, Carly, Trevor, Kaitlin, Brady, Alanna, Joel, Tamara and Jaden and great-grandmother to Kiana, Juliana, Liam, Henry and Charlie. The last of her seven-sibling family, Peggy was predeceased by sister Helen Conway (Dermot), brother Joseph Heffer (Mary), sister Barbara Power (Jerry), sister Mary Alexander (Bob), sister Theresa Andrews (Bob), brother Michael Heffer (Helen) and sister Patricia Heffer.  A pre-funeral wake will be held on Saturday March 24th, 2018 at 10 am, followed by a funeral mass at 11 am and a reception at noon, all at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 1100 Mary St. N, Oshawa.  Donations in memory of Peggy can be made through McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD. 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) directed to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (, the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital (Ottawa) or the Elizabeth Bruyère Hospital (Ottawa). Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Mar 20, 2018

    Darlene & Skip Williams
    The Andrews would like to express our deepest sympathy to all the Riordan Family.  Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
  • Mar 21, 2018

    My heartfelt condolences to you all..Peggy was a lovely lady ...God Bless....
  • Mar 21, 2018

    Rose patterson
    God Bless and Peace to All. peggy was a wise and lovely friend for many years. May she rest in peace.
  • Mar 22, 2018

    Ros Rousson
    Peggy was a dear & loving friend who brought me so much joy & I miss her so much.  We loved to spend time in the courtyard watching th birds & communing with nature.  RIP.  God bless the family in their time of sorrow.  
  • Mar 23, 2018

    Debby Valliere
    Very sorry to hear of Peggy's passing. My condolences to all the family. Peggy was a wonderful neighbor on Sherwood Ave for many years. Rest in Peace!
  • Mar 23, 2018

    Nancy Loucks
    Very sad to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to my friend Maureen, and her brothers, Rob and John. 
  • Mar 24, 2018

    Melissa Silva
    My sincere condolences to you and your family, Maureen.  May you find comfort in those around you. oxox
  • Mar 24, 2018

    Kathy Heffer
    I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Peggy's passing. I wish I could be there with you to celebrate her life. Please know that I am thinking of you all! I found a few pictures with Dad and your Mom but it doesn't look like I can attach them with this message. Please email me if you would like to see them. Love Kathy

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