Peggy and Erick Kershaw

Peggy was born in Inverness (Scotland) in 1919.  During WWII, she joined the Royal Air Force and was stationed in various areas all over Britain. Peggy joined the NZ Army while in Britain as part of a plan to emigrate, boarding the Captain Cook in January 1952 to sail to New Zealand. Peggy met Erick at a dance in Silverstream, and the two quickly became a couple. They married in 1955, and moved to Tauranga soon after their wedding, making it their permanent home. 

The couple purchased a timber business in Te Puna, and a few years later bought their own home in Wharf Street, where they lived all their married life.

Peggy worked for Faulkner’s Ferry Service most of her working life, and after selling the timber business, Erick worked in the hotel industry. 

They were both very keen on trout fishing, mainly at Lake Tarawera, enjoyed their garden, and Peggy enjoyed indoor bowls.

Erick died in 2001, and Peggy passed away in 2015, aged 96.

The beneficiaries from their fund are the local branches of the Heart Foundation, Cancer Society and SPCA.