Schofield, Peggy

Peggy Schofield

Peggy Schofield

Ronsdale books edited by Peggy Schofield:

  1. The Story of Dunbar: Voices of a Vancouver Neighbourhood



Peggy Schofield was born in the United States. She and her Nova Scotia-born husband Wilf Schofield arrived in Vancouver in 1960, settling in Dunbar in 1965 to raise three daughters.

After many years of involvement in the arts, the Dunbar business district an the Dunbar Residents’ Association, Peggy became interested in local history when the City of Vancouver led a “visioning” process to find out what the community wanted for its future. It occurred to her that knowledge of local history was the best foundation for decisions about the future. She made a commitment to the “Documenting Dunbar” project and subsequently, despite a serious illness, served as the volunteer coordinator until her death in January 2005.

Afterward, the committee pulled together to complete the project in her memory. Contributing writers, all local residents, are Pam Chambers, Vivien Clarke, Shelagh Lindsey, Beryl March, Angus McIntyre, Larry Moore, Margaret Campbell Moore, Peggy Schofield, Helen Spiegelman and Joan Tyldesley.