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Memorial service for Peggy Mangan held over the weekend

The family hopes to set up a foundation in her name to help fund services for missing people and their families.

Peggy Mangan
Peggy Mangan
Image: gardai press office

A SERVICE FOR Peggy Mangan was held over the weekend at the site where she was found near IKEA in Ballymun.

Over a hundred people attended the memorial service at Mount Argus.

The 65-year-old, who was an Alzheimer’s sufferer, went missing after she left her home with her dog, Casper. Her body was found at a stretch of waste ground close to the Ikea store in Ballymun in north Dublin.

Memorial

The service, which took place on Saturday was followed by a cremation in Mount Jerome. Peggy was cremated with her beloved dog Casper. The King Charles dog survived until Peggy was discovered, but later died of hunger and dehydration.

A message from Peggy’s family on Facebook said that the it is their intention to set up the Peggy Mangan Foundation to ensure that “her memory lives on and her passing will not be in vain”. The foundation will help fund services for missing people and their families.

A message on Facebook following the service said:

Possibly unbeknownst to Peggy and Casper, they have touched the souls of a nation. That little journey that became their path to heaven will not end where we found them.

It is the gate to the next chapter in memory of Peggy and Casper’s lives and their wonderful loyalty to each other. There is so much sorrow in this story, but there is also so much hope. We will continue the journey that they started and hope that in passing, both Peggy and Casper will look down upon all of us with absolute joy as they witness the impact that their passing has had.

United, we will all make a better future for those that are missing and are affected by Alzheimer’s.

The family added that “Peggy and Caspers departure to a better place has touched so many souls, may they rest in peace”.

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