Mary Peckham

Mary Louise (Canaan) Peckham got her wings on June 7, 2021 at the age of 79, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s, under the care of Elara Caring Hospice and her family.
Mary was born July 3, 1941 to James B. Canaan and Margaret J. (Leggett) Canaan. She graduated from Northville High School before settling in Springport Michigan in the late 1960s, where she held various manufacturing positions and was a parttime bartender in Parma Michigan. She loved to sing karaoke, shoot pool, socialize with friends, listen to music, take walks, and read good books.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James B. Canaan and Margaret J. Canaan; brother, Richard (Dutch) Canaan; and daughter, Marria Jo Keehn. Mary is survived by her children: Victoria (Bryan) Hamblin of Springport Michigan, Melinda (Kevin) Carr of Lansing Michigan, James (Lisa) Peckham of Albion Michigan, Brian (Kim) Peckham of Frisco Texas; three others she called her own, Vaughn (Megan) Lynch, Todd McDaniels, Mark (Mindy) Junker; her niece Lori; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and many friends who were just the same as family to her.
A memorial gathering for Mary is scheduled for June 18, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Vickers Springport Funeral Home, 121 Church Street, P.O. Box 235, Springport MI 49284 (517)857-4848. Internment will take place following the gathering at Floral Lawn Memorial Guardians at 1490 East Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Association either online at ( or by mail at 31408 Harper Avenue, Suite 235, St. Clair Shores, Michigan 48082.