Margaret Mary Macaulay

Macaulay, Margaret Mary

Margaret Mary Macaulay was a passionate weaver. To her family, the silken products of her loom are also symbolic of the deft touch with which she has always spun the defining threads of her life. Margaret loved learning, reading, debating, teaching French and Latin, serving as a trusted counselor confidante and wise friend, Scottish country dancing, and playing the piano. Margaret also loved dogwoods, dahlias, fuchsias, begonias, and gladiolas. Most of all, Margaret loved her husband, Archie, who was responsible for the presence of most of the best things in her life including the aforementioned flowers, enduring laughter, accordion serenades, four offspring, and an unshakeable devotion to their marriage vows, to her continuing care, and to the memory of Margaret as his ‘red red rose’.

Sadly, Margaret passed away on February 25, 2003, a scant three weeks after relocating to Victoria from Comox where she and Archie were cherished members of the community for nearly fifty years. Mourning Margaret’s passing beyond our present reach is her immediate family: Archie, Sheila, Malcolm (Karin, Erin, Jamie); Marion Longpre (Kirk, Nicole, Justin); Janey Smith (Ryan (Kim), Meaghan); sister, Janey Mooney, of Fort St. James; brother, Robbie Findlay, of Vancouver.

Margaret’s memorial service will be held on Friday, March 21st, at 2:00 pm, Comox United Church, 250 Beach Drive, Comox, BC. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. The family requests that any donations offered in Margaret’s memory be directed to either the Alzheimer or the Parkinson Society or to any other charity of choice.