SEYMOUR, Marga Gislinde
Marga was born in Pfefflebach, Germany on the 24th of November 1943 and passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, 30 October 2011.
Where ever she went and whatever she did, Marga’s character shone brightly and she chose to share her life with us all. She touched all our hearts with her warm tender hands, her quiet soothing smile and comforting touch and reassuring words. She reminded us often, that we’re all the same and capable of achieving our dreams. She neither complained, nor did she ever allow life’s circumstances to push her down or hold her under. She taught us all to never hesitate to express our emotions and we loved the wonderful woman that she was. It had always been said in hushed conversations and quiet tones, as everyone who knew her could attest, that she truly had an enormous heart of gold.
Life gets busy and we tend to forget and forgo much, but Marga always recognized and appreciated those around her. She expressed her appreciation, sincerely with warmth and without expectation of anything in return. She lived her life from her heart, and be you friend, family or acquaintance, if you needed to cry, she would be your shoulder, if you needed to be happy, she would be your smile, and anytime you needed a friend, she was always there with open arms.
She is survived by her mother Ernestine, her husband of more than fifty years Ken, her three children and their respective families.
Her family would like to thank Doctors Reggler, Blacklock and Fitzpatrick, her wonderful home care Nurse Eileen and the truly exceptional nursing staff at St. Joseph’s hospital.
A celebration of Marga’s life will take place on Friday, 4 November, at Piercy’s Mt. Washington Funeral Home, 440 England Avenue, Courtenay, BC at 1 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.