Margaret Eileen Paxton

Mom passed away at Comox Valley Senior Village, Courtney, BC December 16, 2015 at the age of 83, with her daughter Jeanne by her side.

Marg was predeceased by her husbands Bill Low and Bob Paxton, parents Mary and Jack Deacon, and brother Bob Deacon.

Marg is survived by sister Mary Vuginier, children Jeanne (George) Endall, Jim (Zoria) Low, Tom (Barb) Low, Murray Low, and stepchildren Marshall (Jackie) Paxton and Barb (Tom) Low. Mom counted 10 Grandchildren, Becky, Cathy, Sadie, Jackson, Bobbi-Jo, Mike, Jodi, Steven, David, and Becky, and 17 Great-Grandchildren as her own and loved them all profoundly. She stressed to them the importance of having a good education, always trying your very best, paying attention to your health, and learning to occupy your spare time with positive activities like the arts, sports, and learning to swim.

Marg was a devoted Registered Nurse/Public Health Nurse in Manitoba for 40 years. She was very compassionate and conscientious about care to her patients and was proud that she was instrumental in the vaccination drive to eradicate polio from the province during the early 1960’s. She enjoyed reunions with her life long friends, the 1954 graduating class of Grace General Hospital, Winnipeg, was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, enjoyed curling, bowling, golf, and swimming and was very active until fall of 2012 when Alzheimer’s Disease made these activities difficult for her.

Marg’s family would like to express our thanks to Comox Valley Senior Village Complex Care Unit staff for their amazing care in the life and the dignity provided her in her passing. We would also like to express our gratitude to all her friends and family who have supported and loved her over the years. Mom was one of a kind, fiercely independent, and determined to live life on her terms. She will be sadly missed by her family, extended family, and many wonderful friends.

Mom has been cremated and a private Celebration of Life service will be held at Foxwarren, Manitoba in late spring, 2016.

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