May 31 1932 To October 11 2009
Born in West Hartlepool on the north-east coast of England, Margaret passed away peacefully at St Joseph’s Hospital, Comox, BC. Margaret grew up during World War II surviving air raids and short rations; going on to become a bus conductress and meeting her husband to be, George Hall, dancing at the Queen’s Rink in Hartlepool. They were married in 1953, and had 3 children before immigrating to Alberta, Canada in 1970, living in Grande Cache and the Crowsnest Pass. They moved to Nanaimo, BC in 1982 where George had a mining accident and Margaret supported them by supplying local restaurants and pubs with her homemade pies and pastries.
They subsequently moved to Black Creek, BC in 1991 where they spent many happy years, surrounded by their family. Margaret had a great love of life and sense of humour and loved her family, her roses, her crosswords and her cats. Her sausage rolls and scotch eggs will be sadly missed. She is fondly remembered by her son Barry (Karen), daughter Janet (Douglas), son Graeme (Angela) and her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will also be missed by her three sisters in England, Kitty, Dot and Sue, along with many other relatives and friends.
God Bless you Mam! We will be celebrating Margaret’s life at 1:00 pm on October 24th 2009 at Black Creek, Mennonite Brethren Church. Reception to follow at Halbe Hall in Black Creek.