It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom, Margaret Pratt on February 29, 2016. Born in Vernon, BC on January 24, 1939 Margaret moved to the Comox Valley with her parents Neva & Douglas Meeres and her sister Beryle & brother Jim to Comox. They later moved to their family home in Courtenay. Margaret worked at the EW Theater and spent a summer at Banff Springs Hotel working at the golf course where she met Bing Crosby & Bob Hope. After returning home, Margaret found a job at Leung’s Coffee Shop where she met her future husband Art Pratt, serving him his favorite vanilla milkshake. Art & Margaret would later marry and move to Duncan then Union Bay following Art’s logging career raising their three daughters Leslie, Mae, and Melissa. Art and Margaret started their own business Courtenay Security Patrole which they eventually sold due to Art’s illness.
While raising the girls Margaret would return to school at the age of 46 to become a care aid. This was quite an accomplishment and her family was quite proud of her. She was immediately employed at St. Joes and enjoyed every minute of it.
Margaret enjoyed being an active member of the Eastern Star and Job’s Daughters with her daughters. Margaret became a proud grandparent to six grandchildren Garret, Byron, Amber, Darby, Jade, and Crystal.
Since she was 15 years old her hobby was genealogy. In her later years, she was able to take a trip to England to look into her family tree and to see the base were her father was stationed. Margaret was able to attend the wedding of her first grandson Garret Cole to Sara Bercier this past August.
Predeceased by her parents Neva (nee Wilson) & Douglas Meeres, and her husband Arthur Melvin Pratt.
She is survived by her daughters: Leslie (Danny) Pond, and Mae (Shaun) Cole; brother Jim Meeres; sister Beryle Moore; grandchildren: Garret Cole, Byron Cole, Amber Pond, Jade Pond and Crystal Pond.
We will always cherish her and she always be in our thoughts and prayers.
A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held on Saturday April 09, 2016 at 1:00pm at Piercy’s Funeral Home, 440 England Ave, Courtenay, BC. Please join us in remembering Margaret by visiting our memorial at