Born in Sunderland, England August 17, 1924, Margaret Vincent passed away November 17, 2013 at Nanaimo Seniors Village Residential Care where she had been living for the past 5 years after a stroke.
Margaret was pre deceased by her loving husband, Maj. General William H. Vincent, and her family in Great Britain, father Charles L Harrison and mother Elsie Harrison, sister Irene Swan, brother Arthur Harrison and brother Norman Harrison. She is survived by daughter Ann Vincent of Nanaimo, Son Peter Vincent of Saltspring Island, and son John Vincent of Courtenay. Margaret will be missed by her granddaughter Tracy Howlett-Cooney and husband James of Cold Lake Alberta, grandson Ryan Vincent and wife Nadine of St. Albert, Alberta and her seven great-grandchildren Michael, Matthew, Trevor, Jordan, Carissa, Chloe, and Olivia.
Margaret joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in England in 1942 where she served until 1946. In 1943 she met and married her husband Bill of Vancouver BC whilst he was serving in the RCAF in England. She joined Bill in Canada in 1946 enjoying peacetime service life, living in many parts of Canada, USA and England. She enjoyed entertaining her friends and family, played bridge, golf and especially enjoyed the volunteer work with St Joseph’s Hospital for over 25 years. Margaret attended Comox United Church.
No Memorial service will be held but a family gathering will be held in the Comox Valley to celebrate the lives of both Margaret and Bill Vincent in the summer. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the Beaufort Association (for Mentally Handicapped People) 960 Cumberland Rd., Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2E4