July 17, 1925-August 28, 2014
The family of Margaret wishes to recognize the passing of a wonderful sister, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. Even though Marg’s passing has left a sense of sadness and loss for those left behind, there is also a feeling of joy and relief that she was able to move on to join her husband Russell, parents Edgar and Hattie, siblings Harold and Mae, son in law Dave, grandson Donovan and great grandson Aiden.
Margaret was born in Vancouver, and due to her father’s position in the Air Force, lived in various places across the country. She completed post secondary education at Guelph Business College and when her family moved back to BC, took a position working in a financial institution in Vancouver. It was there she met Russ and the two were soon married. Following the military tradition, she accompanied Russ to Clinton Ontario (twice), Ottawa, Comox, Los Angeles, Cold Lake, and finally, retired back to the Comox Valley. Marg committed her life working in the home to raise and care for her family. She loved bowling, curling, golf, and especially bingo. After retiring she also became active in Tops.
Margaret is survived by her three children, Judy Nuse of Anaheim, Greg Bush (Kathy) of Nanaimo, and Lorene Blackstock (Mike) of Comox; sister Marie White (Larry) of Kelowna; grandchildren Rick, Rana, Tamara, Garrett, Lindsay, Megan, Nathan, and Ryan; great grandchildren Addyson, Payton, Tanner, and Tegan, and many extended cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would also like to thank Dr. Winter, Dr. Wiens, and the VIHA home care support staff for their long term dedicated care, the Nurse Next Door nurses for their support during Marg’s final days, and the extended family and friends who offered their support and condolences.
Margaret will be fondly remembered for her infectious smile, generosity, and warm personality. Flowers gratefully declined. The family would prefer donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.