Marguerite Hazel Genge

Genge, Marguerite Hazel (Easton)

April 27, 1907 – May 3, 2003

Marguerite passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on May 3rd, 2003. She was predeceased by her son Jack, her parents, James and Rebecca Easton, Highview, Sask., brothers Alex and Gerald Easton, Wawota, Sask., sisters Earlie Simpson, Nanaimo, BC, Pearl Parker, Kennedy, Sask., Helen Bell, Regina, Sask., and Nora Bonar, Wawota, Sask. Marguerite is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Roy and daughters, Dianne (Bob) Bruon, Courtenay, BC, Juanita Genge, Victoria, BC, Linda Hargreaves, Cumberland, BC, grandchildren, Tracy (Dave) Williams, Courtenay, BC, Tammy (Colin) Trupini, Vancouver, BC, Dennis (Cheryl) Hargreaves, Courtenay, BC, Sheila Hargreaves, Cumberland, BC, and six great grandchildren, and brother Frank Easton, Wawota, Sask.

Marguerite was born in Highview District, Sask., the youngest of eight children. Her family were homesteaders in the area, living in a sod house until the family home was built. Marguerite was the local postmistress, before moving to Victoria where her sister Earlie lived. She attended hairdressing school and opened her own business. In September, 1940, she married Roy and moved to Mill Bay where he was working. Shortly after, the couple moved to the Comox Valley to take over the Genge family dairy farm on Ibbotson Road where they raised their family and became involved in community activities. Marguerite was a Charter Member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a Life Member of the Fallen Alders Community Club, a thirty-year member of the Women’s Institute and a current member of St. George’s United Church Ladies Aid. Marguerite was an avid gardener who loved flowers, especially roses. She was fond of needlework and enjoyed tatting and quilting. A gracious hostess, Marguerite was happiest when entertaining her many friends. She will be missed by all those who knew her.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Helmer. A Celebration of Marguerite’s life will be held at St. George’s United Church on May 7, 2003 at Wednesday, May 7, 2:00 pm. A gathering of friends will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George’s United Church Soup Kitchen Fund or the Salvation Army. Arrangements entrusted to PIERCY’S FUNERAL HOME.