Margaret Irene FUTER

March 15, 1924 – March 24, 2012

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Margaret Futer, shortly after her 88th birthday, on Saturday, March 24th, 2012.

Mom died in Parksville, surrounded by her children, one of her granddaughters, and by her husband of almost 64 years, George.

Margaret was born at home on the family farm near Unity, Saskatchewan and had many happy memories of growing up on the prairie. Her family moved to Port Kells where she dated George in high school. They married in 1948 and moved to the Quesnel area in 1950 where they raised their children.

Upon retirement, Margaret and George headed to Vancouver Island to enjoy birding, walking on their beach and travelling. Margaret was an avid gardener, pianist, and artist. As our parents’ copy of the book “Birds of North America” testifies, she travelled extensively with George all over Canada and the United States bird watching and took pride in the number of birds they positively identified.

Foremost, Margaret was a loving Mom and wife. Her legacy is a large family who loved her deeply: husband George, children Marilynn (Bill), Shari (Barry), Geordie (Wendi), and Laurie (Dennis), fourteen grandchildren, and a large extended family including great and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Margaret’s family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful, caring staff in Bayview, Stanford Place, both for their excellent, compassionate care of Margaret and George, and for their extraordinarily thoughtful consideration to our family during Margaret’s final days.

A private celebration of Margaret’s life

will be held on April 6th, 2012.

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