April 12, 1944 ~ April 18, 2009
Maggie passed away early Saturday morning in her home surrounded by her family. She had battled breast cancer for almost two years. She did so with strength, courage and quiet determination which included living the remainder of her life to the fullest.
Maggie was born in England and educated at The Old Parish School in Croydon followed by four years at Clark’s College before joining Lloyds of London as secretary to one of the managing directors.
In 1969 Maggie, her husband David and two small sons, Ian and Neil immigrated to Canada. Upon arriving in Vancouver, Maggie fell instantly in love with Canada – a place she called home for the rest of her life.
Maggie, known to the family as Granby, was special to everyone who knew her. This is best summed up by her 8 year old granddaughter Meagan, who when asked what she remembered most about Granby said, “When bad things happened to Granby she always made the good out of it. Granby was always happy” followed by her 5 year old granddaughter Ella who said, “I love Granby”. This is the sentiment shared not only by the family but also by numerous friends and acquaintances who found in her a joy and a passion for life which so touched people.
Maggie is survived by her husband David, sons Ian and Neil, granddaughters Meagan and Ella and daughters-in-law Jeanne, Linda and Gail.
A Celebration of Maggie’s Life will be held at
St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Qualicum Beach, BC on Friday, May 8th at 2:00pm. Reception to follow at Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memoriam to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure” – Author Unknown
You will forever be a treasure in our memories Granby