1921 – 2015
Passed away on January 22nd, 2015 at the Eagle Park Health Care Facility in Qualicum Beach, BC. Pre-deceased by her father Raymond Archibald Smith, her mother Minnie “Pam” Louis Smith (nee Spackman), three sisters – Doris Mary Grenier Smith, Vera Keating and Dorothy Bennett as well as her former husband – James Hay Cuthill. Loving mother and grandmother, she leaves behind Daphne (Robert), Bryan (Marion), James (Diane), Camille, Heather, and Tiare (Dave).
Margaret was born in Burnaby BC, 2nd August 1921 and baptized 11th September of the same at All Saints Church, Alta Vista. She attended Nelson Avenue Public School and Burnaby South High School. In 1943 she married Jim Cuthill and in 1949 they moved to Montreal where their five children were born and raised. In 1972 Margaret returned to the west coast where she worked in the City of Vancouver Engineering Department until retiring in 1986. Margaret will be lovingly remembered for being passionate about her gardens, antiques and classical music, as well as for her strong independence as evidenced by her living in her own Parksville home until the age of 90. If one were to have asked Margaret what she thought about her current standing she would have directed you to “The Rose Beyond the Wall”, one of her favourite poems.
No service by request. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC
in the spring of 2015.