Margaret Cederholm

Margaret Cederholm

Margaret Cederholm passed away in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the age of 82 years.

A Family graveside service was held at the family plot in Mt. Ida Cemetery on Saturday morning, August 9th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Celebration of Life service and reception at the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre at 11 a.m. with Jack Bowers the Funeral Celebrant. Urn bearers were Tammy Robertson and Chad Becker. Tributes were shared by family and friends, including three of the grandchildren, Chad, Tyler and Tammy.

Born in Hillcrest, Alberta on October 12, 1931. She has resided in the Shuswap since 1949, marrying the love of her life, A.S. (“Spike”) Cederholm on March 30, 1951 (during spring break up). Margaret was proud of her former restaurant work in such places as the York in the Old Hudson Hotel, The Tavern Inn, for the late Tom Middleton, and the original Co-op Mall (now Piccadilly), where she was sent to Drumheller, Alberta for 3 months of training.

Despite her failing physical health, she remained active with the Canoe Senior’s, always willing to assist with the phone calls for the variety of receptions and socials. She is well remembered for her love of family and friends and her acceptance of others, her generous ways and her love of life, regardless of all the hardships along the way. All who knew her will have many fond memories.

Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Carl and Bertha Firestone, daughter, Debby in 1971; son, Les in 2005; husband, Spike in 2009, brothers, John, Charlie and Max Firestone. Margaret leaves her loving and dedicated family; daughters, Linda and Sandy (Stan), grandchildren, Tammy (Jim), Debby (Lance), Chad (Julia), Tyler (Crystal); great grandchildren, Josh, Matt, Callum, Myla, Declan, Sienna. Ever, and Ryder; and many extended family and friends.

Donations in memory of Margaret may be sent to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, VIE 4N3, or the charity of one’s choice.

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Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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