Margaret Ellen MacKay (Moore)

Margaret Ellen MacKay (Moore)

With sadness the family of Margaret announces her passing on May 31, 2014 at the age of 82 years. Margaret was born in Salmon Arm on July 23, 1931 to parents William and Edith Moore. Margaret spent her childhood on the family farm in Silver Creek, BC.

On December 2, 1950 Margaret married the love of her life Ronald Bruce MacKay and together they had nine children. Margaret loved dancing, gardening, taking pictures, yard sales, and knitting. She also enjoyed shopping at the Fields Store. She loved spending time with her family and especially the time spent collecting firewood with her grandchildren and always remembered each child and grandchild’s birthday.

Margaret was a hardworking lady doing various jobs including flagging, chambermaid, picking rocks and looking after children and still found the time to be part of the Salmon Arm Legion and a volunteer at the Thrift Store.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband Ronald, daughter Vicki, sisters; Marion, Isabelle, Millie, brother Sam and son in law J.C.

Margaret will forever be remembered and loved by her children; Bruce (Tammy), Rhonda (Roy), Wayne (Jackie), Shelley (Chuck), Leona (Marty), Judy (Alasdair), Morley (Kim), Tannis (Ed), her 49 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, sister Mary and brothers, Melvin and John.

A funeral service was held on Saturday June 7, 2014 at 11:00 am at Bowers Funeral Chapel, with interment at Mt. Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm. A reception took place at the Lumby Community Hall.

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