Margaret Jean Patterson (Leonard)

Margaret Jean Patterson (Leonard)

Our precious and beautiful mother, wife and friend passed away peacefully surrounded in love with her family by her side at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.  With an unwavering positive spirit, Marg bravely faced recent health issues that were beyond her control ending a difficult journey with profound dignity and quiet grace.

She was affectionately known as Margie to her devoted husband and best friend of 28 years, Gregg and their beloved dog Oakley of Blind Bay BC and was an amazing mother to her children: Bradley Baker of Calgary AB, Loretta Baker of Kamloops BC, Wendy Baker of Fort St. John BC and Cindy Patterson of Crossfield AB.  She is also the beloved sister to Kenneth Leonard of Kelowna BC and “Grandma Gregg” to her loving grandchildren: James, Brittni and Nichole Baker and Brent and Scott Leonard.  Several other extended family and her many dear friends will fondly remember her.  Margaret was born in Montreal to parents Arthur (2002) and Elsie (2014) Leonard.  She proudly raised her family on her own in Calgary where she lived most of her life and was a responsible and dedicated employee of Mobil Oil, The Royal Bank and Telus. Marg was never happier until she met and married Gregg. Together with their dog Oakley she semi-retired to Blind Bay where she enjoyed establishing a beautiful and comfortable home for the three of them.  She gave always of herself without complaining, asking very little in return. Always together, the three of them enjoyed many road trips in their holiday trailer and their work around the house and yard. Although we cannot imagine our world without her now, we are content and at peace knowing how very lovely she was and how much she loved us all.

A special and sincere thank you to the doctors and nursing staff at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital who gently guided us and tenderly cared for Marg, as well our many friends who have expressed loving sentiments – your kindness is greatly appreciated and will never be forgotten.

An informal Celebration of Marg’s Life was held in the Family Centre of Springfield Funeral Home, Kelowna BC on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Interment at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Kelowna BC.  Goodbye, TTYL and see you again soon – forever loved.

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