Margaret Pakka

Margaret Pakka

Margaret Augusta Pakka passed away in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC on March 27, 2012 at the age of 88 years.

Born in Islay, Alberta on July 12, 1923, Margaret has been a resident of the Shuswap since 1955. She arrived in Notch Hill in 1955, later moving to White Lake and then to Shuswap Street, Salmon Arm. She is well remembered for her years of work at the former Salmon Arm Motor Hotel and Mae’s Café, both on the Trans Canada Highway.

She was predeceased by her son, Brian in 1984, grandson, Kevin Nolin in 1985, husband, Paul, in 1993; sisters, Ann Groff and Clara Heathcote; brothers, Jack and Fred.

Margaret is survived by three children; Darlene (Cliff) Bell of Salmon Arm, Larry Smith of Dawson City, and Eleanor (Glen) Nolin of Cranbrook; 3 grandchildren, Ann, Glenda and Terry; 7 great grandchildren; sisters, Elsie Protsch and Lily Whiting; many nieces and nephews.

Cremation with interment to follow in the family plot in the cemetery in Golden, BC

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Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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