Margaret STEWART

STEWART, Margaret MacLean. July 31, 1948 – November 4, 2013. Margaret passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family. Survived by her devoted husband of 38 years Doug, Margaret is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children, Ian (Kerry), Leah, Kevin (Andrea) and her granddaughter Hayley as well as extended family and friends.

We will remember her for her love, devotion and dedication to family and appreciation for life. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, she later moved to the mainland to raise her family. She cherished time in her garden, enjoyed reading and treasured time spent with friends and family; Hayley has been at the centre of Margaret’s world for the last 9 years and they have brought much joy into each others’ lives. Volunteering in her community, doing flower arranging at the church, and helping at school with children’s reading gave her much joy. As her children’s number one fan, Margaret was always supporting them through all of their activities. She enjoyed many summers spent on the water with friends and family. Margaret made any situation fun; she was such a positive influence on every life she touched. When you were with Margaret she always gave you her full attention; you left a better person for having known her. Margaret’s strength, courage, dignity and determination are an inspiration; she would not allow us to share any of her pain but would always share her smile. When she smiled her eyes twinkled; we have been truly blessed to have our lives touched by such an amazing person and Mother. We are going to miss her so much! The family would like to thank all of her friends that provided support and prayers during these last years and months. The family appreciates the compassionate care provided by the staff of the N52 Ward at Surrey Memorial Hospital, the Home Care Nurses, and Dr. Ursula Lee.

A church service followed by a Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, November 9th at 1pm at The Crescent United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Margaret’s memory to the BC Cancer Foundation.

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