August 31, 2022
Marguerite DuMont (nee Doiron) passed away peacefully on August 31, 2022. In March of this year, Marguerite was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Alfred.
Her spirit is carried on by her children Denise (Gim), Lisa (Ken), Alison (Scott) and Marc; eight grandchildren: Kristina, Bryce, Lucas, Christian, Jenny, Sarah, Kate and Noah, great grandchild Vera and an extended family of friends and relations from every walk of life.
Marguerite was born in Prince Rupert, BC in 1931 to parents Leo Dennis Doiron and Augustina “Gusty” Doiron (nee Stoltz). She looked back with fondness and laughter at her years growing up on the coast with sisters Thelma and Georgina “Jeannie” and the many friends and clergy who were part of her extended family.
Marguerite served as secretary to Bishop Fergus O’Grady and later as secretary at the H.M.C.S. Chatham naval base. She moved to Victoria, BC in 1952 where she worked for Canadian Naval Intelligence, and Royal Roads Military Academy.
Marguerite had a great spirit of adventure and travelled to Europe where she worked in Paris and London. She later worked as a lay apostle for the White Sisters of Africa in Washington, DC.
She met her beloved husband Alfred in 1959 while working as one of Bishop O’Grady`s first lay apostles in Terrace BC. They married in October 1960 and theirs was a remarkable relationship based on respect and unconditional love. Marguerite’s warm personality and joie de vivre made her a welcome addition to the extended DuMont family.
Together, Marguerite and Alfred made homes in Terrace, Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, West Vancouver, western and southern Turkey, the Fraser Valley, Indian Wells, California and Peachland, BC. They shared their warm hospitality with friends and neighbours in each one of these places.
Giving freely of her time, Marguerite was ever-present in her children’s school life and through the years she served as CWL and hospital auxiliary presidents. She continued to serve in her White Rock community until recently.
Marguerite lived and loved her faith every day of her life. It was her guiding light and the source of many dear and enduring friendships in every community in which she found herself. She was a trusted friend and confidante to many. Those near to her were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from her during her 91 years, but most of all, will remember the joy, warmth, and humour she brought to every occasion.
Marguerite was the true matriarch of her family and an inspiration to many. She will be missed enormously and never forgotten. Her family extend their gratitude to Dr. Charles King and the team at White Rock Home Health Care for their kindness and support.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Good Shepherd Church (2250 150 St, Surrey, BC) on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 11:30 am.
Reception to follow. Burial will be at the Gardens of Gethsemani at 2:00 pm.
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