Emily Margaret Martin
1924 – 2015
Margaret Martin passed away at East Kootenay Regional Hospital on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 90 years of age. Margaret was born into the Waldie family on October 30, 1924 in Kingston, Ontario, and was the oldest of four children.
Margaret was pre-deceased by her son Rickie (1965), her husband Vince (1979), her daughter Beth (2004), and by her siblings Lydia Offin, Robert Waldie and Amy Riddell. She will be greatly missed by several nieces and nephews and other extended family, by her friend Nick, and by many long-time friends in Cranbrook, Elko, Kimberley and the East Kootenay region.
The Waldie family came to Kimberley in 1925. After public school in Kimberley and a year of Normal School in Victoria, Margaret taught school in a one-room school in McMurdo (near Golden), in Elko and in Marysville.
Margaret and Vince were married in Kimberley in July 1947. They settled on a ranch near Elko, where they lived for 32 years. When Vince died, Margaret moved to Elko, and later settled in Cranbrook for the last 25 years.
Margaret had a strong Christian faith. She faced the challenges and losses in her life with courage, acceptance and a calm overcoming trust in God. She was a faithful, caring friend to many.
There will be a celebration of Margaret’s life at
Knox Presbyterian Church in Cranbrook (corner of Victoria and 3rd Street South) on Friday, August 21st at 1:00 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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