January 18, 2019
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Margaret Stevely announces her passing on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 91 years of age. Maggie was born on the family farm in Mayook, BC on June 8, 1927. She attended a one room schoolhouse in Mayook with her brothers and sisters. Maggie was a member of the First Cranbrook Girls Bugle Band and the Royal Purple. She worked for the Hudson Bay Company from its opening through to their transfer to Zellers. Maggie enjoyed travel through Canada, the USA and Europe. She loved to bake, garden, knit, quilt and also bowled in younger years. Maggie’s door was always open for coffee. One of her greatest loves was spending time with her grandchildren.
Maggie is survived by her son Ron (Cathy) and daughter Wendy Thom (Ron); her grandkids Grant (Jovia), Kelly-Lynne, Colin (Jenny), Jason (Connie) and Kirsten Dunfield (Jay); 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great- granddaughter, her sisters Eleanor Runions and Mary Clarke (Alan) and sister-in-law Ruby Gray and numerous nieces and nephews.
Maggie was predeceased by her husband Doug, her brothers Tom, Jack and Ray and her sisters Ethel and Irene and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
A celebration of Maggie’s life will be held at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 1 pm.
Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Maggie can do so to the Stars Foundation, 1441 – Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7 or to the Alzheimer Society of BC, #300, 828 – West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1E2.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com.