Margaret Evelyn Willis
1928 – 2016
It is with deep sorrow that the family of Margaret Willis announces her passing on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in Cranbrook at 87 years of age.
Margaret was born on May 16, 1928 in Cranbrook. She was married to Gordon Willis for 62 years. They enjoyed many trips, camping in their RV and cooking together. Margaret was a life member of the OES#64 and the Viking Lodge. She was active in the United Church and she worked as a bookkeeper/accountant at Kelly Douglas for 37 years.
Margaret is survived by her nephews Charlie (Loretta) Willis of Cranbrook, Bruce (Sharla) Benson of Cranbrook, Bill (Rose) Austin of Calgary, nieces Julie (Trevor) Whyte of Australia, Janine (Steve) Benson of Invermere, sister-in-law Phyllis Benson of Cranbrook and numerous other nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special friends Francis Allen, Alex and Hazel McDonald, Jack and Mary Lindquist and Jack and Sharon Beloin. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon, brother Bill, sister Viola and her parents Oscar and Judy Benson.
A memorial service for Margaret will be held at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Margaret may do so to the: Canadian Cancer Society, 19 – 9th Avenue South, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 2L9 or the Walker Willis Memorial Bursary Fund, c/o Order of the Eastern Star Jubilee Chapter #64, 401 – 3rd Avenue South, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 2C2.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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