Margaret Bannerman

1921 – 2010

Following a short illness Margaret passed away on July 4, 2010, at Campbell River General Hospital.

Pre-deceased by her husband Leland (1967), parents James (1976) and Maggie (1983) Faulds and brother Jimmy Faulds (1976). Margaret is survived by her three children Bruce (Marilyn), Peggy (Dan) Ramage and David (Rosemarie); five grandchildren, Jesse (Sarah), Brooke, Ian (Leanne), Tyler and Gena; as well as three great grandchildren, Zoe, Daniel and Marshall.

Born November 13, 1921, at Nitshill, Scotland, she emigrated to Canada with her mother in 1926, where they joined her father who had previously settled at South Wellington, BC, In 1936, the family moved to Cumberland. After graduating from high school in 1939, Margaret worked in Courtenay before moving to Vancouver, where, during the war years, she worked for Boeing Aircraft.

Marrying Leland in 1943, they moved to Puntledge, BC (Number 8) following World War II, where she and Leland owned and operated the local store. After the local mine closed they moved to Cumberland, eventually relocating to Campbell River, in 1957, where they built their house and raised the family.

In 1966, Margaret went to work for Sears, where she remained for the next 25 years.

Margaret loved to travel, visiting various destinations throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and elsewhere. Her most memorable travels included a three month trek throughout Europe as well as a six week trip by freighter down the West coast of South America.

Throughout her life Margaret was involved in a variety of sports. In her youth she was recognized for her track and field and basketball skills. In latter years she avidly followed her favorite sports ( golf, tennis and curling) on television. Until her health intervened, she was also a passionate bridge player.

Throughout her live, Margaret was an active member of the United Church and for many years volunteered at Yaculta Lodge.

The family is grateful for the care, kindness and support from Dr. J. Walker, the nurses and staff at Campbell River General Hospital, as well as Campbell River Home Support staff.

There will be no service by request. Family, friends and neighbours are invited to attend a celebration of Margaret’s life to be held at the family home, 51-2nd Avenue, Campbell River, on Sunday July 18, 2010, from 1-3 pm. In lieu of flowers donations in Margaret’s name may be made to a charity of your choice.

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