Margaret Eileen VOGEL

Margaret Eileen Vogel

March 18, 1913- December 31, 2013

Margaret Eileen Vogel, matriarch of the Sumner and Vogel clans passed peacefully on December 31, 2013.

In her 100 years, she had a life of adventure: pioneering on Stuart Island, trapping possums in New Zealand, digging for gems in the Outback of Australia and creating a cozy home and beautiful garden for herself on Quadra Island after the death of her husband William Henry Vogel of 62 years.

Margaret will be remembered for her remarkable mind and her capacity for enduring friendships.

Her constant curiosity sustained her. She wrote letters and stayed in touch with her many friends gathered through the years.

When she entered a room, people were captivated by her quiet presence. Although she was a woman who kept her own counsel, her interest in people never abated.

In her later years, Margaret was so lovingly cared for by Lee Granbois and her caring staff at Sunshine Manor. She was also blessed with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren who meant the world to her.

A great lady has passed, leaving an indelible imprint on the hearts of all who knew her.


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