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Margaret Pearl Ruehlen

March 30, 2004


Margaret Pearl

Of Campbell River passed away peacefully at Yucalta Lodge on March 30, 2004 at the age of 87. She is survived by her son Murray and daughter-in-law Linda, her beloved grandsons Laird and Lyall and their spouses Dana and Perry, and her two beautiful great-grandchildren Maya and Brett. Margaret was predeceased in 2000 by her husband Bill after 62 years of marriage.

Margaret was born in Melville, Saskatchewan on December 23, 1916. She and Bill were married there in 1938 and resided in Melville until 1956 when they moved to Terrace, B.C. They later retired to the Okanagan where they spent many enjoyable years. In 1999 Margaret and Bill settled in Campbell River in order to be closer to their family.

Before marrying Bill, Margaret was a teacher and after moving to B.C. she became a long time BC Hydro employee and an active member of the Power Pioneers following her retirement in 1980. Margaret was a life long member of the United Church and was especially proud that her father, E.J. Motter, was a founder of the Church in Melville. Margaret loved singing and added greatly to any sing-along with her beautiful voice. She was also a member of the Church choir and Sweet Adeline’s. She was an avid curler and golfer, winning many trophies through her active lifestyle. Margaret’s love of singing and her beautiful smile will be remembered by her family and her many friends at Yucalta Lodge.

A celebration of Margaret’s life will take place at 2pm on Sunday, April 4 at Yucalta Lodge. No flowers by request. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the Campbell River Hospital and Yucalta Lodge Foundation.

The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff of Yucalta Lodge, whose incredible loving care and sensitivity were a great comfort to Margaret and her family during the past 5 years. Thank you also to Dr. Pete Friderichs for his constant support to Margaret and her loved ones since her move to Campbell River.

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