Margaret Heide (nee Mills)
April 25, 1925 – August 1, 2015
Margaret was born and raised in Middleton, near Manchester in England. During WWII, she met Peter, a young Canadian serving with the Forestry Corps, based in Scotland. They fell in love and were married April 24th, 1943. As the war would continue for another two years, Margaret travelled to Canada with other war brides and stayed with Peter’s family in Abbotsford until he returned to Canada. They raised their five children on military bases in Chilliwack, BC, Valcartier, Quebec and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory before returning to Chilliwack to make their permanent home in Sardis. Margaret had a passion for Peter, her home, curling, reading and chocolate, enjoying nothing more than a good book, with a bowl of dark chocolate by her side. Her health began to fail after Peter died in 2013; she sold their prized home last year and moved into assisted living in Sardis. She was at Cheam Village in Agassiz, convalescing from a broken leg, when it was discovered she had terminal cancer. She only lived three weeks after being given this diagnosis. Her family, along with the very kind staff and fellow residents at Cheam, loved her, supported her and comforted “Queen Margaret” until the end on August 1st. She was predeceased by her parents Robert and Mary Mills, her brother Jack and her sister Alice Russell, as well as her son John, grandson Marlan and two great grandchildren in infancy. Margaret is survived by her sister Helen Williamson (Ken); her sons Peter (Shirley) and Dana (Julie); her daughters Margaret Popejoy (Barry) and Donna Klingspohn (Ray). Her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandson, nieces and nephews loved her dearly and will truly miss her wit and her honesty. She will be fondly remembered by her best friend for over seventy years, Helen Jackson of Abbotsford. A memorial service will be held for Margaret at 11 am on August 7th, 2015 at Henderson’s in Chilliwack.
“You may have tangible wealth untold; caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be. I had a mother who read to me.”
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