Mary Ellen

(nee Dunleavy)

(May 26, 1915 – Jan. 9, 2012)

“For He is the life and the length of your days….”

Deuteronomy 30:20

Margaret passed away peacefully with her sons by her side, in her 97th year, in Abbotsford, BC. Though she will be greatly missed, we are comforted knowing she is in the presence of her Lord and Saviour and reunited with her Ralph.

Mother has left a legacy of love, family and friendships that has spanned almost a century. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Ralph, her mother Jane, her father Richard and her brother Charlie. She is survived by her much loved sons Lloyd (Mary) and Bob (Beverly), eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchild–ren and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Born in Glen Valley, BC, mother was a lifetime resident of the Fraser Valley. While living in Langley she married her high school sweetheart, Ralph, in 1934. Mother was a woman of many talents, abundant energy and a great sense of humour. She enjoyed the outdoors, volunteering, planning parties and most of all making memories with cherished family and friends.

She fondly remembered being the May Queen in 1929 and greatly enjoyed her time in the O.E.S. for which she was Worthy Grand Matron 1970-71.

Although she had deep roots in the Valley, Margaret enjoyed travelling with Ralph and family. She has been to many places around the world and especially enjoyed visiting “The Old Country,” Ireland.

A celebration of mother’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at the Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2597 Bourquin Crescent E., Abbotsford BC.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Margaret’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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