Margaret Lee Ballam

Margaret Lee Ballam

June 6, 1930 – December 6, 2018
Margaret was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on June 6, 1930, she passed away December 6, 2018 at Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack.

Her early years were spent in Saskatoon, then Aleza Lake and Kitwanga, BC. She also lived in Sinclair Mills, Penticton, Minnesota, Uranium City, Whitehorse and New Zealand.

She moved to Chilliwack in 1968 with her young son Shane. She married Jack Ballam in December of 1969, they resided in Rosedale and later moved to their log home on Hinkley Road.

Margaret loved people and was a very community minded person. She worked for Chilliwack Community Services and did volunteer work. She had a great interest in the history of Chilliwack, volunteered at the museum and wrote a history booklet of Fairfield Island. She loved writing, poetry, knitting and was committed to serving in her church.

Margaret is survived by her sister Dorothy Oman; brothers Raymond Doll (Joyce), Delbert Doll (Shirley); son Shane Ellis (Cheryl) and grandchildren Brighton and Brooklyn; stepdaughter Jackie McFee (Ron) and grandchildren Malcolm McFee (Bobbie Anne), Heather Shantz (Troy), and Colin McFee (Eryn); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Dr. Gordon Enns, Dr. Chris and all the staff and support from Cascade Hospice. We also thank all her wonderful and supportive friends at her apartment building and many friends from her church as well as neighbours and friends over the years.

She will be greatly missed by her family and all who had the privilege of knowing her.

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