March 14, 1924 – March 6, 2012
Margaret, our aunt, great-aunt, great-great-aunt and friend, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2012 in her home at Peace Portal Lodge in White Rock with her devoted niece, Rachel, at her side.
Margaret is survived by her loving nieces: Kit Schindell (Dal), Rachel Duncan, and Tracey Tartaglia (Larry). Margaret will also be fondly remembered by her great-nieces, Marieke Schindell (Tyrell Bobowski), Claire Schindell (Ryan Bertoli), Julie Tartaglia Cann (Russ Cann); and her great- nephew, Michael Tartaglia (Shannon) and; as well, her great-great-niece, Lucie Bertoli. Margaret is also survived by her cousins, Flora Chute, Edgar Barnes and Malcolm Barnes.
Margaret was predeceased by her brother, Lloyd Tranmer; her sister, Lucy Somerville; her brother-in-law, Ron Somerville; and Rachel’s husband, Alan Duncan.
Margaret was the youngest child of Kate and Alfred Tranmer. She was born in Chilliwack and grew up and spent most of her life in the Chilliwack-Agassiz area. She spent some time living in London, England and Toronto, Ontario but returned to Agassiz to care for her elderly parents.
Margaret worked in the Agassiz Library; she was a lifetime member and a long-time elder of Cooke’s Presbyterian Church in Chilliwack, and an active member of the Ruth Rebekah Lodge. After her parents died, Margaret moved from the farm in Agassiz to Chilliwack, and then later to White Rock.
We will all remember Margaret for her love, kindness, beautiful handwriting and passion for England and Victorian history. She had a special love for cats, a fondness for the colour blue; she adored flowers and her garden. Margaret was a “real lady”.
It was Margaret’s wish to be cremated and a celebration of her life will take place at a later date.