Margaret MacKay MacMillan GREEN

Margaret MacKay MacMillan Green passed away peacefully on 6 July 2006 in Pleasantview Care Home in Mission, British Columbia.

She celebrated her 93rd birthday a few days earlier with her family by her side.

Margaret is survived by her children: Donald (Judy) Green of Durango, Colorado; Lyle (Ardell) Green of Port Coquitlam, B.C.; and Laura(Ross) Irwin of Chilliwack, B.C. She is also survived by her sister Flora Peterson of Kimberley, B.C.; and nine grandchildren: Jay, Marla, Colleen, Stewart, Maggie, Andrew, Lori-lynn, Shara-lynn, and David.

She was also blessed with 20 great-grandchildren: Kayla, Kortney, Jackson, Shannon, Jessica, Eric, Nathan, Brittany, Brianne, Cassidy, Kelsie, Tyler, Joshua, Kassandra, Rachel, William, Scott, Rachel, Becca, and Braiden.

Margaret was born 93 years ago in Chin, Alberta, Canada to Scottish immigrants, Donald MacMillan and Margaret Stewart. Her family moved to Lethbridge, Alberta where she attended school and eventually married John Woodrow Green in 1939. In 1957 Woody and Margaret and their family relocated to Ocean Falls, British Columbia where they lived until 1973. In 1973 they relocated to Campbell River. In 1991 Margaret and Woody moved to Chilliwack to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Following the death of her husband in 2003 Margaret moved into Pleasantview Care Home in Mission where she was lovingly cared for until her death in 2006.

Margaret was an avid reader and volunteered for many years in the Ocean Falls Library until she accepted the position of children’s librarian. She also volunteered in her community, the Legion Auxiliary, the Canadian cancer society, and her church. She loved knitting, baking, gardening, sewing and quilting and used her talents to create gifts for her friends, children and grandchildren.

She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1980. She held many positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including Relief Society counselor, president, primary secretary and teacher.

With her husband she found great joy serving as temple worker for many years in the Seattle temple.

She dedicated her life to serving her family and they were the light of her life. She was loved by them all and she will be missed until we meet again.

Funeral services were held on July 8, 2006 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Tyson Road in Chilliwack, BC.

Proverbs 31: 28, 29 “Her children arise up, and call her blessed: her husband also and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.”