Margaret McM (nee Kilpatrick) VALLANCE

Margaret passed away peacefully on June 15, 2007 in the Langley Hospice.

Margaret was born on May 20, 1920 at the Vancouver General Hospital, six weeks after her parents arrived from Scotland.

She was predeceased by her husband Dave of 60 years on October 23, 2006.

 Margaret will be sadly missed by her loving family, daughters: Betty (Richard) Parker; Jean (Paul) Enock; son, Jim and grandchildren. Stuart and Andrew Parker and Larissa Enock. Her brother David Kilpatrick and his family, plus other relations and friends.

 Margaret had a great interest for flowers and plants.  She took courses in flower arranging and judged at many flower shows in the Lower Mainland.  She was a life member of the Chilliwack Horticultural Club.

 Margaret also was a life member of the Promontory Women’s Institute.

 She made and designed bridal bouquets, baked fruit cakes and decorated them for many weddings.  Her grandchildren thought she was a real special Grandma when they got to pick out their own birthday cake which she always baked and decorated for them.

 Margaret enjoyed cooking and baking.  She baked everyday for years.  The family never knew what it was like to have bought bread until they left home and got out on their own.

 Margaret and Dave travelled many miles in their fifth-wheel and also enjoyed their travels to Great Britain.

 After 58 married years living in Chilliwack and Promontory, Dave and Margaret decided to move to Walnut Grove, Langley, to be closer to their family. 

 A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held a the Gizeh Shrine Centre, 3550 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby, BC, on Sunday June 24, 2007 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society, 300-1090 West Pender St, Vancouver,  V6E 2N7 or Langley Hospice Society, 20088 – 40A Avenue, Langley, BC  V3A 2Y6.

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