Nowell, Margaret (nee: Strecker)
April 10, 1928 – August 27, 2014
Margaret Nowell passed away peacefully on August 27, 2014. A long-time Chilliwack resident, Margaret was born in Rosedale, Alberta, the youngest child of German immigrants. Her relationship with siblings Martha, Bill, John, Frances and Frank, remained strong even after her parents moved to Chilliwack in 1940, to clear land for a farm on Keith Wilson Road. Margaret met her true love, John at a dance when he was posted here during the war. Married in 1947, they recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary! Margaret was active in the community, supporting parents’ groups and becoming very active in the TOPS community, as a member, a local president and as regional coordinator. An inspiration to other members, she was recently honoured for having retained her KOPS status for 43 years. For Margaret, family was everything. Margaret believed in the importance of family traditions and values, and cared for her own mother for many years. She supported all family members with love and encouragement, and with no hesitancy about “sticking up” for her kids and grandkids. She was very proud of her daughters, “Margie” (Bob), Jo-Anne (Doug), grandchildren Justin, Jason (Heather), Chris, and Nick, and was so very thrilled to be great- grandma to Anna and Josh. All the extended family knew that “Auntie Margaret” would welcome them for a visit and a great meal. Margaret was grateful to have lived a good, long life and thankful for all the wonderful memories. A memorial service will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9th. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC or the Canadian Diabetes Assn.
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