Margaret OSBORNE

Margaret E. Osborne

Passed away on April 27, 2015, Margaret E. Osborne, after a long and determined struggle with pancreatic cancer — wife of Ronald E. Osborne, mother of Wendy, Alan and Robert, grandmother to Chris, Sheena, Gavin and Alexa, great grandmother to Lauren, beloved mother-in-law to Roger, Lorna and Jari, she will be deeply missed by all. Her life was marked by her fierce determination to overcome adversity. Born in Llandudno, Wales she grew up in extremely modest circumstances during the Great Depression. As a teenager she survived the World War Two bombing of Coventry where she worked in a factory that made Spitfire fighter planes. But the difficulties of her early years began to change when she met her husband Ron. Together they forged a life by emigrating to Canada in the 1950s. They raised three children and enjoyed many years of traveling and living abroad. They settled in Chilliwack in 1975 for their retirement years. An amazing cook, a gifted knitter, a talented family diplomat, Margaret’s love and genuine innocence was the bond that held the Osborne family together. There will be a service to commemorate her life on Monday May 4th at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Chilliwack.

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