Sept. 17, 1917 – May 4, 2007
Margery passed over peacefully in the early morning hours of May 4, 2007 at the Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 89.Â Marge was born September 17, 1917 in the small community of Chase BC. The Chilliwack area of the Fraser Valley is where Margery lived most of her life although she did live for a time in Ottawa during the second world war, Vancouver, as a young woman where she met her husband, and last but not least Port Hardy as a new bride.Â Marge was married to and predeceased by her husband EJW (Buck) Hall.Â
Predeceased by her parents Myra and Bill Nelson, also by her siblings and their respective spouses, sister Kay (Ken) Dawson, sister Sybil (Fred) Sterling, brother Bob (Irene) Nelson, brother Lyle Nelson, sister in law May (Hector) Stewart, brother in law Jack Brown, Mother in law Connnie Rannie, and more recently by her devoted daughter in law Laurie May English-Hall.Â
Â Marge is survived by her children Sandy (Alan) Yon, Grant (Paula) Hall, Mark Hall, Roger (Tracy) Hall.Â Grandchildren, Rachelle Hall, (Great Grandmother to Keaton), Brody Hall, Marlon Hall, Caylon Somerville-Hall, Colton Hall, Karla Yon, Pete Worley, Tom Worley.
Sister in law Phyllis Nelson (Lyle), Thirza Brown (Jack), Kay and Jack Johnston.
Margery is survived as well by numerous Nieces and Nephews, their respective spouses and Great Nieces and Nephews on both sides of the family.Â
Marge had many stories to tell about growing up in the Valley, living here from the time she was a young child, she had witnessed many changes throughout her life. Having worked at a number of different jobs in her lifetime, Margery’s last position before her retirement was at Smitty’s Restaurant as the pastry cook.Â She was an excellent cook and her pastry was absolutely (melt in your mouth) delicious. At home, there was always an extra place or two available at the dinner table any night of the week.Â Many of her children’s friends were welcomed and fed. She grew a large vegetable garden while her family was growing up, sharing, preserving and canning the bounty from her garden. Marge and Buck were members of the Chilliwack Riding Club and the Chilliwack Carriage Club. Marge enjoyed camping and fishing with Buck, joining friends and family on many fishing trips both in the Interior and on the North Coast of BC.Â Marge had lived on her own, in her own home for the past 10 years enjoying her Rose garden that had replaced her vegetable garden and the birds that came to her window feeder.Â
Her family and those who were her friends loved Marge; she will be missed dearly and remembered for her feisty independent, generous and nurturing spirit.Â
Our Family would like to acknowledge and express our gratitude to Rita Johnson, devoted life long friend of Margery for always being there for her friend, checking on her diligently every morning during the past few years and to Gertie Cuthbertson for her kindness and devotion as friend and helper to Margery in the last 10 years.Â
Thank you also to the home support staff who cared for Margery during the past couple of years.Â
Â A special thank you to the Nurses of the Chilliwack General Hospital, her physician Dr Quinn, and the Staff at the Waverly Care Home, who made every effort to make the last two months of Margery’s life as comfortable as possible.
We as a family are grateful to all, for your care of our Mother and friend.Â
A Celebration of Margery’s life will be held on Saturday May 26, 2007 at 1:00 o’clock in the Royal Hotel, Homestead Room (off Lobby) at the corner of Main & Wellington, Chilliwack, BC .for those who wish to join us.