Margaret May GARDNER

GARDNER, Margaret May

Margaret May Gardner passed away in Hope, B.C. on July 16, 2008 at the age of 78 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford and sons, Gary and Herman.

Margaret is survived by her loving family: children: Laverna Dehning, Wendy Goodman and Evelyn Gardner; grandchildren: Shelly Bermel, Danny Gardner, Ricky Stewart and Shawna Stewart; great grandchildren: Crystal Bermel, Tristan Trowell and Lisa Sheets; sisters: Cora & Dora Batt and Lillian Batt; and many nieces and nephews.

Margaret was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandma. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary for over 30 years. Her many hobbies included cooking, baking, gardening, canning, playing bingo & slot machines, dancing and walking & talking to people. Margaret’s love of bus touring and traveling led her to a position as a tour booking associate with Evelyn’s Tours. She was always encouraging others to have a positive attitude on life and she was known to be feisty and highly opinionated. Margaret was a pleasant, down to earth woman who was a good neighbor and enjoyed helping others.

A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church, 949 – 3rd Ave., Hope, B.C. Pastor Jeff Kuhn officiated. A Reception started at 2:30 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall Aerie #2690, 386 Fort St., Hope, B.C. A private burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to the British Columbia Lung Association, Memorial Department, PO Box 34009 STN D, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 9Z9, in Margaret’s memory would be appreciated.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Hope Ambulatory unit, Doctors and nurses at the Fraser Canyon Hospital, Pastor Jeff Kuhn and the pianist.

Mountainside Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements, 604-869-8229.