Margaret James was born Margaret May Chapman in Richmond, Quebec on October 13, 1920 and passed away September 16, 2007. Margaret was married to Harold James for 42 years, and was predeceased by him in July, 1984.
Margaret will be remembered by her many friends and family as a warm, generous, intelligent person. She was gracious in every way. She loved music and opera and sang in the church choir at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in West Vancouver. She also enjoyed gardening in her earlier years with Harold. Margaret and Harold owned a mink farm in Richmond, B.C. and travelled extensively. They had many friends and family in West Vancouver and elsewhere. Margaret moved to Abbotsford in 1984 and made many new friends, attending St. Matthew’s, St. Michael and All Angels and St. Jame’s Anglican Church in Vancouver.
She was a long-time volunteer in many community activities, including the Red Cross, Canadian Cancer Society, Vancouver and Provincial Council of Women and the West Coast Environmental Law Association. Margaret was also a long-time member of the Social Credit Party and the Progressive Conservative Party and served as secretary-treasurer and on the board of directors of the Fraser Valley East P.C. Riding Association. She was on the board of directors and served as Chairperson of the MSA Manor Society. She was also a member of the B.C. Genealogical Society.
Margaret earned a diploma in Arts and Science from Capilano College in 1976 majoring in Legal Studies and Accounting; winning the Principal’s Citizenship Award for her contributions to college life.
Margaret will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. May she rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon her.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 2010 Guilford Drive, Abbotsford, with Rev. Dr. Trevor Walters and Rev. Michael Shier officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Henderson’s Funeral Home