Margaret Stanley Stuart
Margaret Stanley Stuart passed away peacefully on January 30th, 2017 at her home on Hatzic Lake in Mission, BC at the age of 98. Born in Barbados August 30, 1918 right before the end of WWI, Margaret had a happy childhood. As her father was Supervisor of all the Royal Bank of Canada branches in the West Indies, she lived for some time in each of Barbados, Trinidad and Jamaica. Her father died when she was 6 and the family moved to Toronto in 1930 where she graduated from Northern Vocational school in 1936. That same year, she boarded the Athenia for Europe and spent 6 months in England and another 5 months in Barbados. Returning to Canada, she worked in Toronto at the Ontario Club and Canada Trust before working on the Alaska Highway in Fort St. John in 1942 and for British Security in New York City in 1943. In 1945, she started working in Prince Rupert and married Robert Stuart. During their 65 year marriage, they lived in Quebec, East Pakistan (Bangladesh), Vancouver and Chile before settling in Mission, BC in 1978. A dedicated member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Margaret is survived by two sons Donald (Patricia) and Robert and three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Predeceased were daughter, Ellen, son Peter and husband Robert. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by family and friends. A Funeral Service will take place at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 8469 Cedar St. in Mission at 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 8, 2017. In lieu of flowers, people can make a donation to World Vision – one of many charities supported by Margaret.