Margret Lois Irwin (Wright)
Born in 1915, Margret lived a long, full, rich and varied life.
Margret was the second eldest of seven, Dorthy Fox, Edward Wright, Muriel Maclean, Percy Wright, Bill Wright, and Bob Wright.
Marg expressed her love of the prairies and enjoyed trips with her father, who taught her about the outdoors and nature, at the same time she was always a big city girl at heart.
Margret attended at Vancouver General Hospital and became an RN, received her diploma in 1938, thereafter she worked as an RN/flight attendant for Air Canada. While stationed in Lethbridge, she met her husband Armon Irwin, married and had a daughter in 1943. After the war, Margret and her daughter Betty moved to Vancouver to live with her parents, while her husband Armon served in Germany with UNRRA.
After he returned, they relocated to Honeymoon Bay where her husband was working as personnel manager at Honeymoon Bay Saw Mill. She gave birth to Brian, her son, in 1951.
In the early 60’s Margret and her husband built a beautiful home together by the sea in Yellowpoint, in which they had many fond memories in. Margret loved to entertain, and she was a wonderful hostess and cook. Some of her fondest memories were of gatherings with friends and dinner parties, all of which involved “happy hour.”
Margret was always very active, she carved, knitted, and made a huge variety of crafts and homemade things. She was also very active when she was younger, playing tennis, field hockey, track and field. She remained active her entire life, with bridge and going for walks and a swim nearly everyday, as well as doing a headstand everyday until she turned 85.
Margret was intelligent and vibrant and was not afraid to speak her own opinions, which in turn made for a very interesting Granny!
Margret was predeceased by her husband Armon in 1989 and her two children Betty 1993 and Brian 2004.
Margret is survived by her Grandchildren Erin (Brock) Irwin, and Pat (Lorraine) Irwin, Mark (Ebony) Saunders, Michael (Val) Saunders, 3 great grandchildren Emma, Autumn and Evan and numerous other nieces, nephews and friends. She will be deeply missed.
Many thanks to Vina Caumartin and floor 1 staff at NRGH.
Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of her Daughter Betty Elizabeth Saunders and son Brian Armon Irwin.
A memorial service will be held at St. Phillips Anglican,
Church in Cedar, on Saturday April 12 at 2:00 p.m.