Aug. 14, 1944 – June 16, 2014
An adventurer at heart Margaret Carruthers, known to many as Maggie, has set out on her next journey. Upon arrival we know she will be welcomed by many, including her mother Sadie, her father Bobbie, her brother Jim and a whole swarm of family pets.
Sitting out this leg of her journey are her husband Tony, daughters Samantha and Jodine, son in laws Brett and Dana, sister Alicia, brother David and his wife Lynn, sister Jackie and her husband Ken, nieces and nephews Michelle, Monica, Kirsten, Rebecca, Heather, Euan, Seona and Calum, as well as many adoring and amazing friends.
Known for her fun loving, caring and compassionate nature it’s no surprise she attracted the same from others during her courageous battle with cancer. Her family gives special thanks to her many doctors, including her Nanaimo team of Dr McIlwaine, Dr Forrest, Dr Dunne, Dr Carr and Dr King, and in Victoria Dr Mazgani, Dr Atwell and Dr Holloway.
Her family would also like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the incredible nurses, staff and hospice volunteers in the Nanaimo Palliative Care Unit.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in her name to the Palliative Care Unit, through the Nanaimo Hospital Foundation.
A celebration of life will be held on July 23 at 1:30pm, at the Nanaimo Golf Club, for those who wish to laugh, cry and look at just a few photos from her many adventures.