Margaret Lilian Williamson
June 4 1917~December 4 2008 –
It is with great sadness that the Williamson family announces the passing of their Mother, Grandma, and “Baba”. Predeceased by her husband Bill in 2000, she leaves behind her five children – Ieuan (Sheila), Robert (Carole), Graham (Jill), Teresa (Doug) and Brent (Gail) and her ten beloved grandchildren who were her pride and joy – Rhiann, Denise, Siovhan, Meghan, Carmen, Dylan, Lesley, Mark, Bryce and Tannis.
Mom was born in the farming community of Pencelli, South Wales, where she grew up playing in the fields and orchards of “The Court” and along the banks of the Monmouthshire Canal. She met her “William dear” while serving in the British army, and in May 1949 she and Bill, along with their first two sons, immigrated to Nanaimo where they lived in and enjoyed the Harewood community for many years before moving to Berwick on the Lake. While living at Berwick, Marg was known for her youthful spirit – she was always looking for something fun to do, whether it was building a snowman on a snowy day, feeding the ducks, or “advising” the chef. She especially enjoyed her little corner garden patch which she tended with love and care. She loved shopping, and trips to the beach searching for “worry rocks” and pretty seashells, as well as trips to the casino to visit the “one-armed bandits”. Mom was always eager to discuss the latest episodes of Fear Factor or Jerry Springer, and was an avid baseball fan. Over the years, outings and birthday parties with “The Gang” were a big part of her life, as were teas with “the church ladies”.
Mom and her wonderful spirit and character will be sadly missed by us all.
The Family wishes to invite everyone to share in a celebration of mom’s life on Saturday, December 20 at 1:00 pm at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 4235 Departure Bay Road. Tea and refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mom’s memory may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.
“Hey… these beans aren’t cooked!!”
First Memorial Funeral Services Nanaimo 250-754-8333