Margaret Lillian Conroy (Bull)

February 25, 1928 – September 15, 2016

Marge was born in Ocean Falls February 25, 1928 to Margaret and Richard Bull (Both are predeceased). She spent her youth growing up in Powell River.

Marge married Thomas Conroy on May 5, 1951 and they spent 50 happy years together until his passing in 2001. Marge is survived by her son Glen, her grandchildren, Tina, Windy, Angie-Lee, Cherie and Denis and five great grandchildren as well as her brother Alan (Sally) Bull. She will also be most missed by her “adopted family” Terri (Bill) Harrison, their daughter Jenn and granddaughters Ryla and Ashlyn, also her “adopted son” Sonny Lee, as well as many loving friends.

Marge graduated from the RN Program at Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing on September 25, 1949. She moved to Nanaimo to take a position at the Nanaimo General Hospital. She loved nursing and did this until her retirement in 1986.

Marge enjoyed knitting, crochet and needlework, especially hardanger. She created many beautiful pieces and often won ribbons for her work. She took up watercolor painting in her later life and created lovely pieces of art. She was a long time member of the Island Stitchery Guild, St. Andrew’s United Church and an avid supporter of the Port Theatre and the SPCA, giving a loving home to several dogs and many cats. She truly loved her cats. After the death of Tom, she joined the Saturday Morning Walking Group under the Nanaimo Community Hospice which was a great support to her and where she made many new friends. Marge had many friends and she created new ones everywhere she went.

Her wonderful smile was always present. She cared genuinely for everyone she met. She was a strong, independent woman, she was loyal and she was loved by so many who will miss her so much.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew’s Church, 311 Fitzwilliam Street, Nanaimo, B. C. on September 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm. A tea will be held in her honor after the service in the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC SPCA, Nanaimo Branch, 1245 – 7th Ave E, Vancouver, B. C., V5T 9Z9 Condolences may be offered at

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