Benson, Margaret (Madge)

It is with heavy hearts the family of Margaret (Madge) Benson announce her passing on December 29, 2011 at the Chemainus Health Care Facility. She was predeceased by her husband Bill (1981) and parents Fred and Ada Cardy.

Madge was born in Edmonton Alberta on July 31, 1920 and was raised on the family homestead at Abee, Alberta. She married her neighbor, William (Bill) Benson in 1939 and in 1948 the whole family moved to their farm in Cedar BC.

Left to mourn are her children: Albert (Moira), George (Betty), Doris, Jim (Anita), Margaret (Alexander); grandchildren: Sandra (Bill), Ron (Lorrell), Buff (Lisa), Ray (Contessa), Sheldon, Colin (Kelly), Steven (Lena), Aaron, Kathy (Les), L’Anne (Neil), Megan (Keith), Jared (Samantha), Nikolai, Christopher, Patrick (Leah) and Tristan; great grandchildren: Whitney, Ryan, Brantley, Emmilly, Travis, Martin, Omar, Chloe, Oliver, Nicole, Ben, Kieran, Jacqueline, Campbell and Jane, plus numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Madge was a longtime member of the Cedar Women’s Institute and served as secretary before her move to Chemainus. She was involved with the Cedar 4-H dairy club when her children were young. Also you would see her at Cedar Farmers Market from May till October. In later years she was a member of the Cedar Seniors Group.

A sincere thank you to all the staff at Chemainus Health Care Centre for their loving care of our mother for the past three years. We couldn’t have picked a better place for her. She so enjoyed the wonderful ocean view out her window.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Society or Chemainus Health Care Centre. A Memorial Tea will be held at the Cedar Community Hall on January 14th, 2012 from 1 – 3 pm.

Telford’s of Ladysmith

250 – 245 – 5553

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