Wakelem, Margaret McKenna

(née Ritchie)

April 2, 1926 – March 30, 2013

With great sadness we announce the passing of Marg with her loving family by her side, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Born in Glasgow, Scotland on April 2, 1926, Marg moved to Canada as a war bride after WWII and was a long-time resident of Nanaimo. She passed away peacefully on March 30th, 2013.

Marg is survived by Walter, her loving husband of 67 years. She is also survived by children, Alf and Sandra (Hugh) McCormick; grandchildren: Deanna McCormick, Jody (Jack) Chaston, and Rory (Michelle) McCormick; great-grandchildren: Kyden McCormick, Casydee McCormick, Northrup Rainey, and Julie, Tyler, Rachel, and Alayna McCormick. Marg is also survived by nieces and nephews in Scotland, Alistair (Sheila) Ritchie, Stewart (Stephanie) Ritichie, Amy (Allan) McCabe, Ian (Pam) Ritchie, and Elizabeth (Richard) Ritchie. She is survived by nieces and nephews in Canada, Kathy (Cliff) Green, Bill (Eve) Smith, Darlene Dory, Karen (Glen) Lawrence, Michelle (Wayne) Hollman, Roger and Dennis Smith, and numerous great-great nieces and nephews.

Flowers gratefully declined. Please make a donation in Marg’s memory to a charity of your choice.

A Celebration of Marg’s Life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Wakelem family home.

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