Margaret “Raye” McAllister

June 3, 1933 ~ March 21, 2013

Our beloved Raye passed away quietly on March 21 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital with her family at her side. She is survived by her sister, Norah Fraser, her niece Beth Webber (Chuck), nephews Don Fraser (Sylvia), Neil Fraser, Scott Fraser (Debbie), four grand-nephews and one grand-niece.

Raye believed passionately in education and taught school in Nanaimo for many years. Her other great passion was service to others, and she was an active volunteer at the 7-10 club for a number of years, and generously supported many other causes as well. Raye travelled the world with her friends, and closer to home she enjoyed walking, hiking and her regular trips to the Vancouver Opera. Raye was an avid Bridge player and Wednesday morning Bridge was the highlight of her week. Sadly, the last four months were very difficult for Raye, but her attitude remained unfailingly optimistic and she kept up her sense of humour and her keen interest in the world around her.

Raye received wonderful care at the Nanaimo hospital. The family would particularly like to acknowledge the kindness and compassion shown to Raye by the Dufferin Activation Unit, the Emergency department and the 4th Floor nurses and doctors, all of whom took such good care of Raye and her family right until the end. Raye didn’t wish for a formal service so none will be planned. Friends may wish to remember Raye by supporting N.A.L.T. and The Haven Society.

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