Inger Margretha Urquhart (Kalhovd), passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 16 in Rosewood Village in Trail, B.C. with family at her side. She was 86 years old.
Margret was predeceased by her husband Hugh, mother Ingeborg, father Torkel and sister Laila. She is survived by son Ian (Theresa), and daughters Judy Livingstone (Brian), Susan Jensen (Mike), grandchildren Brent (Laura), Andrea (David), Adam, Kali, Shane, Robyn and great-grandchildren Mekfira, Kalkidan, Danika, Jaedyn and Benjamin.
Margret was born on August 17, 1928 in Nelson B.C. After living briefly in South Slocan, the family moved to Rossland, B.C. where Margret grew up. It was in Rossland where she met her future husband Hugh. Both enjoyed skiing the undeveloped mountains around Red Mountain. They were married in 1953 and were together for 56 years until Hugh’s passing. After raising her family and helping Hugh run Urquhart’s Pharmacy she retired with Hugh to Nelson in 1995. “The lake” was a special place for family gatherings where Mom and Dad especially enjoyed spending time with all their grandchildren. Margret was a prolific seamstress and also expressed her considerable creative talents through art forms such as painting, knitting and weaving.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
The family would like to offer their deepest thanks to the staff at Rosewood and Lake View Village in Nelson for helping to make Margret’s final years safe and fulfilling.
A Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm at “Carberry’s Chapel”, 1298 Pine Avenue, Trail with Reverend Michael Hare officiating. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca