It is with great sadness we announce that Margaret Woods passed away quietly on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the wonderful age of 90 at Poplar Ridge Pavilion.
Margaret was born October 28, 1926 in Arbroath, Scotland. At the age of 3, Margaret sailed to Canada with her mom, Eliza Watson, father, George Watson and sister, Irene. Over the years of living on Daniel Street, Margaret attended school, she then became a telephone operator for Telus, with her sister Irene.
Mom fell in love with the boy from the other side of town, our dad, Gordon John Woods, and they married on February 19, 1946. She had four children and worked hard as a homemaker to raise each of us. At that time, we lived in Beaver Falls. The family moved to a quiet street in East Trail in 1976. In 1993, mom suddenly lost dad to bone cancer and spent many years missing him.
Mom loved spending time in her yard, either with a book or gardening. There wasn’t a day that went by that she did not speak to at least one or all of us kids. In 2014, mom moved to Poplar Ridge Pavilion and won the staff over with her independence and kindness. She always wanted to be ‘no bother’ as she felt the staff were busy with other residents who needed their help more. She especially loved the late night conversations with them. Not a day went by that mom would not appear at breakfast, unless she was dressed nicely and had on one of her many favorite necklaces.
Mom will always be remembered for her love of a cup of Red Rose tea and Kit Kat chocolate bars, along with the secret stash of cookies and candy she kept in her room.
Margaret was predeceased by her beloved husband, Gordon John Woods, mother, Eliza Watson, father, George Watson, and sister, Irene Repton.
Mom will be sadly missed by daughter, Kris Woods, son, Marty Woods, son, Brian Woods (Faye), daughter, Janis Woods (Len) and grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Personally we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to mom’s extended family at Poplar Ridge, who were not just a wonderful staff who cared for our mom, but made her feel as she was their family.
Thank you to Dr. Libby McCoid who was so caring towards her.
At mom’s request she did not want a service, and cremation has taken place. Her ashes will now be blended with dads’, he was along time waiting.
If you would like to make a donation on behalf of Margaret Woods, please donate to the Poplar Ridge Pavilion care of the KBRH Health Foundation, 1200 Hospital Bench Rd Trail, BC V1R 4M1. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca.
Mom, something is missing in our lives, but we feel great joy, you are now with dad. We love you with all our heart.