Margaret passed away peacefully at her home in Beaver Falls on June 4, 2013.
She leaves behind her sons Robert of Toronto and Bruce of Detroit, and her past husband Heinrich of Vancouver. Margaret was born in Nelson on January 7, 1930, the youngest of 5 children to Boyd and Janet Affleck.
She earned her bachelor’s degree at UBC then worked in Ottawa. In 1955, her sense of adventure led her to Australia to earn her Master’s Degree in Microbiology at the University of Melbourne. She met Heinrich in a local hiking club; they married and moved to Vancouver in 1958. After retirement, in 1995 she returned to her childhood home of Beaver Falls to be close to her sister Helen. Margaret was known for her strong sense of independence but was warm and caring to those who were close to her. She was active in many groups such as the B.C. Naturalists, Retired Teachers Association, and the Beaver Falls Water Board.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™, 1298 Pine Ave, Trail. BC.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca