Margaret Laura (Fosness) MAY

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MAY, Margaret Laura (nee Fosness) Peacefully, after a short illness and with family at her side, Margaret passed away on March 16, 2013 in Victoria, B.C. Margaret was born on April 23, 1917 in Winnipeg, MB to Arthur W. and Helen P. Fosness. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, George O. May in 1959. Margaret is lovingly remembered by brother, John (Laurel) Fosness of Columbus Ohio and by children, Peggy Rislahti and Kelly Wionzek of Winnipeg, MB, Shirley Curtis and husband, Terry of Victoria, BC, Gordon May of Victoria BC and Ross May and wife, Barbara of Cobble Hill, BC. Margaret was a loving grandmother and GG to Kate Rislahti, David Curtis and wife, Tricia and children, Callum and Nolan, Alan Curtis and wife, Mia and children, Rebecca and Nora, Colin Curtis and wife, Kimberley and children, Hannah and Dylan, Ainsley Pahl and husband, Kevin and son, Owen. Margaret is also survived by three nieces. Margaret graduated with a BA from the University of Manitoba in 1938. She worked at the Manitoba Sugar Company and then as a reporter at the Vancouver Daily Province and the Winnipeg Tribune newspapers. After her husband's death, Margaret raised her four children with inner strength, lots of love and gentle kindness. She returned to university and graduated in 1967 with a Bed, after which she taught Junior High English at Churchill High School. After ten years, she retired and shortly thereafter moved to Victoria. With various friends, Margaret did extensive travelling and regaled family with tales of her wonderful adventures. She enjoyed her new friends, hiking groups, a dinner club and bridge groups. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at Parkwood Court for their wonderful support and compassionate care over the last two years. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11:00 am at McCall's Downtown, Johnson & Vancouver Streets in Victoria, BC. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the CNIB Guide Dog Assistant Fund or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at "> .


Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from Mar. 21 to Mar. 23, 2013
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