TURTLE, Margaret "Maggie" Isabella February 5, 1927 – October 13, 2013 . Dear Maggie left us on Thanksgiving Weekend. She is survived by her sister Ann of Gandia, Spain; daughter Julia Guest (Les Cassettari), sons Martin, Andrew, & Peter Guest; twins Carrie & Nina Turtle; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and she loved them all. Born Margaret Baldwin in Maidenhead England, she served with the WAAFs during WW2. In 1957 when married with 3 children, emigration to Canada was at the desire of her father; the family came to Nanaimo where he was greens keeper of the golf course. Following divorce, she met and married Bill Turtle on Vancouver Island where she had the twins and life took her to Zeballos, then to Black Creek in the Comox Valley. As her health declined she moved to West Vancouver in 2006 to be in the loving care of family. Maggie's love of gardening carried forward to her children and she always made a beautiful garden wherever she lived – this is where she listened to her soul. She loved the outdoors and it was her great sadness not to be able to take a walk on her feet into the woods. A talented artist, her paintings adorn many homes of family and friends. She was a character and will be missed by the caring staff of West Vancouver Care Centre, to whom the family owe great thanks, and to Brigitte Zerkowitz for her care and friendship. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 2nd, 2pm at Gleneagles Clubhouse, 6190 Marine Drive.
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Published in The North Shore News from Oct. 23 to Oct. 24, 2013