Margaret Catherine (Dornan) McAlister

Margaret Catherine McAlister (nee Dornan)

May 27, 1946 - November 11, 2012

With sadness we announce the passing of Margaret at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver.

Beloved bride of Wilf, sister of John (Beverly) and cherished mother of Joanne and Duncan (Jennifer), Margaret may best be remembered as proud and devoted 'Glamma' or 'Nammy' to her grandsons Patrick (Liz) and James, and granddaughters Anna, Maggie and Ruby. She was also delighted to marry into Wilf's loving family and gain even more beautiful grandchildren.

She was tremendously proud of her children and grateful for their love and support. She shared a long and tender courtship with Wilf and they enjoyed golfing, sailing and travelling together.

Margaret had a knack for friendship and dearly loved her 'posse', her friends from Sears, Eatons, Beechwood and the many people she charmed throughout her life. She lit up any room she entered with her spirit and joy and people were drawn to her beautiful smile. Her enthusiasm was infectious and her children and grandchildren will remember many adventures, most especially the ones where they 'made lemonade from lemons.' They will also remember her bright red fingernails, her insistence that they answer 'yes' instead of 'yeah,' her tea parties, her fervent desire that they 'get a haircut' and her fun, can-do attitude.

Memorial service at Celebration Hall, Mountain View Cemetery, 5445 Fraser Street, Vancouver at 11:00 am on Monday, November 19, 2012 followed by a celebration of her life at the Mackay home. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2012