April 11, 1947 - August 8, 2018
It is with immense sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Margaret at the age of 71. She passed away peacefully in Bellingham, WA, surrounded by family and loved ones. Margaret was born April 11, 1947 in Vancouver, B.C. to Mary and Alexander Murray. A lifelong nurturer and learner, she obtained her diploma as a registered nurse from Vancouver Community College, continuing on to graduate with her degree in nursing from The University of Alberta, and garnering credentials as an occupational health nurse and nurse practitioner. Her celebrated nursing career included many supervisory roles, professional accolades, and outpost nursing stints in northern British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. For over a decade she worked as a highly regarded public health nurse with the Wetoka Health Unit in Wetaskiwin, relocating to Washington in 1995 to continue her community service within the Skagit County Health Department. Working well past retirement, Margaret was proud of her work as a nurse, and highly respected by her colleagues and patients. Margaret is survived by her husband John of 35 years, her brother Bruce (Sue), her stepchildren Katrin (Dean), Merete (Bryan), Morten (Taslim), her nephews Skigh (Fiona, Sophia, Duncan and Hannah), and Stephen (Krista, Jack and Henry). ‘Nana’ will also be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Sam, Hanne, Tyler, Madeleine and Nolan. Margaret loved cooking and baking, music, travel, animals, and her childhood family cabin in Maple Beach, WA. But most of all she loved her extended family and expansive community of friends. We will forever associate her with the scent of lavender, giant cups of tea, supportive chats, and her wonderful pastry skills. Images of her standing behind the kitchen island at the cabin wearing her apron with a welcoming smile and infectious laughter, interceded by witty and sarcastic quips, while surrounded by her latest tasty culinary creation, are cherished memories. Taken from us far too soon we mourn the void her passing has left, but celebrate her wonderful legacy. We were lucky to have had her in our lives. A memorial service will be held at Westford Funeral Home, 1301 Broadway St. in Bellingham, WA, on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 3 PM followed by a reception across the street at Westford’s Broadway Hall. Memorial donations in Margaret’s name can be made to the SPCA in lieu of flowers. You may share memories of Margaret at www.westfordfuneralhome.com.
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