We grieve the passing of our dear Mother and Oma.
She is predeceased by her husband, parents, sisters and their spouses. Born and raised in Germany, Margot was the youngest of three girls. After the devastation of World War II, Margot was privileged to alone, immigrate into Canada, as a young woman, eventually making her home in Prince Rupert, B.C. She worked as a nurses aid at the Miller Bay TB Hospital and also trained with
Pitman College in Vancouver to become a bookkeeper. She became a teller supervisor at the Bank of Montreal and eventually met and married her life partner in Prince Rupert, also from Germany, Hans Will, in 1960. Her treasured family began to grow with the births of: Alexander (Donna Reece), Anita (David Materi) then Mark (Janet).
Margot became a fulltime homemaker and when Mark started school, she was employed by Lindsay’s Cartage as a part-time bookkeeper, years later, a tour guide for the Rupert Museum. She also operated the Mt. Hays canteen for a summer, shortly before the closure of the Gondola Ski Hill.
Mom was hardworking, frugal, resourceful and enjoyed life in Canada to its fullest. She particularly enjoyed travelling, baking, crafts, and festive celebrations with family and friends and in later years, competitive Bridge with dad. After she was widowed in 2004, Mom moved to her favourite B.C. vacation spot, Kelowna. She enjoyed many more years there until her health took a turn about 4 years ago. She lived her last 1½ years at Terraceview Lodge in Terrace, B.C. where she could be closer to her children, Anita and Alex and families.
She will be deeply missed by her children and her very treasured grandchildren Justine, Garrett, Jeffrey, Krista, Wilhelmina, Meghan, Jordan and more recently, several great grandchildren.
Many thanks to the staff at Terraceview Lodge for your kindness and care, and also to those dear friends that offered their time and support to Margot and the family.
“Let the Heavens rejoice”
Until we all meet again, Dear Mother and Oma, you remain forever in our hearts.
An intimate celebration of life will be planned for a later date in Prince Rupert, B.C..