In Loving Memory
Margaret Elizabeth (Bessie) O’Mara (nee Rebagliati)
Nov. 11, 1923 – Nov. 22, 2009
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who passed away peacefully with her husband by her side, on November 22, 2009 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Margaret was a caregiver most of her life for people and animals alike. Having a special compassion for animals, she took in many strays and rescues from the SPCA over the years. She loved to cook and to bake. She could make a gourmet meal out of next to nothing and there was dessert on the table every night. She was an avid gardener and grew beautiful flowers in the yard of every home she lived in. Mom also enjoyed knitting and made many socks, touques, mitts and sweaters for her family and others until her arthritis wouldn’t allow her to knit any longer. For many years she would pack up the camper or trailer, turn into a snowbird and they would head south for the winter. Mom spent much of her life hobby farming and cooking in logging camps in the Caribou, the north and the Fraser Valley. In 1993 they moved from Agassiz to Cache Creek to enjoy the drier climate, where she lived until 2006 when she was moved into the Long Term Care Facility at the Ashcroft Hospital, until her passing. She will be sadly missed by Tex, her husband of 52 years and her children Dawn, Ken, Bev and Linda and their families. No service by request. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be greatly appreciated.