Margaret Rhynolds


With her loving family by her side, Margaret passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 28 at the age of 75 years. She is survived by her children Carol (Dan) Buis, Stephen Makey, Rick (Donna) Rhynolds and Debbie (Dale) Dickie. Nanny or Gramma as she was also called , leaves behind grandchildren Jennifer (Mike), Justin, Megan (Rolan), Brandon (Tonya), Susan (Dave), Leanne (Neal), Christine, Heather (Brian), Cathy (Len), Chris, Kyle, Liam and Vanessa as well as 12 great grandchildren. Margaret is also survived by her sister Patty (Alec) Morris. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Levi, sons David Makey and Bill Rhynolds, parents Edwin and Grace Prior, and her sister Connie Pyne. Margaret was born in Eastbourne, England on December 2, 1931. In 1950, following the atrocities of World War 11, she and her sister Patty moved to Canada and settled in Ridgetown, Ontario. Here she met her first husband Robert Makey. During this time she worked as a legal secretary, and after Robert passed way she worked for Ontario Hydro. Later, Margaret married Levi and they decided to head west to start their lives together. In 1970 they moved to Clinton where they built and operated Lakeview Campsite. Mom worked tirelessly around the house. Countless hours were spent baking, babysitting her grandchildren and offering love and support to all those who needed it. She was indeed the glue that held our family together. In 2003 Margaret moved to Ponderosa Place in Kamloops. Here she met many wonderful friends through the various actives in which she took part. These friends truly enriched her life. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff in the ER and 3rd floor West at Royal Inland Hospital for their care and compassion during Mom’s final days. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Margaret’s life at an informal tea to be held on Saturday, November 3 in the Cactus Room at Desert Gardens, from 1 to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the SPCA Society in memory of Margaret.

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