Margaret CALLOWAY

CALLOWAY; Margaret Mary (nee Chew)


Margaret (Maggie) Calloway of Mission BC died peacefully on the morning of July 6, 2015. She was born on October 22, 1942 in Lancashire, England. Our beloved sister was predeceased by our parents Eddie and Edna Chew and brother Bernie, and is survived by five siblings: Ann (Art); Pauline (Gene); Philip (Patty); Teresa (Steve) and Edward (Lynda); and Bernie’s wife, Doreen. Also survived by 8 nieces and 7 nephews. Maggie moved to Mission in 1986 and lived on two acres with her beloved animal clan. Here, she became passionately involved in her community and the welfare of others. Maggie worked tirelessly for many charities including: SAINTS, Elizabeth’s Wildlife Center, Burnaby Wildlife Center and numerous others. She was a board member and later, Chair, of the Citizens Advisory Committee at Ferndale Minimum Security Institution, establishing a highly successful animal shelter program in Ferndale run by the inmates themselves. She was also a founding member of the Fraser Valley Humane Society, and founded the Vancouver Sun Walking Club. Decades of experience in major broadcast media, Maggie had been a reporter, producer, talk show host and columnist. She wrote regular newspaper columns for Black Press called “Simplicity” and “RenoNation” Her successful career led to her being named Woman of the Year for Mission in 2009. Special thanks to her loving and supportive friends as well as to the medical staff at Abbotsford Cancer Centre Tertiary Care Unit for their loving care, especially to Dr. Gurgal. A Celebration of Life will be held on August 16, between 1:00 and 4:00 pm, at the Mission Seniors Activity Center 33100 10th Avenue (at Talbut), Mission, BC. Donations can be sent to the Fraser Valley Humane Society 33103 N. Railway Ave., Mission, BC V2V 1E3. Condolences to the family can be sent care of: hamcb@telus.net