Margaret BRUNNER

BRUNNER; Margaret Elizabeth (Nee Thompson)

February 21, 1926 ~ February 7, 2015

Today the world is a sadder place. Margaret peacefully left this earth with her children’s love and devotion embedded in her heart after living bravely with cancer. She was the mother we all wanted, the daughter we all strive to be, and the friend who never gave up or never let you down. Margaret was the sunshine on her beloved home, and on her summer retreat in Kelowna. She was the light in so many lives and for almost 89 years, she was full of goodness and love. The void of her physical presence will be replaced by the strength of her loving spirit that will surround us always. Margaret is pre-deceased by her husband Hans. Margaret is survived by her four children; daughters Elizabeth, Anne (Kelly), Greta and son John (Maxine) who will carry her in their hearts forever. In addition, her grandchildren Melissa, Lauren, Alanna, Curtis, Derek, Kristina, Evan and Arielle will miss her greatly as will her extended family and friends. The family wishes to express its gratitude to all Margaret’s many wonderful, kind, thoughtful, trustworthy friends and family who supported her throughout her illness. We will never forget Margaret’s cheery, positive approach to life, her extraordinary memory, and sharp mind. Margaret worked for Correctional Services of Canada, plus she continued to give back to her community by volunteering for the Community Policing Office, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Correctional Services of Canada, the Mission Historical Society and the BC Gymnastics Association. Many deeply felt thanks to Dr. Nemanishen and Dr. Galbraith, as well as the nursing staff of Mission Memorial Hospital for the outstanding care they all provided. As per Margaret’s wishes, the funeral is private. If desired, as expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting:

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