It is with great sadness that we announce that our dear Margaret Blanche Brown passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at the age of 67 years. She is survived by her husband of forty-four years, Phil; her son and daughter-in-law Ian and Jodie; her daughter and son-in-law Sheila and Paul; two grandchildren Kyle and Emily; as well as her brother and sister-in-law Bill and Angela.
Margaret was born in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, she attended the Girls High School and then Liverpool University, graduating with a BA (Hons.) in Geography in 1961. She received her teaching certificate in 1962 and then married Phil, joining him in Toronto where she taught for a year at Branksome Hall. In 1963, Margaret and Phil moved to Ponca City, OK, where both children were born, before moving to Calgary in 1968. From 1975 to 1979 she was employed in the Gallagher Library at the University of Calgary, before joining the Hudson’s Bay Oil and Gas Company where she became an Information Specialist in their library. This continued after the takeover by Dome Petroleum and for a short time following their acquisition by Amoco. Margaret then excelled as a consultant for several oil companies before settling, more-or-less full time, with Petro-Canada until her retirement in 1998. An avid gardener, Margaret is well-known in the Calgary horticultural field, having contributed many articles to the CHS monthly magazine, acted as one of the authors of “The Calgary Gardner” (1996) and conducted several courses for the CHS. Her comments, suggestions and enthusiasm will be missed. Margaret was also active in the art world, producing numerous watercolours that cover the walls of her home and those of her children. She and Phil were for many years keen participants in Scottish Country Dancing and more recently she was very involved with several book clubs.
A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held at MacEwan Hall, 2500 University Drive N.W., Calgary, AB on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966 or to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, www.salvationarmy.org.
We would like to thank the staff at the Tom Baker Centre for all of the early care she received and particularly the staff at the Agapé Hospice for their loving care and kindness in the final stages.
In living memory of Margaret Brown a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences