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McVey, Margaret Anne (nee Mountford)

December 3, 1948 — May 8, 2012

Anne was born on December 3, 1948 in Penticton, BC to Gordon and Mildred Mountford. She spent her early years living at the resort that Gordon had developed at Paradise Lake, located near Elkhart Lodge on the Coquihalla Highway. In her teenage years, Anne went to live in Edmonton with her Aunt Emily and Uncle Laurie and finished her high school. She married and had two sons, Scott and James and spent time living in various communities associated with the mining industry.  Anne then remarried and had her youngest son, Steven and spent time living in Yellowknife.Anne raised Steven on her own with the help of dear friends. In 2002, her life adventure took another turn when she met her third husband, Paul.   At that time she was working in a chiropractic office in Westbank. It was soon after that meeting that Anne, Paul and Steven moved into a common home to start their new adventure together. Around 2005, Anne found a new job with a local manufacturer of water park play equipment. It was also at this time that she and her family purchased and moved to a home in Peachland with a wonderful view of the Okanagan Lake that provided so much calm to her soul. Things changed again for Anne when she found a new job as the Business Administrator to the Kelowna Waldorf School. It was at this place of learning that she found a job that she truly loved. She had many new responsibilities and roles, but revelled in the new experiences and working with the “little ones” as well as working with their parents, the teachers and the staff at the school. Anne found that the philosophies and teachings of the school resonated with the spiritual learnings that she had found on her life’s journey. Anne left us suddenly and without warning in the early morning hours of May 8, 2012. She is survived by her sons Scott (Tanya), James, and Steven (Karalee), her brother Jim (Pearl), sister Mary (Gilles), her husband Paul, her step sons Aaron (Chalan) and Josh (Katie), two grandchildren, Lilly and Max and numerous nephews and nieces. Anne loved to cook and there were many fine feasts shared at the Peachland home. She also had strong artistic sense and loved to paint, decorate and sew. Anne touched the lives of so many over the years, and the world is a better place for her having been here. She was taken away from us way too soon. She will be missed by many and there will be a huge hole left in her absence. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Women’s Shelter, http://www.kelownawomensshelter.ca

Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for McVey, Margaret Anne (nee Mountford) is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Carol Nelson says:

    Paul and your family. It was a shock to hear about Ann. She is a very special lady and the memories you all have will be held special to your heart for all time. Our prayers are with you and your family. Carol and Rick.

  • Carla Stephens says:

    Dear Paul & family

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    Carla stephens

  • Ken and Bim Luknowsky says:

    Paul, Aaron, Josh and all your families we are so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing lady and a lot of fun. Always remember the fun and love she gave to all. Our thoughts are with you. Love from Ken and Bim in Mexico.

  • Karla Hewitt says:

    Shea and I send our thoughts to you and family. She will always be remembered by us for her love of cooking and her “magic bags”. I think we bought at least 5 of those magic bags as great gifts we shared with our family. I’m personally going to miss her home made chocolate covered cherries!

  • The Goodwin Family says:

    Anne will never be forgotten in our home. Words cannot describe the sudden loss of this Magnificent Woman.
    We all are so very blessed to have known her and called her friend.

    Leslie ,John, Richard and David.

  • Krys and Steve Vines says:

    Paul & family
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
    Krys and Steve

  • Barb & Jessica Watson says:

    Anne will be missed, she was an wonderful woman with many talents. Our condolences go out to her family.

  • Ann Newton Lacey says:

    Dear Paul,
    We were saddened to hear of your loss. I have not seen you in years, but my mother talks to your mom often. Our condolences.
    Ann and Steve Lacey
    Shirley Newton

  • Gene Cadman says:

    To all Anne’s family members. My condolences to all. Please know that I think she was a special person and always made me feel welcome when it was meal time at Mary’s. What a great cook. My prayers go out to you all.

  • Diana Blake says:

    There really are no words, I just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you after hearing of your wife’s sudden passing and I hope that you have lots of family and friends around for the support you need. Wishing you peace. Know your angel is with you always.

  • Darlene Zerr says:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Steven, and your family.
    Darlene Zerr

  • Lynn Welder Lalonde says:

    Paul and family ;
    I just heard of your loss, Paul, and I am so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.I know you lost your best friend but always remember she will always be in your heart.
    Lynn Welder Lalonde & family

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