We Remember


May 24, 1940 – May 1, 2021

With saddened hearts, we announce the passing of Margaret Stephenson on May 1, 2021. She passed away surrounded by family at Kelowna Hospice House.

Born May 24, 1940 in Edinburgh, Scotland to the late George and Dora, Margaret immigrated to Canada with her husband, Tony, and two children, Mark and Lynda in 1967. They travelled on the Empress of Canada. Once here, they settled in Calgary, AB until 1980, then moved to Edmonton until 1992.  They relocated back to Calgary before settling in Kelowna in late 2009.

When not spending time with her family, Margaret could be found doing jigsaw puzzles, collecting antiques, reading, and most of all, spending time with the family dogs.

Margaret was a compassionate, loving wife, mother, and nanny, and she will be missed by her children Mark (Tammy), Lynda (Don), Paul (Carey), and Cara (Tom); her 14 grandchildren; her 12 great-grandchildren (with one due to arrive in August 2021); not to mention the 13 “grand-dogs”.  She also leaves behind her siblings Archie and Willie, both of Scotland; her in-laws Jeanette and Maureen; three nieces; a nephew; and several great- nieces and nephews.

The family would like to offer a profound thank-you to the caring staff at the Hospice House Kelowna for all the support and help.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BC and Alberta Guide Dogsbcandalbertaguidedogs.com

A Celebration of Life will be held to honour Margaret, however, due to the current pandemic restrictions, it will be by invitation only. The family would like to invite all who want to pay their respects to join by Livestream on TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2021 AT 10:00 AM PST. A recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter. To view the Livestream/recording or

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