Margaret Elisabeth Mallory

Margaret Elisabeth Mallory

1937 – 2017

Beloved mother and grandmother, she will be remembered by sons James (Anna) and Michael (Tammy), daughter Leanne, and grandchildren Abigail, Catherine, Doug, and Hannah, and be missed by family and friends. Predeceased by her husband Lester, parents Harris and Dorothy, and her sister Donalda. Margaret was born in Summerland and spent her childhood in Okanagan Falls, where she met her future husband. When she was unable to become a veterinarian, entry to those programs at the time being restricted to only men, she enrolled in St. Joseph’s, completing her medical training in 1961. Her career kept her on the coast of BC, until she came back to the BC interior, where she met Lester Mallory once again, his family having returned from the US. They fell in love and were married in Okanagan Falls in 1965. In 1974, they settled in Summerland, remaining there until Lester’s retirement in 1996, when they moved to Kaslo, where they lived until his death in 2007. During her final years, Margaret lived with her daughter and granddaughter in Vernon. She was a sportsman, and competed in figure skating and equestrian events. Long after her own competitive days had passed, she actively supported and followed the careers of Canadian athletes in both sports. Margaret was active in the United Church in Summerland and Vernon, taking on the roles of board member, organizer, and participant in family-focused events. A

long-time member of the Okanagan Historical Society, she remained interested in local and European history throughout her life, and was present at many Medieval themed events as a member of the SCA. Committal Saturday, March 4 at 2pm in the Kaslo Upper Cemetery, Kaslo, BC. Memorial Service to follow at a later date. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @

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