RIDEOUT, Margaret Munro,
July 15, 1919 – Jan. 19, 2012
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox, B.C.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband Allan James Rideout “Jim“, daughter Margaret, son James, granddaughter Keira and brothers Edward and Nicholas of Scotland.
She is survived by sons Allan (Laura) of Mill Bay, Edwin (Arlene) of Victoria, Don of Courtenay, Dave of Royston, Greg in England, grandchildren James, Kerri (Noel), Rob, Jane, great-grandchildren Christopher and Madisyn, and brother Tim (Betty) and other family members in Scotland.
Born in Edinburgh, Margaret served with the British army in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (A.T.S.) during WWII. She met and married Jim of Twillingate, Newfoundland in 1943 while he served in the Royal Navy, and moved to Canada in 1946, raising their family in Vancouver, Dartmouth, Victoria, and the Comox Valley.
Margaret loved gardening and cooking, and was also fond of sports, music and reading. She enjoyed her volunteer work with St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church while living in Victoria, and was a member of the Comox Valley War Brides.
Margaret was a loving and caring mum and grandmother, who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She showed strength of character in coping with the effects of a stroke almost three years ago and was loved by many around her.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Comox Valley Senior’s Village for their care and support during the past two years. Special thanks also to Robert Johnson, her physiotherapist, for his encouragement, motivating sessions, and whose company she so enjoyed. Our thanks also to the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their care and compassion, and to Wendy and Anne of Keystone Eldercare Solutions.
At Margaret’s request there will be no service. A family remembrance will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.