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Margaret Ellen Aseltine

March 21, 1921 - September 12, 2012


Margaret was born in Claremont, Alberta, one of eight children. She had many happy memories of her childhood years, being raised on a farm near Grande Prairie. The family worked hard, but always had fun. She met her future husband there, and after their marriage, they lived in Trail, and Kelowna. She and her children moved to Powell River from Kelowna to be closer to her family after the death of her husband Harold (Had) in 1956. Margaret had to become a very independent lady, however she always made the best of her situation and enjoyed her life.

Mom will be missed by her children Duane (Shirley), Diane (Joe) Formosa, Judy (George) Carlson, Jim (Val), Daryll, Pat Vroom, Dean (Ruth); grandchildren Michelle (Wayne), Danielle (Jim), Staci (Lee), Sean (Rhi), Shari (Doug), Steve (Kim), Shane, Jay (Rochelle), Ryan, Scott (Kerri), Erin (Mark), Tania (Rob), Justin, Joel, Carrie (Ken), Kelly (Nesh), Laurie (Ken) and 20 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Annabelle (Jim) Arkinstall and Freida Anderlini, brothers John (Kitty) Stephen, George (Bonnie) Stephen, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters and their spouses Edna (Jim) Harding, Pauline (Frank) Gibney, brother Bill Carll, brother-in-law Ed Anderlini, daughter-in-law Lorraine, and son-in-law Max.

Margaret worked many years with BC Ferries, and she was sure the ship would stop sailing when she retired. She had a great sense of humour, and she loved to travel. She would use any excuse to go on a road trip. She enjoyed her many trips, mostly to Reno with friends and family, loved to dance and was an avid bingo player. She was so happy that all of her children were close by for her remaining years. She was given so many challenges in her life, but she was never one to give up on anything. She always said “never give up on your kids, and never let the kids give up on each other.” Words of wisdom from Mom.

We would like to thank Dr. David May, and the staff of Evergreen Extended Care Unit for the wonderful, compassionate care they gave to Mom. Mom never wanted a service, but as usual her kids didn”t listen and are having a tea on Saturday, September 15 from 1 – 4 pm at the Cranberry Seniors’ Center. She will go on her last road trip to Kelowna where she will be buried with her husband. Now, get in here, and bring a stick in with you.

Thanks, Mom


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