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Margaret Elsie Schindeler

August 26, 1930 - December 13, 2015


We are sad to announce the passing of our mom, grandma, great-grandma, aunt and good friend to many.  She passed away peacefully at Evergreen Extended Care Unit in Powell River with her family and friends by her side.  Mom was born in Vancouver to George and Elsie Beattie of Gorge Harbour, Cortez Island, and spent many years there before arriving in Powell River in the mid-1940's and graduating from Brooks Secondary School in 1949.  She married the love of her life Ralph Schindeler in 1951and had three children Georgia, David and Lee.

Margaret was a homemaker and also worked in retail for several years  She enjoyed life and had a good sense of humour.  She never had a bad thing to say about anyone and was a kind and compassionate person.  She curled for many years and was quite good.  Mom and dad enjoyed being on their differant boats all over the coast, travelling as far as Prince Rupert.  In retirement, they travelled by car mostly throughout North and Central America, until Mom had a life-changing stroke in Reno, Nevada in 1997 on their way home.  She had a good recovery but suffered much hardship.  She moved into care, first in Powell River General Hospital in November 2011 and then into the extended care unit in 2012.

Mom was predeceased by her mom and dad, sister Norah, her husband Ralph and eldest son David.  Left to mourn are daughter Georgia (Mark), son Lee, grandchildren Rowyn and Cameron Devito (Steven), great-grandchildren Caleb and Ben Devito, many nieces and nephews and many friends.

Margaret was a dedicated member of the Anglican Church all her life.  She was also a long-standing member of TOPS, chapter BC2736, for many years and a longtime member of Powell River Stroke Recovery Club, which she continued to attend until last spring.  As a young girl, Margaret was in Job's Daughters and Order of the Eastern Star.

A funeral service for Mom will be held Monday, December 21, at noon at St. David and St. Paul's Anglican Church, 6310 Sycamore St., with a luncheon to follow in the basement.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Powell River Stroke Recovery Club c/o Royal Canadian Legion Branch #164, or a charity of your choice, would be greatly appreciated.




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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Allan Schindeler
Relation: I am Dick & Jerri Schindeler's son

I comes with great sadness to hear of the loss of your Mom. I met your folks only a couple of times but thought they were great folks.

out deepest sympathy to all of your families; Al & Tracy Schindeler from Camrose, Dick & Jerri Schindeler, from Strathmore, A.B.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 21, 2015
Beginning at 12:00pm

Anglican Church of St. David and St. Paul
6310 Sycamore St.
Powell River, BC Canada

There will be a reception held immediately following the service in the downstairs hall.

6310 Sycamore St.
Powell River, BC Canada

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