Margaret Evelyn (Larson) Greene
April 11, 1920 to Nov 30, 2008
Margaret Greene passed away quietly and peacefully at the Bulkley Lodge Nov. 30, in the presence of her family, after a brief and intense battle with cancer. Her days at the lodge were filled with loving care. The family wishes to thank the great nursing Staff, Dr. Preto, and all who so willingly and ably cared for her and made her last days so pleasant.
Her beloved husband John Carlyle Greene, daughter Anna Madigan and grandson Glen Madigan predeceased Margaret.
Margaret grew up in Ocean Falls on a floating logging camp and was the middle child of Richenda and Lars Larson. After High School, Margaret went to Victoria Normal School for teacher training. She arrived in the Bulkley Valley in 1944 to teach at Quick School. Upon her arrival in the valley she knew she would spend the rest of her life here. She married dairy farmer John Greene and together they raised four girls on Meadowbrooke Farm in Quick and in 1963 the family moved to Telkwa.
Margaret loved to teach elementary school and taught in Quick, Driftwood and Telkwa. She taught her daughters, nieces and nephews and in some cases more than one generation of a family. She also taught piano to a few children. She left teaching to care for John for the years before he died. During that time she took up cross-country skiing and painting. She was an active member of the Quick Women’s Institute. She was an avid gardener, loved to pick berries and make jam. She was an excellent seamstress and made clothes for her children as they grew up. She loved to knit and quilt and could mend anything. She was an avid reader and was a member of the Telkwa Library. She was also involved in the Telkwa Museum Society, and the Telkwa Seniors.
Margaret is lovingly remembered by her daughters Beth Greene, Anita Clegg (Pierce), and Sharon Hartwell; Grandchildren Tanis Forgues, Ken Barger, Curt Barger, Jennifer O’Donnell, Kathleen O’Donnell, Nicole, Jared, Julius and Jesse Clegg, and Great Grandchildren Allison, Katelyn, Isadora, Kara and Miica.
A memorial service to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held at St. James Anglican Church, Smithers on Sunday Dec. 7 at 3pm. In Lieu of flowers, you are invited to make a donation to the Bulkley Lodge.