Margaret Lillie Thompson (nee Joseph) passed away peacefully on February 11, 2013 at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers, BC at the age of 86 years.
Margaret was born on November 2, 1926 in Alexo, AB to Maggie and George Joseph. She will be sadly missed by her 10 children, Gary, Loretta, Teresa (Terry), Dolores, Florence (Richard), Ann (Victor), Francis, Mary (Lawrence), Gabriel (Shauna), George (Lisa) and Frances Derbyshire (honorary daughter); 38 grandchildren; 76 great grandchildren; sisters Hannah Balas, Madeline Heinrich and their families.
Margaret had a strong faith in God which was reflected in her love and commitment to her children and their families. A mother is the only person on earth who can divide her love among 10 children and each child still have all of her love. It’s only appropriate that our mother, with so much commitment to family and to God, passed away on BC’s first Family Day and her church’s Feast Day for Mary, Mother of our Saviour.
Margaret will be missed as a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, auntie, Fairy Godmother to numerous foster children and by many good friends. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Smithers on February 16th, 2013. A celebration of her life took place at the Old Church following interment at the Smithers Cemetery. Memorial donations in Margaret’s name can be made to the BC Lung Assoc. and sent to 2675 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 2K2.