March 10, 1931 – June 24, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Elsie Isherwood (nee Ward) on June 24th, 2019. Margie passed away peacefully with her granddaughter Katie by her side after a slow declining battle with dementia.
Margie as her friends called her was born on March 10th, 1931 in Vancouver, B.C. She was raised in the big city of Vancouver with her older brother Daniel, younger brother Bob and older Sister Jeannie. She completed her degree in Nursing in Vancouver but did most of her work at the Port Alberni Hospital. She met Matt Isherwood and married him in 1954 and moved to Port Alberni where they raised their three children; Jim, Ted and Susan. Margie was a true caregiver to her patients at the hospital, to her children, grandchildren and friends. She spent time creating long lasting friendship and connections with her friends from nursing, everyone down the canal at the family float home in Kildonan, and the people in her neighborhood on Alderwood drive where she had lived for over 40 years. Her house was the center for her friends, her family and their friends to come and visit. To sit in Margie’s kitchen and have coffee
while she puttered around you making sure you had everything you needed was a true gift. Her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews were her greatest pride. She was always seen taking pictures of them and when she moved out of her house on Alderwood Place she had a room filled with photos of everyone in her life. Margie was the one person in her family to keep in touch with everyone through cards, letters, notes and emails. She took the time to visit them personally as often as she could. Her independence kept her going through the
years and it was a sad day when her illness took that away from her.
Margie was the epitome of a selfless person receiving all her joy from helping others, whether it be her career, her family or volunteering in her community. We will all miss the connection she made with us, the world would be a better place if we could all be a little bit more like her.
Margie leaves behind her son Ted, Brother Bob Ward (Marilyn), Grandchildren Ryan (Marnie), Taylor (Donna), Kody and Katie Isherwood and Great Grandchildren Allison, Jack, Rowan and Oliver Isherwood. She was preceded in death by her husband Matt Isherwood, Daughter Susan and Son Jim, her sister Jeannie, brother Daniel, niece Dorene and great nephew Darren.
The family would like to thank the staff at Fir Park Village for their care and kindness towards Margie in her last few years with them. In lieu of flowers the family would ask that you make a donation to the Alberni Valley Hospice Society and to be more like Margie Isherwood and spend time with the ones you love.
“Our minds know you are in a better place where this is no pain. You are at peace. We understand that, we just wish we could explain that to our hearts”
To an amazing woman you will be missed.
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