Margery Isobel Mikulic

July 30, 1926 – August 6, 2022
In loving memory ~
Even though you flew away in our hearts you will always stay.
Margery Mikulic will be sadly missed but well remembered for her determination, strength and ability to support others in times of need. In addition, her meticulous eye for detail, meant she was a “star” custodian at the Ucluelet schools and in her home front, noted for her unconditional love for her family.
Margery, born in Vancouver in 1926, did not have an easy life. At an early age, she had to take on the responsibility of looking after her young siblings. By the time she had turned 16, she began working in a veneer plant to further help support her family. Margery’s life changed, when she met her sweetheart, Ernest Magnussen. They married in 1949 and were blessed with their first child, Diana. In 1951, they moved to Ucluelet to start their new life. Years passed, and their family grew to a total of four children: three daughters (Diana, Judy and Mavis) and one son, (Arnold). Tragically, Ernie fell to leukaemia at the tender age of 40, leaving Margery to manage her family on her own. Despite this adversity, she continued to work in the schools while maintaining a “life as normal” for her children.
In 1963, Margery met her second husband, Mike Mikulic who embraced his new family. A loving husband and father, with a beautiful heart. Excitement was in the air when a new addition to the family, (Barbara), was born. Margery and Mike enjoyed 48 years of shared love and laughter before Mike passed away in 2011.
Margery enjoyed dancing, bowling, bingo, playing cards, gardening and family gatherings. She opened her home and heart to many children and teenagers who needed a safe refuge and a loving home. No matter how small or crowded her home was, she always found room for another child to stay for as long as needed.
Margery was well known for her baking, especially her butter tarts and cookies. She baked weekly goodies for her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nurses and neighbors; her baking was a gift that she gave to each of us, right up until the very end of her well lived life.
In her final years Margery donated a great deal of time to the Hugginz By Angel Foundation where she cut out the fabric angels and wings that were sewn onto love filled blankets and sent globally to sick and dying children.
Margery is predeceased by her son-in-law’s Chuck Cripps and Dave Oye and her grandsons Stephen and Raymond Cripps.
Margery is survived by her 5 children and their spouses; Diana Cripps, Judy Magnussen, Mavis and Danny Burns, Arnold and Cheryl Magnussen, Barbara Mikulic, 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren as well as her many dear friends.
There will be no service as requested by Margery. There will be a small family gathering this coming fall.
Margery had a peaceful and loving send off and was wrapped in the love of her children as she gained her wings. Before she left, Margery asked that we look for her in the butterflies. As her spirit flew off butterflies magically danced in the nearby windows and floated into the room through the open doorway. It was a truly beautiful and peaceful passing. We are grateful for every moment that we had with our mother, who will be well missed.
We wish to thank Dr. Wendy Johnson, Dr. Owen Brown, Catherine and each of the Home and Community Care Nurses, for the loving care they provided to mom in her final years.
“Don’t be afraid.
Change is a beautiful thing,”

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