Margaret Carpenter

June 10, 2018

Margaret Gillian Airth Carpenter, of Logan Lake, passed away peacefully in Merritt on June 10, 2018 at the age of 87. Affectionately known as Puppy, she is survived by Donald Carpenter, her husband of 61 years; daughter Linda (Logan Lake); Sons Jim (Pea- chland) and Fraser (Vancouver); brother-in-law Fraser McKee and grandchildren Jeff and Aaron. Margaret was predeceased by her parents Col. Charles and Margaret (nee Cook) Wiggs, as well her sister Rosalind (nee Wiggs) McKee, her brother Owen and sister-in-law Bonnie Wiggs. Margaret was born and raised in Quebec City, until graduating from Quebec High School. She at- tended Mount Allison University, graduating with a Creative Arts Diploma in 1953. While working in a hospital in Ottawa, she met and then married Don Carpenter, a member of the RCMP. They had three children –Jim, Fraser and Linda. Margaret andfamilymovedtoBCin1964andafterabrief stay in Mission settled in Maple Ridge where many of the neighbouring children thought of Margaret as their second mom. In 1979 Don and Margaret moved to Mission, choosing to retire in Logan Lake in 1991. Margaret worked in various medical settings until her retirement as Activity Director from Mission Hospital. Margaret was always volunteering her time to various needs over the years, most recently spending nearly 20 years serving the Logan Lake WHY with great determination. Over the years she enjoyed gardening, fishing, artwork, antiques and her pets.
Whenever things weren’t going well she would merely say, “better days ahead”.
A funeral service will be held Monday, June 25, 2018 at 12 noon at Logan Lake Community Church with Pastor John Boyd officiating. Interment to follow at Whispering Pines Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Logan Lake WHY. Service arrangements entrusted to Merritt Funeral Chapel. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.MerrittFuneralChapel.com

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