McGowan, Margaret Ann (nee Chisholm) Went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at the age of 77. She is survived by her loving husband Ed of 42 years: daughter Colleen Donvito (Pat) of Rosemere, Quebec; three sons: Michael McGowan (Michelle) of Lake Country, BC, Captain Ed McGowan (Catherine) of Wainwright, AB, Rick McGowan (Che-yin) of Burnaby, BC; seven grandchildren: Bradley (April), Gillian (Terry), Tavia (Jason), Haylee, Jesse, Gabrielle and Sophie; four great grandchildren: Emily, Ryan, Austin and Preston; three brothers: Joe Chisholm (Carole) of Ontario, Richard Chisholm (Rita) of Lasalle, Quebec, Mike Chisholm of Lasalle, Quebec; three sisters: Betty Chisholm of Lasalle, Quebec, Kay McGlynn of Montreal, Martha Chisholm of Calgary; sister-in-law Rita Jessop of Newport, Quebec and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son Patrick; brother-in-law Dan McGowan, sister-in-law Sister Joan-Marie McGowan, and her son Pat McGowan. Marg worked for Bell Canada in Montreal for 15 years before meeting and marrying Ed. She moved west with Ed and the boys in 1969, and was an active member of the St. Edward’s Catholic Women’s League for 42 years. Marg was a hockey and soccer Mom in Winfield in the 70’s and 80’s. Her greatest joy was being a grandmother and great grandmother. Marg’s faith in God, her devotion to her family and her selflessness are her legacy to her family, friends and community.
Friends and family are invited to a time of visitation on Thursday, January 28th from 12 noon to 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Prayers will be recited on Thursday, January 28th at 6:00 pm followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Friday, January 29th at 11:00 am both at St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, 11123 Okanagan Centre Road East, Lake Country, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.