Margaret Anne McVey (nee Mountford)

Margaret Anne McVey (nee Mountford)



Anne was born on

December 3, 1948 in

Penticton, BC to

Gordon and Mildred Mountford. She spent her early years living at the resort that Gordon had developed at

Paradise Lake, located near Elkhart Lodge on the Coquihalla

Highway. In her

teenage years, Anne went to live in

Edmonton with her Aunt Emily and Uncle Laurie and

finished her high school. She married and had two sons, Scott and James and spent time living in various

communities associated with the mining industry.

Anne then remarried and had her youngest son, Steven

and spent time living in Yellowknife.

Anne raised Steven on her own with the help of dear friends. In 2002, her life adventure took another turn when she met her third husband Paul. At that time she was

working in a chiropractic office in Westbank. It was soon

after that meeting that Anne, Paul and Steven moved into a common home to start their new adventure together.  Around 2005, Anne found a new job with a local

manufacturer of water park play equipment. It was also at this time that she and her family purchased and moved to a home in Peachland with a wonderful view of the Okanagan Lake that provided so much calm to her soul. Things changed again for Anne when she found a new job as the Business Administrator to the Kelowna Waldorf School. It was at this place of learning that she found a job that she truly loved.  She had many new responsibilities and roles, but reveled in the new experiences and working with the “little ones” as well as working with their parents, the

teachers and the staff at the school.  Anne found that the philosophies and teachings of the school resonated with the spiritual learnings that she had found on her life journey.  Anne left us suddenly and without warning in the early

morning hours of May 8, 2012. She is survived by her sons Scott (Tanya), James, and Steven (Karalee), her brother Jim (Pearl), sister Mary (Gilles), her husband Paul, her step sons Aaron (Chalan) and Josh (Katie), two grandchildren, Lilly and Max and numerous nephews and nieces. Anne loved to cook and there were many fine feasts shared at the Peachland home. She also had strong artistic sense and loved to paint, decorate and sew. Anne touched the lives of so many over the years, and the world is a better place for her having been here. She was taken away from us way too soon. She will be missed by many and there will be a huge hole left in her absence. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. 

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