With heartfelt sadness, we announce the passing of our
dear mother on February 12, 2014 at the age of 88, in
Aylmer (Gatineau), Que. Margaret is survived by her
4 children: Elaine Coutinho (Arthur); Glen Bilyk (Joyce); Lorne Bilyk (Sheryl)and Larry Bilyk (Jennifer); her sister Irene Carbonneau; 13 grandchildren and 2 great
grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband John, her parents Oswald and Mary Gutch, her sisters Rose,
Betty, Edna, Esther, and her brothers Walter and Elmer.
Margaret was born in Wyngard, Sask., and grew up in
Saskatoon. She married John in 1949 and they raised
their 4 children in Prince Albert. In 1969 they moved to
Kelowna, where they lived for 42 years. After John’s
death in 2011, Margaret moved to Aylmer, Quebec and
lived with her daughter & family. Margaret loved her family and was self-sacrificing for them. She was very hospitable and everyone loved her cooking. Margaret had a strong faith in Jehovah God for 66 years and studying the Bible with
others brought her much joy. The greatest gift that Margaret and John gave to their children was a spiritual heritage.
On March 8th 2014 at 2:30 pm, a memorial service will
be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at
1637 Cryville Road, OTTAWA, Ont.