June 20, 2020
Margaret Moisey (Ritch) passed away peacefully at the age of 92, June 20, 2020, at her home at Sandalwood Retirement Residence. Predeceased by her husband, John Moisey, brother Jack Ritch and parents Jesse and David Ritch, long-time residents of Kelowna.
She is lovingly remembered by her family: son Brian (Robyn) and daughter Barbara (Robert); 4 grandchildren Brienne, Brandon, Nicole, and Gregory; as well as two great-grandchildren Tori and Shae.
Margaret taught elementary school for many years in Rutland and at Raymer School and positively touched the lives of many students whom she often saw in her daily travels about town. After retiring, she was an active supporter of the Heritage Classroom.
Margaret was very proud of being born in Kelowna, was interested in its history, and was a member of the Okanagan Historical Society. Music, the Arts, and Community were important to her, she volunteered in leadership roles with numerous groups including Community Concerts, the Women’s Group to the Symphony, the Scottish Country Dance group and the Stagette Club, to name just a few.
She thoroughly enjoyed attending many cultural events including the Symphony and the local Dinner Theatre. Travelling was a favorite activity; locally she loved to go for a drive through her beloved Okanagan valley and marvelled at the new growth and development. She was an adventurous traveller internationally, recently receiving a “7 Continent” Travel Award with Wells Grey Tours. All those who knew Margaret, knew her love of fashion, stylish dresses, matching shoes, and sparkly jewelry, always accompanied by a big smile. She will be remembered fondly and missed by many.
A private family Celebration of Life will be held due to COVID restrictions.
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