Margaret Spiers Stirling Forsyth White Locke

Margaret Spiers Stirling Forsyth White Locke


November 30, 1921– October 7, 2012

“If you whisper my name, I will be there”

It is with great sadness that

we announce the passing

of our beloved mother,

grandmother and great-grandmother Margaret Spiers Stirling (nee: Forsyth) (White) Locke; she passed away peacefully on Sunday October 7 2012 at

Cottonwoods Care Home.

She leaves behind to mourn her four children Wayne, Deanne (Marie), Kim (Louise) and

Laurie (Tom) and grandchildren Christopher, Jeffery, Justin,

Marina, Cameron, Liam and great-grandchild Finlay. She was the matriarch of our family and has left a huge hole in all our hearts. She also leaves

behind family in Scotland. She lived a remarkable life in

her 90 years on earth; she had many wonderful stories of her childhood growing up in Rutherglen, Scotland. She took a leap of faith leaving her beloved home in Scotland and moving to Canada as a war bride to start her new life, living on White Road for a time, moving up north to Beaton,

Vernon and Fort St. James where her husband’s work took them, but soon moving back to Kelowna for good. She

became a widower much too early, she was a single mother when it was not the norm and managed somehow to raise 4 children on her own. She always enjoyed helping others and would later go back to college in her 50’s to start a

career with the Ministry of Social Services and Housing as

a Financial Assistance Worker at the Rutland branch. Mum was never one to sit still, so after retirement she started to work with mentally challenged seniors in a group home and did that into her 80’s. Family was everything to Mum so her hobbies were few. She had a strong faith in God, which is why she made it through all the challenges life put in front

of her. She left an imprint on everyone’s life who knew her. She was small in stature but larger than life, a feisty little Scotswoman. We are all left with many memories and a huge void in our hearts, gone but never forgotten.

Miss you Mum…….always will

A private family service was held on Sunday October 14, 2002 at Everden Rust Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via email

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