Margaret Bayne

Born November 18, 1916

Margaret Bayne (Vickers) Nov. 18, 1916 – Jan. 27, 2013 Margaret passed away peacefully on Sunday surrounded by her closest family – husband Alfred, Kathlene Beebe, and niece Adriann Clark.

Margaret was born in Ontario. Her school and business years were spent in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, where her father was a school principal. In 1945, while three of her brothers were still in the armed forces overseas, she and Alf Bayne were married. Her brother Jon, of operatic fame, sang at their wedding as a teenager. In her desire to share the Good News of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, Margaret played an indispensable partnership role with her husband during their years of missionary work along the BC Coast with the Goforth and ashore as co-founder of Camp Homewood in 1948. Alfred and Margaret have had a fulfilling retirement at Homewood where Margaret continued on as a board member and was active in the ministries of her church. She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Alfred Bayne, her brother Jon Vickers, sister Ruth Marshall, sister Bernice van Vleet, and many nieces and nephews of whom she was very fond. Thank you to the many friends who gave wonderful support during this time. She fulfilled well her lifelong desire to serve and honour the Lord Jesus.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February the 9th at 2:00 pm at Camp Homewood on Quadra Island. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to Camp Homewood, Box 40, Heriot Bay, British Columbia, V0P 1H0.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2013

Margaret Bayne

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Paul Birch

February 7, 2013

From my earliest childhood the Baynes, the Goforth, and Homewood have been part of my life -- an inspiration and a shining example of Christian service. I recall Alf discussing with my parents his intention to marry Margaret. What a wonderful choice! She has been a support and partner in the wonderful work that God has accomplished through their long ministry. We will miss her gentle presence but we are thankful that her example lives on for the thousands of people she has touched.

February 6, 2013

Was surprised to read of Margaret's passing in the Victoria paper this morning. I grew up with Alf Bayne in Penticton and supported his early work with the Goforth and Homewood. I remember the reception at the church when he brought his 'new bride' there.
I enjoyed spending time with them in Campbell River and at Homewood when I was a staff representative with World Vision. My prayers with Alf all family