OBITUARY

Margaret Elizebeth (Lyons) Chalifoux

November 7, 1944November 15, 2020

She took the role of mother, grandma, sister, aunty and friend to a whole new level. Born in Oliver BC November 7th 1944 , she bravely fought until 12:12 pm November 15th 2020. Being raised by Margaret Elizebeth Mary Chalifoux (nee Lyons) was like being raised by Marilyn Monroe, Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, and Jane Fonda. She taught by example, self worth, forgiveness, independence, healing with laughter and facing obstacles with dignity. Classy and sassy, she lit up every room she was in. She returned to school at 49 with a grade six education and graduated at the top of her class and went on to work as a health care aid for 22 years. She inspired many. Literacy, education and opportunity was something she wanted for all. She only retired at the age of 72 to fight cancer, which she beat twice. She had hospital staff and visitors singing and dancing. She had a way of making everyone want to dance as freely as her. We now imagine her dancing with the angels. Her kids, grandkids, friends and relatives would like to thank the NRGH palliative unit for the love and kindness you showed her. Until our next dance, the music will never be the same without you.

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Gail Baines

November 26, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Margaret for many years. She always had a smile on her face and had such a positive attitude. It was a real pleasure to be around her. The seniors she visited with loved their time with her and I know their families felt better knowing Margaret was filling in when they couldn’t be there. You will be missed my dear, but I know you’re charming the socks of everyone up there with your huge smile and sparkling eyes ❤️

Mark Collins

November 25, 2020

Margaret and I hit it off right away as friends as her neighbor back about 12 years ago. Margaret had this uncanny way of winning everyone over with her charm and I was no different.

She was a great lady, a sweetheart and I think she had an old soul.

I used to walk Jake for Margaret. Soon after we became good friends and have been ever since. Jake passed on a few years back. Over these past few years Margaret has had lots of cancer treatments and many health challenges. She is a real fighter and I will always admire the brave face she showed us and the courage she had in her fight for life. I will miss her and the world has sadly lost a fine soul and a great lady with our Margaret's passing. Now Margaret will be able to join her little buddy Jake and Ron in the next world. I truly hope so. My condolences to all her family and Amie and Mike for your loss.

God Bless you Margaret
Your Friend Mark

Vivian Johnson

November 23, 2020

I’ll always remember Margaret for her wonderful smile and cheerful disposition. She was great to work with and a fun lady to see at the Blues festival . She will be so missed!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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