Margaret Mary, died peacefully while surrounded by family, following a battle with Parkinson’s disease at Haven Hill Retirement Centre on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016. She is survived by her loving family: Peter (Lynne), Patrick, Paul (Gail), Peggy, Pamela (Rick), Phillip (Karen) and Priscilla (Francois), brothers; John and Michael Bourchier, 19 grandchildren, (almost) 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Joseph, parents; Erie and Elsie Bourchier, sisters; Evelyn Bourchier and Winefride Schnidrig, and brothers; Oswald, Dick, George and Peter Bourchier. A funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. Rex Velmonte at St. John Vianney parish church, 361 Wade Ave. West, February 20th, 2016 at 10:30 am. A reception will be held in the church hall afterwards, with interment at 2pm, Lakeview Cemetery. Margaret Bourchier was born in Kimberley, BC February 11th, 1929, middle child in a large and musical family. Shortly afterward the family moved to Rossland, BC. Growing up, she was an avid skier, swimmer and roller skater. She married Joe d’Aoust on December 27, 1956, and moved with him to Penticton and started straightaway to raise seven children. Margaret was a well-known face in the arts in Penticton, active in Penticton Light Opera, Summerland Singers and Players, Musaic and Madrigal Singers. Very important to her was her Catholic faith, which led her to serve the community through Right To Life and Canadian Food for Children; as well, she led her parish choir for many years. Family, faith and music were everything to Mum. Her doors were open to all, and generosity, gentle humour, and kindness blessed everyone she met. The family would like thank the nurses and aides of Haven Hill for their loving care of our dear Mum. Memorial donation may be made to Penticton Birth Right.
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