Margaret Whitelock

Whitelock

Margaret

January 21, 1921 – January 8, 2015

Margaret was born in Woking, Surrey, England and grew up helping her family run several estate farms. She was the 2nd youngest of five children, who are predeceased. At 19, she joined the Women’s ATS Army Corp at the outbreak of WWII. It was during this time that she met her husband to be, Edgar Charles (Terry) Whitelock. In 1946, she and her family of two children came to Canada where she settled in the Kootenays, first in Nelson, BC where she had relatives, then later she moved to Castlegar, BC. where she became involved in “Little Theatre” and won several awards for acting. After, her husband died in 1974, she moved to Penticton, BC and started working for a Veterinarian where she could express her love for animals and in particular dogs. Margaret was a very creative person, and enjoyed writing poetry, painting pictures, sewing and gardening. She passed her wonderful skills on to her daughters, who appreciate them to this day. Later on, she volunteered at the Penticton Art Gallery and enjoyed the many activities of the art community. Her son Tony Whitelock passed away in July of 2012. She is survived by two daughters, Carollyne and Kim and a Grandson Dennis Whitelock. Special thanks to the staff of The Village By The Station in Penticton for their excellent care and to Trish and Rebecca, care workers, for their special care during the last few months of Margaret’s life.