Dec. 10, 1923 – Jan. 12, 2016
Margarita passed away peacefully at Penticton Regional Hospital on Jan. 12, 2016. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Robert; sister, Irenee; son, Edward; and sister-in-law, Barbara. She was predeceased by her sister, Astra; and sons, Peter and Hardy. Margarita was born in Riga, Latvia and always held fond memories of her birthplace. She attended university at Frankfurt, Germany, to study Pharmacy. She and Robert moved to Ottawa where they raised their family, and in 1982 they moved to Penticton for their retirement. Margarita was an avid reader of nonfiction and she prided herself on maintaining knowledge of current affairs and events. Margarita will always be remembered by her neighbours and friends as the elegantly and stately dressed woman, riding her single speed in all weather conditions to complete her errands. Margarita would often be seen “cruising” downtown with a smile on her face - she enjoyed riding her bicycle into her 90th year.
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