Margaret Shea

Margaret Shea

Thursday, September 16th, 1937 Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

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Obituary for Margaret Ruth Shea (Thomson)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Margaret at Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, BC. A caring mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, aunt and friend, everyone gravitated toward Margaret's outgoing personality. With a knowing sparkle in her eye, an irresistible laugh and countless clever anecdotes, Margaret was always sure to be the life of the party. She was the embodiment of a life well-lived.

Born and raised in Edmonton, Margaret was often one to challenge conventions. In her teens she won numerous awards as a top speed skater. In her twenties, after moving to Vancouver with her parents and settling in Kerrisdale, Margaret met Bill whom she married in 1958. Bill introduced Margaret to golf, a sport which quickly became her passion. She was the first female golfer to score a hole-in-one at Beach Grove Golf Club and was a winner of a gold medal at the 1980 BC Summer Games. Margaret then went on to Captain the Ladies' Team at the Point Grey Golf Club, where the actor Sean Connery once had the rare pleasure of playing a round with her. Margaret made many friends in Vancouver, Vernon and Sechelt, where she retired to in 2003 after a successful career with the Workers' Compensation Board.

She is pre-deceased by her husband Bill (1936-2013), and survived by her sons Michael and Robert, daughter Karen, granddaughters Aria and Rose, grandsons Ziggy and Rory, sister Betty (Blackburn), brother David, daughter-in-law Elaine, sons-in-law Peter and Kyle, her nephews and nieces, including Analisa, who provided companionship to Margaret over the last few years. The family would like to offer a heartfelt thanks to the team at Lynn Valley Care Centre who cared for Margaret during this challenging time. A celebration of Margaret's life will be held later this year on Bowen Island, date to be announced.

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Kyle Scotland

Margaret, you were such a bright spark. I'm so grateful to have known you and to have you welcome me to the family. The world won't be the same without you, but you'll live on in my heart. xoxo
Comment | Posted at 08:22am via Condolence

Robert Shea

Thank you Kyle for this lovely sentiment and thank you for being in our family.
Posted at 09:49am


Our warmest condolences, from Holly and Joyce Scotland and The Potts family xo
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KARI SCOTLAND-POTTS planted a memorial tree for Margaret Shea
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Michael Shea

Thank you all. This is very thoughtful of you. My mom would really appreciate this, as we do.
Posted at 09:19am

Analisa Thomson

First off my condolences go out to my cousins Michael, Robert, and Karen who lost their mom, and my dad and aunt who lost their older sister.
I am so grateful for the time I spent with Auntie Margaret, and for how close we got. At the moment I’m still processing but I know for me as hard it was to let her go that it was the best for her. I have memories that I’ll never forget like her infectious laughter, stories she would tell about her parents, or just her getting ‘mad’ at my dad. My hope is that she’s laughing telling stories with a glass of wine in her hand after just played a couple of rounds of golf. Love you Auntie Margaret xo Analisa
Comment | Posted at 04:17am via Condolence

Robert Shea

thank you Analisa, very much appreciated
Posted at 12:26pm

Craig Hutchinson

Sorry for your pain Robert, Michael and Karen. She was one of a kind. She was my second Mom for a while. I'll miss her.
Comment | Posted at 03:07pm via Condolence

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