8 July, 1932 – 15 April, 2021
Margie’s last hours were in the Marjorie Willoughby Hospice with her husband Jack and daughter Chrissie at her side.
Margie was a second child of Dr. Ron Bradbury and Una Bradbury and she was born in the town of Eltham, Victoria, Australia. She was pre-deceased by her parents, her elder sister Dorothy and younger brother Pete. Educated at Presbyterian Ladies College, Melbourne, Margie completed a 5-year Dietetics degree. Early on she worked at the Royal Melbourne and the Geelong hospitals and later in Canada at Overlander Extended Care Hospital and as an itinerant dietician throughout the Interior.
Margie was a talented Aussie – everything from prize-winning cake decoration, directing “Marjacks” the “Tranquille trainees” at Mt. Paul United in Rev. Dick Hall’s time, playing the piano as an accompanist, painting (all media), gardening, even acting in festival plays for Seniors…and winning! But perhaps her forte was singing where her skill at sight-reading was impressive, but, then she had been in the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir of 130 voices…she was a true contralto. In Kamloops she sang with The A Cappella Singers for 30 years, also Kamloops Choristers, Happy Choristers, and in Anglican Church choirs.
Margie Jones’ family (the Joneses are hard to keep up with!) is far-flung: in Australia, England, Florence, Japan, Canada, and New York. Margie is survived by her husband of almost 65 years, Jack, children Jenny (Alex), Chrissie (Steve), Suzy (Leigh), Paul (Kerryn), brother Ed, grandchildren Hannah, Naomi (Phil), Katie, Jane, Hamish, and great-grandson Nathan, and many nieces and nephews.
Margie was an active Christian volunteering in Senior’s lunches, teaching Sunday school and attending Cursillo retreats. She will be missed by her St. George’s Anglican Church community. She was a kind, caring and loving person. In spite of being diminished in her latter years by Alzheimer’s disease she was a gentle invalid.
“Margaret/Margie, we are proud of you, Wife, Mother, Granny, Grandnana, Auntie, and Friend” We will meet again. . . that is our faith.Print This Obituary & Condolences