With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Marguerite Louisa Faint who, while in the arms of her ever-loving daughter Shannon-Anne, slipped gracefully into the eternal light. Marg’s indomitable spirit allowed her 5 year battle with cancer to end with a final truce in the early morning hours of November 16 at the age of 69.
She is survived by her only child Shannon, her brothers Edward “Ted”, Rowan (Carol-anne), son-in-law Jeffrey Murphy, granddaughter Shea, grandsons London and Teague, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Avril Cottrell and her parents Harry and Anne Faint.
Born in New Westminster, Marg was raised in Kamloops and graduated from St. Ann’s Academy in 1969, then went on to work at Sears for the next 45 years, during which time she managed to earn her Bachelor of Arts from University College of the Cariboo.
Marg’s boundless love and devotion to family was shown in her untold sacrifices for her aging parents, and did not end after their passing, but continued with her doting love for her grandchildren that will be terribly missed. Generous to a fault, Marguerite always thought of others before herself. Friends, coworkers, even strangers, and her good friends (or anyone who’s received a dish of her cabbage rolls or baked spaghetti) all know the extent of her kindness and generosity.
Marguerite also leaves behind her dearest little dog Bailey. Her favorite charity was the SPCA so a small donation in her memory would be appreciated. Marg requested there be no ceremony. Condolences may be sent to DrakeCremation.com
Mum (Grandma) we will miss you dearly, so with all the fondness in our hearts we offer you this Peace Prayer of St. Francis, whom you so loved:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
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