Margaret Elisabeth Mallory

1937 – 2017 Beloved mother and grandmother, she will

be remembered by sons James (Anna)

and Michael (Tammy), daughter Leanne, and

grandchildren Abigail, Catherine, Doug, and

Hannah, and be missed by family and friends.

Predeceased by her husband Lester, parents

Harris and Dorothy, and her sister Donalda.

Margaret was born in Summerland and spent her

childhood in Okanagan Falls, where she met her

future husband. When she was unable to become

a veterinarian, entry to those programs at the

time being restricted to only men, she enrolled

in St. Joseph’s, completing her medical training

in 1961. Her career kept her on the coast of BC,

until she came back to the BC interior, where

she met Lester Mallory once again, his family

having returned from the US. They fell in love

and were married in Okanagan Falls in 1965.

In 1974, they settled in Summerland, remaining

there until Lester’s retirement in 1996, when they

moved to Kaslo, where they lived until his death

in 2007. During her final years, Margaret lived

with her daughter and granddaughter in Vernon.

She was a sportsman, and competed in figure

skating and equestrian events. Long after her

own competitive days had passed, she actively

supported and followed the careers of Canadian

athletes in both sports. Margaret was active in

the United Church in Summerland and Vernon,

taking on the roles of board member, organizer,

and participant in family-focused events. A

long-time member of the Okanagan Historical

Society, she remained interested in local and

European history throughout her life, and was

present at many Medieval themed events as a

member of the SCA. Committal Saturday, March

4 at 2pm in the Kaslo Upper Cemetery, Kaslo,

BC. Memorial Service to follow at a later date.

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