Margaret Marian Calvert (nee Stone)

Margaret Marian Calvert (nee Stone) was born

June 25, 1917 in Hazelton, B.C., the daughter of Dr.

Ross and Susan Stone. She grew up in Vanderhoof,

and studied Nursing at the University of Alberta,

where she also played defense on the Varsity ice

hockey team. After graduating with a nursing degree, she studied Public Health at the University of British Columbia and worked in the Vanderhoof area before joining the Canadian Army as a nursing sister in 1943. She served in Britain and on the Continent in 1943-45, then returned to Vanderhoof where she nursed her father during his fi nal illness. After his death, she moved to Vancouver with her mother, then found work in Salmon Arm. There she met and married Wilf Calvert in 1952. After his death in 1960 she and her two sons moved to Prince George, where she worked as a public health nurse. Margaret lived in Prince George from 1961 to 2001, working at the Northern Interior Health Unit until her retirement in 1979. She was an active member of the community, volunteering for the Canadian Cancer Society, Meals

on Wheels, and driving shut-ins and cancer patients

to their appointments. Margaret died in Nanaimo on

June 7, 2007. She was predeceased by her husband,

Wilfred Calvert, and by her two sisters Helen Pinniger and Mary (Molly) Fawcett. She is survived by her two sons, Bill and Philip, their wives, and grandchildren Fabienne, Réjean and Jessye. She had a rich life, and will be missed by all. In lieu of fl owers, please send donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.


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