September 23, 1937 – September 12, 2015

We sorrowfully announce the passing of Margaret Diane (Spankie) Myers who slipped away peacefully on September 12th, 2015 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

Margaret was born on September 23rd, 1937 in Burns Lake, BC to James and Marion Spankie. She moved to Cherryville where she met her husband Arthur. They were married on September 24th, 1955. Margaret and Art moved around BC, following Art’s forestry career, and eventually settled in Vernon. They spent the last several years living in Armstrong on their son’s farm.

Mom’s greatest pleasures in life were: spending time with her family, feeling the wind blow in her face, singing country songs, gardening and watching a summer’s storm.

Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her children: Charolette (Bob) Hanaghan, Janet (Morris) Haugrud, Wanda (David) Coneybeare, Dale (Laurie) Myers, and Julia (John) Ruschienski; twelve grandchildren: Shelly (Jeff), Brent (Cassandra), Eliza, Amanda, Kailee, Amy, Reid, Broydon, Jacob, Samantha, Chelcie and Jessica; four great grandchildren: Sydney, Haley, Taylor, and Jayden; sisters, Eileen, Mavis and brother Edwin; numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Arthur, in 2012, her mom, dad and sisters: Nora, Stella, Isabelle, and Rosie.

The family would like to thank everyone involved in Margaret’s care at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Polson Extended Care and Pleasant Valley Manor. Thank you for the kind and gentle care given to our Mother.

A memorial service will be held at Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Monday, September 28th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. A reception will be held in the Pleasant Valley Tea Room.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 4333. Condolences may be offered at

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