MARJOT JARVIS KIRK (NEE MARTIN)

August 18, 1916 – September 29, 2015

Margot (“Maggie” to some), passed away peacefully at the age of 99 years, at the North Shore Kiwanis Care Centre in North Vancouver. Her parents emigrated from Scotland with their young family of three (2 daughters and a son), and settled in Vancouver, where Margot attended University Hill School, followed by her education at UBC (BA), from which she graduated in 1938. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. UBC is also where Margot met Doug (Dad), and they were married in 1939. Their busy life continued with the eventual arrival of Gordon, David, Tom and Vicki … a bustling household! We will never forget the Sunday barbecues and the famous hamburgers.

Margot was creative, she was a ‘doer’ … as well as a gracious, strong, independent woman and a wonderful hostess. She enjoyed many activities including tennis, swimming, golf, bridge and more. Family was the centre of her life … she was always in our corner and there for everyone.

Margot and Doug enjoyed the company of their many friends, lifelong and new, with a good portion of time being spent as members of the Hollyburn Gyro Club. Moving to The North Shore in the late 1940s, Margot and Doug were pioneers of The Edgemont Village area and contributed to its development and growth. Margot taught neighbourhood swimming lessons over several summers in the family pool. Eventually, Margot went into real estate, being a very active realtor alongside husband, Doug. Margot and Doug shared a love for Hawaii and its culture, including dance and music.

Several years after Doug’s passing (1985), Margot moved to Vernon to share time with her sister, Nancy Mann, where she was surrounded by many friends and even more nieces and nephews. She enjoyed her years at the Kalamalka Country Club, particularly as a keen swimmer and ‘lady of the lake’ … occasionally, showing off her amazing diving talent!

Margot returned to West Vancouver in 2009, to be closer to her family and to carry on with life’s adventures.

Margot, our dear Mum, is remembered with love by her children Gordon, David (Jeanette), Tom (Leslie), Vicki (Peter) and all her grandchildren and great grandchildren and large extended family, here and abroad.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the loving and compassionate caregivers at the North Shore Kiwanis Care Centre. We are so thankful to the whole Kiwanis Team for making it such a good place to be for our Mother.

Memories are truly timeless treasures …. we will be gathering to ‘Remember Margot’ at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice or to the North Shore Kiwanis Care Centre – 2444 Burr Pl, North Vancouver BC V7H 3A5.


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