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Margaret Filion

April 17, 1921 - February 4, 2014


Passed away peacefully in 2014 at Cowichan District Hospital.  Margaret was born in 1921 at King’s Daughters Hospital (now Cairnsmore Place), Duncan.  She attended Duncan Elementary School and Duncan High School.  After graduation, she attended Sprott-Shaw College in Victoria.  In December of 1941, she met Donald Filion, a soldier in the North Shore Regiment based in New Brunswick whose unit was based temporarily in Victoria.  They were married in May 1942.  Don was killed on September 17, 1944 in France.  During the war years and after, Margaret worked as a legal secretary to various lawyers in Duncan.  In later years, she assisted David Williams in preparing his manuscripts for the publication of his books.  Margaret was predeceased by her brother Lewis and her sister Nairn (Callewaert).  Surviving family members are sisters Doreen (Wilkinson) and Glenys (Lister).  A Graveside service will be on Friday February 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm in Mountain View Cemetery (Somenos and Drinkwater Roads), Duncan, Rev. Michael Wimmer officiating.  Memorial Tea to follow at Duncan Meadows Golf Course (6507 North Rd.).  Memorial Donations in Margaret’s memory can be made to The Salvation Army of Canada (855 546-5556) or the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia (604 681-6530).  

Together again with Don


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Julia May Madison
Relation: I was her friend for many years.

I was shocked to learn of Margaret’s passing. My condolences to Doreen and Glenys. Rest in peace dear Margaret.

From: Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Relation: Legacy beneficiary

We would like to thank and extend our appreciation to Margaret Filion for the Legacy gift she created on behalf of the thousands of people in B.C. with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, and on behalf of their caregivers. Sincere condolences to family and friends.
-Alzheimer Society of B.C.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 21, 2014
Beginning at 1:30pm

Mountain View Cemetery

Duncan, BC Canada

Duncan, BC Canada

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