Margaret Josephine (Gergel) Weaver

Weaver, Margaret Josephine (Gergel)

August 24, 1925 – February 8, 2015

A true lady with a sparkling smile left us after a short illness. Marg is survived by her two sons; Bill (Sandra) and Barry (Helen), three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She also leaves

countless friends, her special nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by the love of her life, Bob, her brother Joe and treasured sisters, Mary, Anne and Beth.

Marg was born to Mary and Joseph Gergel in Michel, British Columbia. She grew up in the tightly knit coal mining communities of the Elk Valley as the youngest of the 5 children. She and Bob

married in 1943 and soon after the whole family moved to the Cowichan Valley. Thus began Marg and Bob’s love affair with Ladysmith. Marg’s life was filled with common sense, cooking, wonderful outfits,

friendship and family. She was an avid volunteer, including supporting her boys in Little League and her community as a long standing member of the Eagles and Ladysmith Hospital Auxiliary.

Everyone knew Marg and Bob. They loved to travel and for years spent cold months as retired snowbirds in Mexico where they continued to enlarge their extended family with their generosity and kindnesses.

The family thanks the staff and doctors at Cowichan District Hospital for their care of Marg and the residents and crew at La Rosa Gardens for lovingly welcoming and supporting her during her year there.

A Celebration of Life is planned for March 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 at the Ladysmith Eagles Hall. Please come, wear some colour and help us make this occasion a true celebration, as warm and uplifting as Marg.


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