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December 2, 1940 - January 10, 2024

In Loving Memory ~

Ever strong in her love of outdoor activity, Marg died January 10, 2024 when cancer took away her freedom. Margaret Elizabeth Wood was born on December 2, 1940 in Calgary, Alberta to Edith (Robinson) Wood and Henry Wise Wood.

Marg was lovingly raised by her aunt Francis and uncle Walter Crow due to her mother's illness and death when Marg was seven. Throughout her life, Marg was happy for visits and camping trips to reconnect with her father, siblings, step-brothers and their families.

Marg excelled at playing fastball. She graduated from Calgary's Viscount Bennett High School then the Calgary General Hospital School of Nursing's 3 year program in 1963. Marg was a hardworking devoted nurse in Vernon, Vancouver and Nelson, BC hospitals. With a UBC Diploma in Community Health Nursing in 1972, Marg worked in public health in Stratford, Ontario nearer to her sister Sandy.

Many would concur with Sandy's words to Marg, "you have a good head and a beautiful heart." In 1981 she moved to Nelson to be part of the Kootenay School of the Arts photography program.

Marg wrote, "While often described as a fast, instant type of art, photography makes me slow down and really look at what's around me. I see a whole new world."

Well remembered for her friendly smile and hearty laugh, Marg was often seen along the Dog Walk, hiking and skiing trails, at art and cultural events, in the pool, the library, and at Pride, Women's and Learning in Retirement events. She appreciated conversations about current events at local coffee shops.

Marg helped protect the library collection with the 2.5 month sit-in occupation at the David Thompson University Library. Marg sang with the Ragin' Grannies, raging against the folly of warfare. She contributed to the early Kootenay Coop Radio series on feminism.

Predeceased by her parents, aunt and uncle, brother Gerry, and sister Sandra Wood, Marg is survived by her brother Larry Wood (Joyce), special cousins Judy and Doug Green, and nieces, nephews.

We wish to publicly thank the kind and devoted staff at Mountain Lake Seniors Community and the Nelson hospital and Nurse Mandy Hawke.

For more details of her life and to post condolences and memories please see the Thompson Funeral Home website's Obituaries.

A celebration of Marg's life will be held on Saturday, February 24 from 11-1:00 in The Amenity Room at 805 Nelson Ave. (across from DQ) in Nelson, BC.

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Saturday, February 24, 2024
11:00 AM
The Amenity Room 805 Nelson Ave. Nelson

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