I was dreaming Thursday morning just after midnight. I dreamed that my mother was being greeted with open arms by her birth family. Her mother Charlotte, and father Howard , and brothers Bill & Warren, and sister Babe. She was so happy to see them, so eager to join them. With her smile full of joy I heard her say, “ Finally I get to go home!”
The dream woke me up and I quickly turned it into a prayer.
Margaret Alicia Thompson (Holley) passed in the wee hours of the morning January 25, 2018 at Oak Bay Lodge where she was lovingly cared for by the staff and her care giver Marissa.
Born in Edson, Alberta April 9, 1920 she would have turned 98 in two months.
She drove her dad’s delivery truck (Holley’s Meat Market 23rd & Londale) during the war years in North Vancouver and was active in Pro-Rec and taught tap dancing as a young lady. She worked in Vancouver General hospital and Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto as a cashier and was devoted to her family and home.
Mom’s great passions were gardening and dancing . She square danced until she was 93.
She is pre-deceased by her husbands Vern Harding and Percy Heasman, her mother Charlotte Holley (Bresnahan) and father Earl Howard Holley (Butch) her brothers Bill and Warren Holley, and sister (Babe)Doreen Atkinson.
Mom is dearly missed by her daughter Louise Baines, sons Howard Harding (Crystal) and David Harding (Trudy Krotzec) , her 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and 2 step-great grandchildren. Her memory will long be cherished by all whom she loved and cared for.
A service will be announced at a later time.
In lieu of flowers a donation to heart and stroke would be appreciated.