After great battle, Margaret Hitchens succumbed to cancer. Margaret was born in Liverpool, England in 1932, with strong Scottish roots. Margaret's early years developed the interest and passion for community and life in general that were Margaret's every day code. Margaret made her home in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1956, coming for a one year visit to sister Sheina and Sheina's family. She was 23. This visit lasted 56 years. Margaret was a physiotherapist, working initially with patients with respiratory problems at the Sanatorium. She moved to the General Hospital where she was head of the Department of Physiotherapy. She helped plan the new department for the newly built Health Sciences Centre where the department moved in 1979. She retired in 1989. Community minded Margaret was a strong supporter of many causes. She was involved in theatre performance and administration. For 25 years she was "Granny" in the Kittiwake production of the Nutcracker. Her interest in storytelling (she is noted for her rendition of Stanley Holloway's "The Lion and Albert") developed in recent years. She was a formidable tennis player and is the most decorated female tennis player in Newfoundland history. She was an active member on many boards including Hoyles Escasoni Complex and Kittiwake Dance Theatre. In her career and life's activities Margaret had many achievements: she was a founding member of the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada, awarded the Masters of Health Sciences at MacMaster University and the Canadian Silver Jubilee Medal. She was inducted into both the Newfoundland Tennis Hall of Fame and Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame. Her family and many, many friends will lovingly remember Margaret. The celebration of her life will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, "The Kirk", Longs Hill, Saturday afternoon, August 11, 2:00 p.m. A following reception will be at Anna Templeton Centre, 278 Duckworth Street, 3:30 p.m. In Margaret's memory a donation can be made to Kittiwake Dance Theatre, PO Box 7414, St. John's, NL A1E 3Y5.