Born: July 21st, 1927
Passed on: January 3rd, 2013
Margaret Preston Craig was born on July 21, 1927 in Holytown, Scotland the seventh child to her parents Elizabeth and John Craig. She passed away on January 3, 2013 at the age of 85 surrounded by the love of her family.
Eventually there were four boys and four girls in her family and she was the last surviving member.
She was predeceased by brothers John, James, Robert and William and sisters Betty, Nancy and Isabelle.
The Craig family came to Canada from Scotland when mom was only six months old. She was always happy to talk about the years she spent growing up in North Vancouver and about how her brothers were always in trouble. They were a rowdy bunch of Scotsmen.
Mom married dad, Jim McCauley in 1947 and in 1961 the family moved to Kamloops where dad worked as an engineer for CP Rail. They had a good life together and enjoyed many travels along the way. Dad passed away in 1996.
Mom eventually moved to Kamloops Seniors Village where she had a lovely apartment with a wonderful view and where she was well looked after. She had a special place in her heart for the Care Aides Lianne and Cheryl. Thanks girls for your loving care of mom.
Mom is survived by her son Dan McCauley (Charlien) and her granddaughter Janet McCauley (Kirk). Sadly mom was recently predeceased by her beloved first born grandson, Jimmy McCauley and many years ago by Jim and Janet's mother Marilyn Vandean McCauley. She is survived by Jim's wife Lisa McCauley and their three sons, Danny, Randy and Matthew.
Mom is survived by her beloved daughter and caregiver Pat Mazzotta (Ector) and ever so proud of her grandson and his family, Chris (Tasha), Teagen and Milana Mazzotta. She was sadly predeceased by her infant great granddaughter Aliya Elsa Mazzotta. Great Gramma was always eager to take a trip to Teagen and Milana's school concerts or dance recitals and was always welcomed with huge hugs from both kids. She was fortunate to have attended their recent Christmas Concert.
Mom is also survived by granddaughter Lisa Mazzotta (Marty) great grandson Dawson and great granddaughter Paige. She never failed to tell Lisa how beautiful she was and how much she loved her and her family. She always enjoyed going to Dawson's hockey games or having a visit from Miss Paige. It was on more than a few occasions Lisa was called on to assist her Gramma with health issues and on those occasions Gramma always knew she would be well looked after.
Her granddaughter Janet McCauley had these words to say about her Gramma.....my Gramma was a beautiful lady. She was proud, she was strong and she made the best roast beef dinner ever. She always wore earrings and never left the house without her lipstick on. She always had candy for us. She loved us very much. Safe travels Gramma.....we love you.
Her granddaughter Lisa Mazzotta wrote.....missing someone is not about how long it has been since you have seen them or the amount of time it has been since you have talked...it is about that very moment when you are doing something and wishing they were there with you.....right'o Gramma, off you go.
There is to be no service.
Please, if you wish to remember Margaret, make a donation to the Salvation Army on her behalf.
Arrangement entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service.