It is with heavy hearts we announce mom’s passing. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Waughs River, Nova Scotia December 26, 1929, passed away in Victoria September 23,2023 at the age of 93. She was predeceased by her husband Graham, daughter Dianne, brothers Lloyd, Carl, Reg and sisters Mildred and Elva.

She is survived by her daughter Sherry (Bob), 4 grandchildren Shayne, Sherri (Andrew), Robyn (Lee), and Dan (Nicole), her 5 great grandchildren Christian, Bryden, Rowan, Charlotte and Dawson, son-in-law Bruce, brother Donald (Diane) and sister-in-law Thelma, Emily (Brad) as well as many nieces and nephews.

Mom was involved in many organizations over the years including the Victoria horseshoe club, Korean War Veterans, Fraternal Order of Eagles, RCASC (Royal Canadian Army Service Corp), Newfoundland Club and the Esquimalt Legion.

The family would like to thank the Palliative Care Unit staff at Victoria General Hospital for all their compassion and care.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Palliative Care Unit at Victoria General.

Funeral Service to take place at McCall Gardens Funeral Home, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC October 2nd at 10:00am. Interment to follow at Hatley Memorial Gardens

For those who wish to join us, but are unable to attend in person the service will be broadcast live over zoom.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens



  • Doug Hayman

    Deepest sympathies to all Marge’s family. She was a beautiful, larger than life fireball, whom we didn’t meet her until she was in her late 80’s at a family reunion in Nova Scotia. She arrived in some splendor, the best dressed person in the room and loving it. Marge was my father’s (Alden Hayman) 1st cousin. We discovered, after she’d got Doug onto the dance floor, that we both lived in Victoria. While we didn’t share a lot of time with Marge, we enjoyed her company and her joie de vive. She introduced us to Tom Morrissey’s music and he played last week at our wedding, the day Marge passed away. We had hopes that Marge would be there, but it was not too be. Marge lived a rich, full life. We will miss her.

    Doug Hayman and Jane Cowell

  • Barb and Brad Gibbons

    Sherry, Bob and families, The service for your mom was lovely, just like Marge. So glad to have been able to see the service here in Ontario via Zoom. I couldn’t be happier to have seen Marge just 2 weeks before she passed when visiting Victoria. Your family were like family to us and we missed our time together when we moved away. You were so very fortunate to have her so
    mentally able right to the end. I’m glad I was able to see her and reminisce, she will be missed.

  • Dilys Wakal

    Dear Sherry,Bob and family:So very sorry for the loss of your mother.A beautiful woman inside and out.
    I will remember her fondly. And how she loved to dance.Sending deepest sympathy and condolences to you at this difficult time.
    Love and hugs to you and your family.
    Dilys Wakal

  • Helen (Sillers) Durling

    Condolences Sherry and Family. Remember your Mom from way back seeing her at your Grandparents home. My Mom Lillian kept in touch with her. Take care

  • Jim Cameron

    On behalf of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Association I wish to extend our sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Marge’s family and friends. She was well known in the Corps and attended many functions. She would always ask when the next function would take place. She will be missed and remembered by many. May you now Rest In Peace Marge.

  • Sandi Tibbetts

    Dearest Sherry, I am sorry to hear of Aunt Marge’s passing. She lived a good long life and was active in so many things for most of it. Now she is together again with Diane and Uncle Graham resting in peace and maybe playing a card game or two with my mom and dad. My condolences to you, Bob and all the grandkids and great grandkids. Love you Cuz

  • Nancy & John Buchanan

    Sherry, Bob & family.

    Sending our sincere sympathy to you in the passing of your mother. She has always been a big part of your life.

    She will be welcomed into heaven by her family before her. May you find comfort in the memories you will always share.

  • Don & Joan Kain

    Thinking of all of Marge’s family that will miss her deeply, always so friendly and full of fun.
    It was an honor to know you and we enjoyed all the special times we had with Marge.
    Dance on and throw those horseshoes to the stake.

  • Emily Laurel Brown

    Sincere sympathy, a huge loss to your whole family. We remember Marge fondly for she was always very kind to us when we visited, and when Jan was at Pearson she did everything she could to make her welcome in the west. I will always remember the first time I met her, it was at a gathering at her parents house in Nova Scotia, a pre wedding gathering before she and Graham were married, and she wore a mauve chiffon dress, and I will never forget how beautiful she was. She loved pretty things and fancy earrings, and dressing up. She was an organizer and a hard worker in every organization in which she participated, and although age and health made it impossible to be active the last few years, she will be missed by many. She will be remembered as a loyal friend, a wonderful Mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Rest in peace Marge. Sending love to all. Brad, Em & Family

  • Randy and Patti Doan

    So sorry to hear about your Mom Sherry. Please know we’re thinking about you during this difficult time. Sending hugs to you and your family

  • Ruby Mackenzie

    Deepest Sympathy to Sherry , Bob , Bruce and family and friends , Aunt Marge will be missed for her Annual Xmas cards , she was always connected and was always styling .
    We have found memories of their visits home. She lived a great life and lots of fun times , We send love and support during this difficult time .

    Blessings to all ,

    Ruby, Gordon and family

    Thelma Hayman as well

  • Roxann Smith

    My deepest condolences for the loss of your Mom, Sherry and to the rest of the family also!

  • Lynn Hayman/Wayne Manning

    Dear Sherry, and family,

    So very sorry for the Loss of our dear Aunt Marge. She was a beautiful spirited force and always had a big smile for everyone. Although always many miles away, was certainly a favorite Aunt. Loved her letters and will always remember the Christmas I spent with her, uncle Graham and Gram Hayman and our trip to Lilloett- I will remember always her being my only smoking Aunt and the wonderful visits to the maritimes, she will be missed by many of us. Our deepest sympathies to you all at this very sad time of your big loss, love and Big hugs to you all! Live Lynn and Wayne xoxo

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