101 - Margaret Elizabeth Higginbottom - Oliver, British Columbia
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N 49° 10.651 W 119° 34.202
11U E 312699 N 5450369
Quick Description: Margaret Elizabeth Higginbottom gravestone is in the Oliver Cemetery located off Fairview Road and Rockcliffe Road. There is a sign for the cemetery at this junction.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 12/7/2020 1:27:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM13G7A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
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Long Description:
Margaret Elizabeth Higginbottom was born March 9, 1916 and passed away on January 26, 2018 at 101 years of age.

Margaret Elizabeth Higginbottom gravestone is located in Okanagan one of the oldest parts of the cemetery. Margaret is in section W in plot 8.

Margaret Elizabeth Higginbottom is at rest with George, Charles. Cynthia and Mary and Henry all Higginbottom family members.

Margaret Elizabeth Higginbottom is missed by family and friends.

"Local woman surrounded by family and friends as she celebrates 100th birthday
Posted by Osoyoos Times
Mar 24, 2016

Margaret Higginbottom celebrated her 100th birthday two weeks ago. Joining her for the special occasion were her three children Robert, Herb and Blanche.

She was all smiles as her three children, Robert, Herb and Blanche as well as her grandchildren and great grandchildren, along with dozens of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews gathered in a meeting room at Shores Restaurant in Osoyoos to say hello, wish her well and share a large birthday cake.

Up until four months ago, Higginbottom lived in the same home that she lived in for many years on Sidley Mountain east of Osoyoos, but failing health forced her to move to Mariposa Gardens in Osoyoos not long before Christmas, said her son Herb.

His mother was born in Grindrod, B.C. and lived in that small community up until her late teenage years, when she met her future husband and moved to the Bridesville area, where she lived most of her life, he said.

“Dad spent his entire career in the logging and forestry industry and mom stayed at home and raised her children,” he said. “She always had a passion for the Okanagan Valley and never once showed any desire to leave this place.”
(Excerpts taken from an article celebrating her 100th birthday)
Source: Osoyoos Times

Oliver Cemetery was established about 1870 and is very well maintained. There is a veterans section, and a scattering garden and the oldest sections are Sage and Okanagan. There are approximately 3,500 interments that are graced by towering trees and well maintained grassy areas.

There are numerous dedicated benches and trees, and a memorial garden with a gazebo.

Location of Headstone: Oliver Cemetery

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