Margaret was born on March 28, 1933, in Edmonton, Alberta. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in the sciences, and went on to have a pioneering career in mechanical engineering. She was one of the very

first female engineers to be hired by Cherco Compressors in Calgary.

Such determination and intelligence defined her as a person. The AA community was paramount in the Barr home, and Margaret will beremembered for her care and commitment to others, and her tireless duty to support those in need. She always appreciated the fellowship of her friends and the love of her family.

Margaret had a sudden but peaceful passing on February 14, 2016, with her family at her side in Kelowna. She is

survived by her loving husband, Ken Barr; 2 children, Sue Harrhy and John Willumsen; 2 step-children, Tom & Wendy Barr; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Dr. Ross McNaught. She will be missed by many other extended family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1 pm, Thursday,

February 18th, 2016, at Springfield Funeral Home,

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna.  250-860-7077. In lieu of

flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation. The family thank the kind staff at KGH Emergency and 6W for their care and consideration,

and Dr. Mace for her care over the years.

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