July 19, 1935 – February 1, 2021
Margaret (Markie) Oldfield, K’sm-gaak (Big Raven) passed away suddenly but peacefully on February 1, 2021 in Prince Rupert, BC at the age of 85. She was born in Lax Kw’alaams on July 19, 1935 to parents Annie Hayes (Sampson) and Wilfred White. She is predeceased by her parents as well as her sisters Violet White, Katherine White, Ella Bulleid, Carol Wallington, and brother Don Price. She is also predeceased by her long-time partner Frederick Busby.
Margaret is survived by her sister Beatrice Bryant and brother Jim White (Michelle). She is also survived by her children Marie Oldfield (Wayne), Abby Scott, Michael Alexcee, Margaret Burnham, David Oldfield and step-children Donna Busby Brochu and Denise Busby Griffin. She leaves behind her grandchildren Ann-Marie Helin (Kelly), Marric Fillion (Amanda), Kiera Fillion, James Carson, Lianna Spence, Brenna Alexcee, Grace Cooper, Katelyn Barnett (Thomas), Carol Racchi (Nicholas), Nicole Van Larken (Matthew), Jordan Burnham and step-grandchildren Sydney Albright, Garret Brochu, Catherine (Dan), Charity (Colin), James (Stephanie), Hannah, Jonathan (McKaela) and great-grandchildren Mia, Kylie, Koah, Kyle, Logan, Hailey, Kassidy, Kiera, Dexel and Felix, step-great-grandchildren Mattias, Forrest, Zachary, Austin, Lucia Reilly, Emersyn. She also leaves numerous nephews, nieces, and friends.
Markie had a great sense of humour and always had a smile on her face. She had an artistic nature, a flare for fashion, and loved to dance and sing. She was an amazing cook who hosted many memorable family gatherings. She was also a great baker and was extremely generous with gifting sweet treats, especially at Christmas.
Margaret received her formal education at the Port Alberni Residential School; she was a Residential School survivor. She did not allow this experience to affect her loving, giving personality, instead it made her a strong and independent woman. She sang in the choir at school and continued to sing throughout her life.
She was a hard worker. Her passion was cooking and an excellent cook she was as many of her friends, family, and customers will remember. Margaret enjoyed life and was a very social person, she easily made life-long friends wherever she went.
Margaret was well-loved and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Due to the current circumstances we will wait to honour her when friends and family can gather at a later date (to be determined). Obituary
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