It is with deepest sorrow that our family announces the passing of Margaret Anne Buchanan (nee Gillis), born July 19, 1940, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at the age of 81.
She is survived by her children Nelson William Alexander “Andy” Bradley (April Lee Anne), Kari Joyce Bradley Vallee (Kevin), and Johanna Merrie (Joie) Switzer (Clayton). Loving Gran to Taylor Anne Bradley, Brian (Jack) Bradley, Cameron Vallee, step Gran to Ashley, Samantha, and Alicia, and a great Gran to Cali -Ann.
Margaret Anne was born in Baddeck, Cape Breton, NS, raised in Espanola, ON, and lived her adult life in Sudbury, ON. She was a wonderful Mum, Gran and friend to many. She was a community activist, an environmental champion, and a supporter of women’s rights. It was most fitting that she passed away on International Women’s Day.
Margaret Anne was proud of the education she gained at Laurentian University, while raising her 3 children. She obtained her H.B.Com., MBA, and finally her CMA designation. She always encouraged people to further their education.
Over the years she was a member of the Sudbury Cape Breton Club, Order of the Eastern Star, she also sat on boards of the United Church, YWCA, Elizabeth Fry Society, and more. She worked at numerous jobs, moving on when she felt she had given what she could, and was ready for a new challenge.
She will be missed and forever remembered.
A Celebration of Margaret Anne’s Life will be held at a later date.