June 8, 1918 – October 17, 2017
Margaret Cornelia Romyn (nee Hooymans) passed away peacefully in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, B.C. on October 17, 2017, at the grand age of 99 years.
Born in the Netherlands on June 8, 1918, Margaret came to Vernon, B.C. in 1952 with her husband, Adrianus (Adrian), and their first three children. They moved to Salmon Arm in 1957, completing their family with three more children along the way.
In 1960, the family moved to Notch Hill, where Margaret farmed with her husband for 35 years. Romyn Hill Farm is now in its third generation with the Romyn family. In 2005, she and Adrian moved to Shuswap Lodge. After Adrian’s passing, she moved to Pioneer Lodge and then to Bastion Place for her final years. Margaret was blessed with a sharp mind, always enjoying visits from friends and family.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Adrian, on January 27, 2009. She leaves her loving and dedicated children Anne Doidge of Edmonton, Adrian (Marianne) Romyn of Notch Hill, John Romyn (Barb Roberts) of Edmonton, Jack (Laura) Romyn of Salmon Arm, Tina (Dave) Douglas of Sicamous, Lola (Gary) Cochrane of Calgary, twelve grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held in June 2018 (date to be announced) at Notch Hill Cemetery, where Margaret will be resting with her late husband, Adrian.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation.
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
Online condolences may be left with Margaret’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com.