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Margaret Birkett Rutherford
Margaret Birkett Rutherford History


Margaret Birket Rutherford, 1926-2022, photograph - 1945 Queens University

Margaret Birkett Rutherford, 1926-2022, photograph - 1945 Queens University

Margaret Birkett Rutherford was born in Edmonton, Alberta on April 6th, 1926. Margaret's parents were Cecil Rutherford and Helen Rutherford (nee Helen Martin). She attended school in Edmonton until grade 12, then went to Queens University.

After graduating from Queens she worked in Vancouver and met William Rufus Hayes, in the early 1950s. Margaret and William were married in Edmonton, at Rutherford House in 1952.

Margaret Rutherford, Wedding, photograph - 1952 Edmonton

Margaret Rutherford, Wedding, photograph - 1952 Edmonton

The couple lived in North Vancouver at 8086 Sunset Boulevard, in a house built by William Hayes. They had a son (William Cameron Hayes) in 1954, born in North Vancouver. Margaret's husband William was diagnosed with cancer in 1956, and passed away shortly after, in the North Vancouver General Hospital.

Margaret was assisted by her father and mother, in moving back to Edmonton in the late 1950s.

Margaret Birket Rutherford - Obituary - 2022

It is with great sadness, and heavy heart, that the Rutherford family announces the peaceful passing of Margaret Rutherford, at home, January 20th 2022. Loving mother of William Cameron Rutherford, Margaret was a grand daughter of the first Premier of Alberta Alexander Cameron Rutherford. She was predeceased by her husband William Rufus Hayes, mother Hellen Rutherford and father Cecil Rutherford. Margaret was a graduate of Queens University and an enthusiastic curler, often playing at the Royal Glenora Club, in Edmonton. Special thanks to South West Home Care and Care Givers Home Health Care, for their kind and faithful support. A private memorial will be held at a later date.


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