It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margot Kempert on January 25, 2013 in Qualicum Beach. Margot was born in Duisburg, Hamborn on June 16, 1928.

Margot came to Canada in the early 50’s with her husband, Gus and son Gary. They bought a restaurant and there began her career in the service industry. She was good with people and quickly made many friends. In the 60’s, she moved with her family to Smithers. Margot discovered curling and it became a part of her life. She was good at it, eventually playing in the provincial finals. She won many trophies and prizes. Gus and Margot moved to Greenwood and enjoyed being retired. Margot loved Greenwood and the people there. She was involved with the seniors group and developed some great friendships. After Gus died Margot was very lonely until she met a special friend, Peter. Sadly, Peter passed away in 2011. Margot moved in the Qualicum Gardens, she was very happy there, being involved in as much as she could. She discovered after 80 years of never being able to carry a tune that she could sing and let anyone she talked to know how proud she was of it. Painting was another joy.

Margot is predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Gustav Kempert (1998), her parents, Bruno and Hedwig, son Gary, brother Fredie and special friend Peter (2011). Margot is survived by her daughter Lo and partner Dave, son Steve and wife Linda, daughter in law Wendy, sisters Marianne and Irmgard, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her friend Susie Block.

Thank-you so much to the staff of the Gardens. Mom loved her family. She will be dearly missed. Everybody always felt better after being around Margot. There will be a celebration of Margot’s life on June 15, 2013 in Grand Prairie, please contact for more info. Please join us in remembering Margot by visiting our memorial at

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