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Margaret English

March 15th, 1964 - July 14th, 2022
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Margaret Gene English, 58, of Maple Ridge, British Columbia,  passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022 after her battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Margaret was born on March 15, 1964 to Lillian Reid Smith and Clinton McCuaig English in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was the youngest child of 6 children. Margaret grew up in the East End of Vancouver, ultimately settling in Maple Ridge. After she graduated from Templeton High School, she went on to the London School of Hairdressing. Her life was coloured by her incredible experiences meeting people through her hairdressing business.

She is survived by her spouse, Greg Nutbrown of 33 years, daughters Brittany Kavanagh (Lucas) and Carly Nutbrown, father Clint English (Shirley), sisters Karen Deise (Tony), Brenda English, Louise English (Don), brothers Clayton English and Colin English (Jacquie), nephew Matthew English (Lindsay), niece Rachel Peterson (Mike) and great nieces Emily English and Isla English. 

Margaret was a person who valued her relationships and maintained a strong relationship with all of her family and friends throughout her life. A special thank you to Buchanan Lodge and Karen Deise for caring for Margaret during her final days.

Services will be held at:

Maple Ridge Funeral Chapel,

11969 216St, Maple Ridge

July 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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Marney King
July 23rd, 2022
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Margaret and I met at Hastings Elementary School. The first time I went home with her after school I was amazed. She had three older sisters & two older brothers. Her Mom & Dad were there and three dogs (I believe). It was loud and busy at her house and I loved it. It was usually just my sister and I after school at my place. I adopted the English family that day. Margaret cut my hair into that Farrah Faucet feather style in grade 7. She knew she was going to be a hairdresser and needed a “model” to practise on. I was happy to oblige. Duke as she was known back then was a wonderful friend in fact she was the very best friend I ever had. We never exchanged a cross word in the 47 years we knew each other and 5 years could go between visits and we would pick up right where we left off. She was there when I had my first child. She was my Matron of Honour when I got married in ‘88. She helped me pick up the pieces when I separated from my husband and welcomed the second man in my life, Paul. Of course she did everyone’s hair along the way. She never judged you and always made you feel good. To Margaret’s sisters, brothers and Dad I offer my most sincere condolences. To Margaret’s two beautiful daughters Brittany and Carly I will always be there call me anytime. To Margaret’s husband Greg, condolences my friend and this one might require two bottles of wine. I’ll meet you there. Heaven has a new angel and I know she is watching over every one of us. I’ll miss you deeply Margaret. XO

Brody Glemnitz
July 23rd, 2022

Margaret was one of my moms closest friends, so close that Carly, Brit, my brothers and I considered each other brothers and sisters. They created a kind of friendship that was so incredible that even at a young age I not only cherished it but aspired to grow friendships like theirs in my own life. Margaret touched me more than I could’ve even understood at the time with how professional, caring and passionate she was with her career. We spent so many holidays with them. Too many memories to unravel but she always took amusement in my obsession when we were young for the song I feel like a woman that Brit insisted to play.

She has touched so many lives and will forever be some of the greatest memories in my childhood I wouldn’t change a thing and will never forget them.

Rest easy Margaret <3

Michael Michael
July 23rd, 2022

With the heavest of hearts. I would like to send my deepest condolences to Margaret's daughters and husband and her family. Just found out of her passing a few days back. Very sadden by the news. Margaret went to school together. Hastings then Templeton. She will be sorely missed. Sincerly. Michael Petrowsky. 💐.

Liane
July 23rd, 2022

Auntie Margaret was always a bright ray of light. She loved her girls with a Mama bear fierceness that is unbeatable. She was so kind and fun to us as kids and I always loved our visits and haircuts. She helped with hair on my wedding day and her laughter and smile helped to soothe my nerves. Her bright light is missed but has touched so many, that we will all need to work to carry it with us. Sending so much love to Uncle Greg, Carly, and Brittany. Love you ❤

Kathy
July 22nd, 2022

There was always laughter during conversations with Margaret. Although it was many years ago when Brittany and Carly were involved in Guiding and I was one of their Leaders, those memories make me smile. To Margaret’s family, my deepest condolences at the loss of your Mom/Wife, May you find peace in knowing she is no longer in pain and will now watch and continue to guide you as an Angel

Kathy Doebert
July 22nd, 2022
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Margaret you will always have a special place in my heart. I will miss my amazing friend. Until we meet again.❤️❤️❤️

Taylor B.
July 22nd, 2022

Margaret was a beautiful ray of sunshine. She was like a second mom to me and always welcomed me with open arms, free of judgement. I spent a lot of time growing up at the Nutbrown/ English house and I don’t think I could’ve been in a better place. She was kind, down to earth and hilarious. She raised two beautiful girls and was an amazing wife to her lovely husband. I will never forget how her kindness had such a positive impact on my life. Rest easy Marg, you will be missed by so many.

Sam Slater
July 22nd, 2022

I had the pleasure of being around Margaret because Brittany and I were best friends. I spent many, many weekends at Margaret’s house and she never failed to make me laugh and smile while I was there, and she always made me feel so welcomed in her home which I was always thankful for because I felt so at home there. I’m so grateful I got the chance to get to know her, and spend time with her because she truly is an amazing woman. She did an amazing job raising Brittany & Carly as well, and it shows by how loved they both are. She will be forever missed, but I know that her name and memories will live on forever <3 rest in paradise Margaret.

- Sam Slater

Miranda Douglas
July 22nd, 2022

I started my friendship with Brittany throughout high school, when we wanted to rebel, go out all the time, drink, and do what teenagers do. I remember we were always rolling our eyes at Margaret’s rules for Brittany. And how we thought she was so strict. That she wouldn’t let Brittany & Carly do anything.

I’m a mom now, and I have to say my view on the way Margaret parented, has completely changed. I don’t think she was being strict at all. In fact, I admire her for the way she was raising her girls. I admire her for doing everything in her power to keep them safe. She wasn’t sheltering them, and keeping them from the world. She was guiding them, and being one of the best moms I’ve ever grown to know. She loved her girls and looking back, it’s an honour to say, that I only hope I am half the mom that she was.

It’s been years since I’ve seen Brittany and Carly, but I will always hold a special place for their entire family in my heart. You think even after not seeing someone for years, after you have fallen out of touch, that that feeling of hurt when you find they have passed, wouldn’t hurt as much. But, it does. Hearing of the passing of Margaret was devastating. She deserved to live a long life. She was such an incredible person. I will continue to admire her long after she is gone.

To Brittany, Carly, & Greg, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mom/wife was an amazing person. She touched so many lives, including my own. You were such lucky people to be able to call her yours. She will continue to live on in your hearts, and I bet she will continue to keep you safe for the rest of your lives.

Much love, Miranda.

Kathy
July 22nd, 2022

There was always laughter during conversations with Margaret. Although it was many years ago when Brittany and Carly were involved in Guiding and I was one of their Leaders, those memories make me smile. To Margaret’s family, my deepest condolences at the loss of your Mom/Wife, May you find peace in knowing she is no longer in pain and will now watch and continue to guide you as an Angel

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