Zorn, Margaret Bell

July 18, 1925 – February 10, 2022
at the age of 96 years:

     A worship service in remembrance and celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at Deo Evangelical Lutheran Church, Salmon Arm led by Pastor Erik Bjorgan on Saturday, April 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Margaret Bell Zorn (nee Graham) passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, B.C. on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at the age of 96 years.

A worship service in remembrance and celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at Deo Evangelical Lutheran Church, Salmon Arm led by Pastor Erik Bjorgan on Saturday, April 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Margaret was born July 18, 1925, in Toronto Township, Peel County, Ontario and raised on the Graham family farm at Derry West near Brampton by her parents, George Henderson Graham and Sarah Margaret Graham (Bell) and the Graham clan of the area. Margaret aspired to work as a Civil Engineer, an uncommon job for women in the 1940’s, but she trained as a nurse at the Wellesley Hospital in Toronto. With a nursing classmate and a strong sense of adventure, Margaret took the train to Vancouver and the Union Steamship to Alert Bay, B.C. for her first nursing job, where she met her husband-to-be for 52 years, Oscar “Ozzie” Zorn, a B.C. Provincial officer and then a RCMP officer.

By quiet example Margaret served God, her Family and her Community.

Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Helen (Roger) Eberle of Vernon, B.C., son George (Jeanetta) Zorn of Salmon Arm and Grandsons Matthew (Jessy-Ann) of Salmon Arm and Stephen of Revelstoke.
Memorial donations may be sent to: Deo Lutheran Church, Salmon Arm or to Shuswap Lake Health Care Auxiliary Society, – Attn: Edie Swanson.

Special thanks to Dr. Scott McKee, Dr. Angela Plessis and Dr. Alexandra Enns for their loving and expert care, to all the caring staff of Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm and to Pastor Erik Bjorgan and Deo Lutheran Church Congregation.

                       “… being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6   

                                                            “Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46 v. 10

8 Comments

  1. So sorry for your loss.

  2. My sincere condolences to Marg’s family on her passing. I was a member of Deo Lutheran when I lived in Salmon Arm, and I enjoyed my association with her, and admired her gracious strength, and commitment to Christian principles. She was a special lady in so many ways.

  3. Margaret Zorn was a special lady to us! We are the grateful recipients of her townhouse which we purchased from her in 2015. It was immaculate and the view spectacular! We were able to have her come and visit a couple of times after we moved in and she graciously gave us her approval for the way we were looking after it. We also visited her several times at her new residence and even met her out on walks and always had delightful visits. She was always so gracious and kind and we quite enjoyed our visits with her!
    We send our condolences to her family and know you will miss her, as we will too.

  4. Sending my condolences to the family . It was an honor to have known Marg , and I will always treasure the connection . ( now I realize that we shared the same birthday ! ) .
    She had a keen sense of the world around her , and was not afraid to voice her opinion.
    Wishing the family much strength , now and in the future . She lives on in all of you .

  5. My sincere condolences on Marg’s passing. I met Marg when I worked at Lakeside Manor and was so fond of her and felt her to be such a special and kind person. Our connection came from the start of her living there and we always had good conversations whenever our paths crossed. She was a lovely woman and spoke so lovingly of her family. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Kind regards, Mary Masson

  6. Sending my condolences to the family. Marg was an exceptional lady and always enjoyed our visits. She always had a smile and brightened my day. Sending hugs to you all.

  7. On behalf of the Shuswap Lake Health- Care Auxiliary, I offer you our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Marg was a very devoted member of our organization volunteering in our Gift Shop weekly for many years. She knit over 200 baby toques which were handed out to newborns in our hospital. We all loved her and will miss her greatly.
    Edie Swanson, President, Shuswap Lake Health-Care Auxiliary.

  8. So sorry for your loss, sending our condolences.

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