Margaret Estella Moore Brown peacefully passed away at her home on June 25, 2017.
Margaret was born on July 29, 1917, the daughter of Alexander and Lila Moore, of Kingston Ontario. She is predeceased by her husband Albert B. Brown, MD, daughter Pamela Hatch and son Albert, Jr.
She is survived by her daughters Sheila Herron of Raleigh, NC and Lauraine Clark of Washington, NC and sons Maynard Brown and Sandy Brown of Wilmington, NC, nine grandchildren and seven and a half great grandchildren.
At age 62, she graduated with Highest Honors from UNC-W majoring in English and French, and completed her Masters in English at UNC-W in 1992. She was an avid reader, writer and correspondent.
Her greatest challenge and achievement was her family. She married Albert in 1943 and after a brief honeymoon, saw him leave to serve in the European Theater during WWII. On his return to Canada, they started their family, first in Kingston Ontario, then in Baltimore MD, Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada and finally settling in Wilmington, NC in 1967. Throughout the triumphs and tragedies of her life she was unfailingly positive and unflappable, facing each challenge with wit, determination, patience, brilliance, kindness and grace. Her greatest gift was her capacity for love, especially for Albert and her family and for others blessed to have been touched by her spirit. She mattered and our world is richer for her presence .
There will be a graveside service at Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington NC, July 1st, 2017 at 1:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to PEO Scholar’s Awards, PEO Treasurer’s Department, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312; or to the charity of one’s choice.
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