Margaret (Sanderson) Masar died on April 7, 2021, after a 14-year battle against colon cancer.
Margaret was born in 1933 in Dundee, Scotland. In 1938, she emigrated with her family to Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. She grew up there and earned a B.A. degree from Brandon University. From there, she went to McGill University where she received a Bachelor of Library Science degree. She worked as Assistant Children’s Librarian at the Ottawa Public Library for six years,
In 1959, she married Maurice Masar. The family grew to include four daughters—Margaret Louise, Patricia, Caroline and Catherine; three sons-in-law—Geoffrey Nichols, Randall Flitz and Richard Miller, Jr.; and five grandchildren—Stephen Nichols, Natasha and Emryk Flitz, and Emma Louise and Eileen Miller.
Margaret was always very proud of her Scottish heritage, her Canadian citizenship, and her wonderful family.
After raising her daughters, Margaret enjoyed volunteering at Orofino Elementary School in the classroom and the library.
She also volunteered at the Clearwater Historical Museum, and was active in St. Theresa’s Catholic Church.
Margaret and Maurice liked visiting family whenever possible.
Margaret’s interests also included reading, travel, jigsaw and word puzzles, family history, cross stitch, and playing competitive board games with her beloved family.
In addition to her immediate loving family, Margaret is survived by her niece Danielle Benoiton and nephew Gilles-Guy Benoiton, and family in the UK.
She was predeceased by her parents, William and Mary Sanderson, her sister Moira Benoiton, and her husband Maurice.
A memorial Mass will be held at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Orofino at a later date, to be decided.If anyone wishes to donate to a charity in her name, she suggested the Clearwater Memorial Public Library or the Clearwater Humane Society.
Margaret and her family wish to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Bill and Sharon Snow, Coast driver Alta Kautz, Buck Praest, Adrian Teats, everyone at Brookside Landing, and all her friends.