Margaret Joan Bryant passed away the evening of March 12, 2022, peacefully at Glenwarren Lodge, Victoria BC. Margaret was, to everyone, the sweetest, kindest, most generous person they’d ever met. Born December 12, 1937 in Quesnel, B.C., Margaret’s family eventually settled in Victoria. She proudly attended George Jay Elementary, SJ Willis and Vic High. At 18, Margaret attended Victoria Normal School and then taught elementary school until 1963. She met the love of her life, Ray Bryant, in 1956. Margaret and Ray wed in 1960 and raised their family in Esquimalt and Gordon Head. In 1983, Margaret returned to teaching after attending UVIC with her daughter Janine. Margaret received her B.Ed. in 1983. Margaret joyfully taught at St. Margaret’s School until her retirement in 1996. She also taught workshops across BC focused on educational technology.
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis as a young adult, Margaret remained resilient, endlessly compassionate and exuberantly cheerful and loving to all, never despairing at her chronic illness. Her great treasures were her children, Janine, Michael, and Alan; their spouses Robert Roy and Susan Abramovitch; grandchildren Matt and Hayley Margaret Roy; Sadie and Louie Bryant; daughter in law Devi Roy and great grandchild Henry Alan Roy; nieces Sandy and Denise. Margaret and Ray were blessed with many friends and a lifetime of adventures. For years after she entered Glenwarren, Ray visited his beloved bride twice a day until the very end. The family is eternally grateful to the remarkable staff at Glenwarren. Donations may be made to MS Society of Canada. Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
Chris Duquette says
Yes indeed the sweetest, kindest, most generous and caring, open-hearted and thoughtful person. She was so good to me and all of Alan’s friends when we were kids. I am grateful and blessed to have known her growing up. Thank you, Mrs. Bryant!
Wishing the very best to Ray and family.
Matthew Todd says
My sincere condolences.
Michael Farr says
Please be assured of our prayers at this difficult time.I was elected an Active Member of The Scottish Rite Supreme Council, the same year as Ray. Both Kathleen and I enjoyed the company of both Margaret and Ray during our time on Supreme Council.
“Rest eternal grant unto her ,O Lord ,and let light perpetual shine upon her”
The Rev.Canon Michael Farr
Past Grand Prior
Brian Gilkinson says
My sincere condolences to Ray and the family at this time. May your faith and memories of better times sustain you, now and always.
Terry and Bonnie McLean says
We are so very sorry to hear this. Margaret was always so upbeat and cheerful and always greeted everyone with her lovely smile. She will be missed by Bonnie and myself and everyone that knew her.
George Cooper says
Our condolences to you and your family Ray, from the Coopers
Sandy Roshuk (DeMan) says
Auntie Marg was such a bright light for myself and everyone who was blessed to know her. She truly was an inspiration in how she dealt with life’s difficulties and joy’s with such grace and dignity. She was such an incredibly kind uplifting person who made everyone feel so special. She will be greatly missed! Love and hugs to Uncle Ray, Michael and Janine and their families.
Sandy Roshuk (DeMan)
Sandy Roshuk (DeMan) says
Auntie Marg was such a bright light for everyone who was blessed to know her. She was truly an inspiration in how she handled life’s difficulties and joys with such grace and dignity. She was an incredibly kind uplifting person who made everyone feel so special. She will be greatly missed. Love and hugs to Uncle Ray, Janine, Michael and families.
Malinda, Herb Dong says
This eve we were speaking of Margaret, and we’re surprise she had passed away last March. Our condolences to Ray,—they made a very wonderful couple! I will always remember Margaret for her beautiful speaking ability and, teaching the Wisdom Cards; and Herb will remember his school days with Margaret.