Name: Margaret Kury

How long have you lived in Maple Ridge?
I was born and raised here.

Where is your favourite local hangout?
My garden and the legion. I have been involved with them since 1979.

How do you like to give back to your community?
I have always given to charity in some form or other. I have four that I regularly fundraise for, and an endowment at Douglas College which I contribute to each year. I also volunteer at the blood donor clinic once a month, and have for 36 years. I’m very involved in the legion and lots of community events.

Who is your hero?
Larry – my husband who passed away in March 2014. His manner, compassion and his love for me. He totally supported my kids and I in everything.

What’s the nicest thing someone has done for you lately?
After I had surgery, a friend came over and totally cleaned my home for me as I couldn’t use my one arm. She is a dear friend.

What do you do to keep yourself happy and healthy?
I walk a lot. I used to be involved with Adopt A Block, and would clean up my area where I live. After that ended, I kept up picking up “stuff” wherever I walked. I also love gardening. I inherited dahlias from my Dad who died in 1970. My garden is wonderful! I also love listening to music and I read a lot.

Margaret Kury
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