Margaret Roach was born Mary Margaret Elizabeth to Frank and Mary Beatrice Howland on October 26, 1921 in St. John New Brunswick. She was the middle child of five children - 2 brothers, Burns and Evan who have predeceased her and 2 sisters – Eleanor and Ruth who still live back East. Of course the most significant person in this world was her husband Winston James Roach. When Margaret spoke of the good times with Bud she would often refer to him as “my Buddy” and at those certain moments every married couple has he was simply “Bud!” Margaret often told of how Bud loved to tease here because he knew how to get her goat and could get her going.

Margaret faced the challenges of being a military wife for the combined 31 years that Bud served as an MP and ordinance supply officer. (I’m told ordinance refers to all supplies except food and fuel.) At home, Margaret supervised both ordinance and food to daughter Margie and son Malcolm – with a stint of working at Eatons too. Together Margaret and Bud lived their entire married life on the East Coast and retired together in Halifax - 1969.