It is with great sadness we say farewell to longstanding Westside Football Club supporter and contributor, Margaret Branion (February 6, 1936 – April 2, 2011). The mother of three original Westsiders (Michael, Melissa and Chrissy Branion) and the mother in law of a fourth (Bernie Barrett), passed away during the first weekend of April after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A great supporter of Westside, Margaret was there in the early days when her children helped shape the club. Now her grandchildren are getting involved. Margaret contributed greatly to the historic preservation of the Westside Football Club through her love of photography which has graced club publications and enhanced club celebrations for years and is a legacy to all Westsiders. Margaret leaves her children that she adored: Richard, Michael & Shawn, Melissa & Bernie, Chrissy & Carlos; and her eight grandchildren who meant everything to her Reece, Hailey, Lucas, Wesley, Gavin, Michael, Carlita and Mateo. Below are a couple of Margaret’s photo contributions from the early years.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday June 17th at the Kerrisdale Community Centre (5851 West Boulevard ) from 7 to 10 pm.