Margaret's Story

STOCKTON SPRINGS - On February 12 at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, Margaret C. Stevenson passed away to be with her husband.

She is predeceased by her parents, Margaret and James Gilespie; by her husband, Craig Stevenson; and by her sister, Betty Stewart. She is survived by her sister, Polly McCallum; and her three sons, Donald, Jim, and Craig.

Margaret was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1927. She left school early to tend house when her mother passed away early in life. Often she would tell stories about the bombings during The War and how she had to carry her gas mask to school. She was an excellent cook and always kept a meticulous house. In her late teens she moved to London where she worked as a nanny, but soon returned to her beloved Paisley on Douglas Street to be with her family. In 1950 she married Craig Stevenson, who, at that time, was at sea, but who soon took a job in the shipbuilding industry in Greenock. They moved to Calcutta, India with their firstborn, Donald, where Jim was born, then moved to Mumbai, where Craig was born. She adapted well to the foreign land and soon the house cook was giving Margaret his shopping list, as she could bargain better prices at the market than he could. After seven years they returned to Scotland where she built a house for her family while Craig was temporarily on assignment in Iran. Seven years later they moved to America. Upon retirement the family moved from New Jersey to Maine, as it reminded her of Scotland.

Margaret enjoyed life in Maine; she was active in the Belfast Curling Club and the Hospital Aides, and later started attending services at Sandy Point Congregational Church. She enjoyed many hobbies, including basket weaving and quilting. Her most enjoyable moments were spent looking out at the water in her beautiful home in Stockton Springs. She was a gentle woman and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
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