Margaret Dorothy Atwood

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Margaret Dorothy Atwood (Killam)

Birthplace: Woodville, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: December 30, 2006 (97)
Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Harold Edwin Killam and Ora Louise Killam
Wife of Dr. Carl Edmund Atwood, Ph.D.
Mother of Private; Margaret Atwood; Private and Private
Sister of Joyce Carman Barkhouse, C.M., O.N.S; Kathlee Eleanor Cogswell; Frederick William Killam and Harold Edwin Killam, Jr.

Occupation: Dietitian, Nutritionist
Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Margaret Dorothy Atwood

Margaret Killam was born in 1909 in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Her parents were Dr. Harold Edwin Killam and Ora Louise Webster. She taught school, saved the money for her own fees, and won a college scholarship. In 1935, she married Carl Atwood. They spent their honeymoon canoeing down the Saint John River in New Brunswick, then headed for northern Quebec, where Carl ran an insect research station. They lived in tents, then in a cabin built by Carl, where they raised two small children without benefit of electricity or running water. In 1945, they moved to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Later they moved to Toronto, where Carltaught zoology at the University of Toronto, She loved to read aloud: All three of her children got the benefit. She was a hilarious storyteller and an alarming mimic, although, unlike her sister Joyce Barkhouse, the children's author, she had no interest in writing.

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Margaret Dorothy Atwood's Timeline

June 8, 1909
Woodville, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada
November 11, 1939
Ottawa, Ottawa Division, Ontario, Canada
December 30, 2006
Age 97
Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada