Margaret is a long-time Yellowknife resident, having moved to Yellowknife in 1983, where she and her husband raised their two children. In 2011 she retired after 28 years in public service with the Government of the Northwest Territories, fourteen as Deputy Minister of Finance. In her retirement, in addition her membership on the Yellowknife Community Foundation Board, she is active on the Board of Yellowknife United Church. She enjoys the many recreational opportunities offered by Yellowknife, including cross country skiing, hiking and cycling.
Margaret also currently serves on the Board of Management of the Canada Revenue Agency.