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MARGARET GLEDHILL ( nee JURGENS ) Peacefully, but unexpectedly, on Wednesday, January 16, 2008, after a brief battle with cancer, Margaret Gledhill passed away at the age of 85 years, at the Concordia Hospital. Margaret leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Louise Thorburn, Diane Guzzo (Tom) and her sons, Gary Gledhill (Drena), Keith Gable (Karla), a special person like a daughter Sherryl Rosaasen (Gary), daughter-in-law, Tammy Gledhill; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She also leaves to mourn two sisters, Mable McWhirter (Dunbar) and Helen Rohleder, and sister-in-law Florence Morrison, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Stephen in 1994 and her youngest son, Wayne in 1998, her mother and father, and eight brothers and sisters. Margaret was born on October 7, 1922 in Mair, Saskatchewan, where she was raised and educated. She later moved to Winnipeg where she met and married Stephen Gledhill on June 29, 1945. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 21, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at the Transcona Funeral Chapel 1800 Day Street with Mr. Lee Barringer officiating. Interment to follow in the family plot, Transcona Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Stephen Eck, Derek Gledhill, Ryan Guzzo, Bryan Phaneuf, Mike Siwicki and Sean Billington. Honorary pallbearers will be Dave Laferriere, Rick Boily, Chris James and Terris Westman. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the emergency staff at the Concordia Hospital, who showed great respect and compassion. In friends so wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 193 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7. GOODBYE MY FAMILY Goodbye my family, my life is past. I loved you all to the very last. Weep not for me, but courage take, Love each other, for my sake. For those you love don't go away. They walk beside you everyday. Transcona Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on January 19, 2008