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Born: Sep 02, 1928

Date of Passing: Jun 29, 2014

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MARGARET EVA SELINGER Margaret Eva Selinger, 85, of Winnipeg, Manitoba died peacefully on June 29, 2014 at St. Boniface Hospital after a struggle with breast cancer. Her strong will carried her to the final days in Palliative Care where she visited with other patients. She enjoyed being read to and having conversations with family. Margaret Crawford was born September 2, 1928 in Craik, Saskatchewan to Peter and Eva (Whitman) Crawford. She was the youngest of three with a sister Ida and brother Clayton. Growing up on the prairies Margaret enjoyed figure skating, writing poetry, playing hockey and highland dancing. Margaret was known for her charm and intelligence as she studied secretarial science and went on to work for an insurance, a grain and real estate companies. She then moved to Winnipeg where she ran her own family clothing business in St. James while single parenting her sons Dan and Greg. She went on to be the office manager for a trucking company and steel bin seller before returning part time to real estate and antique sales in St. James. Margaret enjoyed a brief time as a stock car driver and a horse owner. In retirement she participated in a bowling league, read novels, played the VLTs and kept abreast of current affairs. Margaret was predeceased by her parents and siblings. She is survived by sons Dan and Greg, her daughter-in-law Claudette Toupin and grandsons Eric and Pascal. She also, in the spirit of her mother Eva, kept in touch with many relatives including her niece Sandy and husband Pat Brown of Vancouver as well as her aunt Polly Ervin of Moncton, NB. A funeral service was held at the Courts of St. James, Friday, July 4, with Reverend Bill Millar. He invited family and friends to remember with gratitude what Margaret had contributed to their lives. People recalled her kindness and resiliency, her independent approach to life, and her love of having a moment of fun and teasing with all. Margaret is at rest in the columbarium at the St. Boniface Cemetery. The family would like to express their thanks to the staff of the St. James Community Clinic, the Home Care services, CancerCare Manitoba, the Palliative Care program at the St. Boniface Hospital and the Desjardins Funeral Chapel. Margaret felt well treated by her care givers, particularly at the hospital. Donations in memory of Margaret Selinger can be made to the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation or the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 10, 2014

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • My thoughts and prayers are with The Honourable Greg Selinger, O.M. in loving memory of Mrs. Selinger. My former congregate care support staff Mohsen's daughter Shafagh was blessed to have met you and your wife. - Posted by: Philip (--) on: Jan 06, 2022

  • I met Margaret when I worked at Don Mitchell Chartered Accounting in Winnipeg.. she and I got very close and hung out quite often.. we chatted on the phone and sent each other birthday cards and Christmas cards when we could.. she always wanted me to come and see her.. but I never got the chance to go in.. I'm sorry for the loss of such a wonderful soul.. Margy will be greatly missed... ♥ - Posted by: Rachel Henry Williams (She was a very close friend) on: Sep 10, 2014

  • Dear Greg, Dan and Family: It is with sincere sorrow that I just learned of the death of my dear friend Margaret, your beloved mother. Deepest condolences to you and your family. Most sincerely, Bob Barry - Posted by: BOB BARRY (A friend from the Courts.) on: Jul 12, 2014

  • Nos plus sincères condoléances à votre famille,Greg et Claudette. Que nos pensées vous aident à traverser ces moments de deuil. - Posted by: Ernest et Jan Molgat () on: Jul 11, 2014

  • As a single mother myself I admire Mrs Selinger for bringing up such a nice son. It is not easy to be a single mother. May she rest in peace! And for Mr.Selinger may you find the time to grieve for your mother is finaly resting. - Posted by: I am so sorry of your los with deepest sympathy !!!! (Friend ex social work student of Mr Sellinger.) on: Jul 11, 2014

  • Chers Greg et famille Guy et moi vous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances. La perte d'une maman est très lourde. En ce temps difficile au Manitoba,ce deuil doit être pour toi, Greg,encore plus lourd. Perdre sa bellemère, et surtout sa grand-maman, fait bien mal au coeur. Pour vous tous, nous offrons nos prières et notre amitié. très sincèrement, Gilberte Proteau et Guy Jubinville. - Posted by: Gilberte Proteau (ami) on: Jul 10, 2014

  • Nous sommes désolés Greg d'apprendre de la mort de ta mère. Il est difficile de perdre sa mere à n'importe quell âge. Nos condoléances à toi, Claudette, Éric et Pascal. René et Diane - Posted by: René Perreault & Diasne Sabourin (Friends of Greg) on: Jul 10, 2014

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