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Born: Mar 21, 1920

Date of Passing: Jul 25, 2017

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MARGARET WRIGHT (NAIRN) (née SORRENTI) Peacefully on July 25, 2017, at Lions Personal Care Centre, Margaret passed away at the age of 97. Margaret was born in Winnipeg on March 21, 1920, the only daughter of Euphemia (Effie) and Vincenzo Sorrenti. She was predeceased by her three brothers, Lou, Vincent and Roy, her first husband William (Bill) Nairn, second husband James (Jim) Wright, son Robert (Bobby) in early childhood, and granddaughter Stefanie. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Bill (Leslie), Doreen (Milt) and Marilyn (John), grandchildren, Ashlene, Sawyer, Kristen, Michael and Effie, and great-granddaughter Violet, Jim's children, Murray (Lori) and Lynda (Lorne) and their families, as well as by the 'Calgary' and 'Tillsonburg' nieces and nephews. Margaret grew up in Fort Rouge and, although times during the Depression and war were not easy, Margaret (or Toni as she was affectionately called) had many happy memories of her earlier years. After graduating from Kelvin High School, she began work at Canada Packers where she met Bill. A few years after their marriage in 1943, they built the family home on Crawford Avenue in Norwood where she lived for over 60 years and raised their family surrounded by wonderful friends and neighbours. After Bill's death, she married Jim and embraced his family as her own. Margaret was a long time member of Norwood United Church and then St. Mary's Road United Church. Hours were dedicated to volunteering with Sunday School, CGIT, the UCW and numerous other church committees. Volunteer work extended to fundraising for a number of charitable organizations and delivering Meals on Wheels for over 25 years. Margaret was truly the family matriarch, the one who kept in touch with everyone. Her door was always open if someone needed a place to stay. She loved to cook and entertain, was an avid and sharp bridge player, a bowler and curler, and spent many hours crafting different projects. She loved time at the lake, particularly Victoria Beach, Brereton, and Buckhorn, with friends and family. In her latter years, music and dancing provided her with her greatest pleasure. The family would like to sincerely thank the 4th floor staff of Lions Personal Care Centre for their loving and respectful care over the last few years. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service for Margaret will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 9 at St. Mary's Road United Church, with a reception to follow. In memory of Margaret, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to St. Mary's Road United Church. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C 0X4 204-783-7211 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 02, 2017

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