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Date of Passing: Oct 04, 2020

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mom, Margaret (Marge) on October 4, 2020, at the age of 92.
Mom was predeceased by her loving husband George, her beloved granddaughter, Kayla, her sister, Mary, and brothers: Aaron, Frank, Peter, John, Jack and Ben. She is survived by daughters: Sharon LaFrance (Harold Gregorashuk), Gail (Gil) Lemoine and Gloria (Jim) Duhame. She will also be lovingly missed by her grandchildren: Rachelle (Darrin) Smith, Kerienne LaFrance, Meaghan (Ryan) Cook, Cameron O'Neill (Lise McLeod) and Ashley Duhame (Tyler Kooistra). Missing their Nana are great-grandchildren: Brenna and Brody Smith, Olivia and Cohen Cook, Cali and Myles O'Neill and Greyson Kooistra. Mom is also survived by her siblings: Anne Flores and Helen (Bill) Remple, sisters-in-law: Audrey, Eva, Anne, and many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
Mom was a beautiful lady inside and out. She was strong, and a proud Christian who loved her independence and freedom to be who she was. She kept busy with cooking, baking and she loved visits from her family. We never went home without a goody bag of baking. She really enjoyed going for coffee or lunch with Eileen, Helen, Agnes and Ida. She kept us entertained with her lively spirit, quick wit, sassy sense of humour and many life stories. She was full of energy, fun and never gave up on life. Peacefully on Sunday morning she fell asleep and left us to be with the God she loved and the many loved ones that were waiting to greet her with open arms. She was so precious to us, loved by so many and will be forever missed.
We are thankful that Mom never suffered, and would like to thank all the special doctors and health care providers; especially the Palliative Care team who went above and beyond to help and care for Mom with respect and dignity these last few months.
In accordance with Mom's wishes, a private family service was held.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Palliative Manitoba or a charity of your choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 10, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • To my cousins Sharon, Gail and Gloria and their families. My familiy's and I deepest condolences on the passing of Aunty Marge. She was a very special lady and I have many recollections of family visits at our home and hers (Uncle George's) growing up. More recently would be telephone conversations with her myself and my wife Susan. She was really aware of things and always ready to chat and had a great sense of humour. You will be missed Aunty Marge. You are now with Uncle George in Heaven. GOD BLESS you. Bob Peleck (nephew), Susan, Kristen (Brian). - Posted by: Bob Peleck (Nephew) on: Oct 27, 2020

  • Sending my deepest sympathy to Sharon, Gail, Gloria and families. I have know Marg just about all my life, her and her husband were really good friends of my mom and dad, Ruth and Peter Funk. She truly was one of a kind, always a smile, and always had something nice to say. Now she is with her husband George, my mom and dad and my sweet sister Cindy. ( Cindy was like the 4th sister when she was growing up, always spending time with Marg and the family) and they will continue their friendship again. Thank you Sharon for always bringing your mom up to see my mom when she was in the hospital, it was so appreciated. Take Care and Stay Safe. - Posted by: Denise Funk (Life long friend, but I always called her our Auntie Marg. ) on: Oct 17, 2020

  • So saddened by the loss of Aunt Margaret.....I finally had the opportunity in June 2019 to meet her, she remembered me from when I was 2 yrs old....and almost 60 yrs later I was blessed to meet up with her again....I loved her humor, her sarcasm and quick wit and I adored her....hugs to Gail, Sharon & Gloria on the loss of your mom.....she was an amazing lady and I will miss our chats....hugs to the family. - Posted by: Barb Schultz (niece) on: Oct 13, 2020

  • I am very saddened by my Aunt Margaret’s passing. She was a lovely lady, friendly and warm. I moved to Ontario many years ago so I didn’t see her often in her later years but I will always remember her beautiful smile and the twinkle in her eye. My heartfelt condolences to her family. She will be sadly missed and never forgotten. May she Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Rose Graham (Niece) on: Oct 12, 2020

  • To my cousins Sharon, Gail, Gloria and families. Sending you sympathy and love from my heart to yours. Auntie Margaret was my favourite auntie who was always so much fun to be around. Her smile could light up a room. I know you will miss your mom, but it is so comforting to know she is with Jesus and the good memories you all share will help you smile again. Hugs and prayers, your cousin Rhonda. - Posted by: Rhonda Martens (niece) on: Oct 11, 2020

  • Condolences to the family. Have you in my heart. Love, Linda - Posted by: Linda Thompson (Cousin) on: Oct 11, 2020

  • Last sunday my sister left us to go to the Lord she was the Greatest sister that I could of ever asked for, when I was 2 yrs old our mother passed and she stepped in at the age of 12 she helped our dad to raise my sister mary and brother Ben it was not an easy life for her ,she had to grow up fast and years later we sold the farm and moved to Winnipeg she got a job but still was there for us, then she started dating and got married to George Sawatzky and had 3 beautiful daughters and her life was finally at peace she loved her family and was a good wife whenever I flew to Wpg she was right at the airport to pick me up with her Sharon yes we had a lot of fun and sis I'm sorry if I gave you a hard time at times but I would never trade you for anything I would of been there for you while you were ill, but with this virus all over the world it was not possible, I know you're in heaven with all our family 6 brothers and 2 sisters and mom and dad and of course your husband George I am happy for you so just thinking about you and him and the family I'm sure the LORD had a great big table and a full of food for your celebration, so just make sure you'll be at the gate when I come I'll miss you till I get there love you with all my heart ur sis Anne in Florida - Posted by: anne flores (sister) on: Oct 10, 2020

  • So saddened to learn of Auntie Marge’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of family dinners at their house in St Vital. My thoughts are with all my cousins and their families during this very difficult time. - Posted by: Kathy Peleck Macgregor (Niece) on: Oct 10, 2020

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