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Born: Feb 28, 1932

Date of Passing: Nov 10, 2020

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1932 - 2020

During these unprecedented times, we lost an amazing woman. Margaret Marie Hotson (nee Dempster) passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at the age of 88.
Marg's loving spirit will live on in the hearts of her family, Heather (Michael), Kevin (Brenda), Laurie (Brad) and Janet (Todd); and sister, Lillian. She will always be loved and remembered by her nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Marg was predeceased by her husband, Tom; sons, James, Charles and Russell; brothers, Lawrence, Ronald, Cliff, Jack; and stepsister Grace.
Marg was born on February 28, 1932 in Melville Saskatchewan. She married her soul mate on April 7, 1956, and they were happily married for 57 years.
Marg was the essence of what it is to be a "mother". She cared dearly for her seven children, and all the expanded family that came with them. As her family continued to grow, she accepted and loved each and every one of her new family members and friends. She was an extremely strong and independent woman to raise her children while Tom was stationed in the north for several months/years. The house was always hopping with lots of activity. Hers was a home that welcomed all, including all you "wayward kids". Margaret had an energy and goofiness level that matched or surpassed her grandchildren's.
Marg's pleasures were simple; she enjoyed her summers by the water, be it Twin Beaches, Tall Timbers or Okanagan Lake in Peachland, BC. She loved floating on the pontoon, and playing late night card games under the sky. Everything she loved involved family, family, family. With a diet of baked potatoes, bread and jam, coffee and cigarettes, she was a happy camper. The majority of her work life was at Sears Canada in Polo Park for 25 years.

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 every day.

A family service will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home. Due to Covid restrictions, for those who wish to view the livestream service please go to
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 14, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • My deepest condolences for your loss and my heartfelt sympathy to all of the family. May the memories you hold of her bring you peace and comfort during this time . - Posted by: Cheryl Irvine (Family friend ) on: Nov 21, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Marg's family. I worked with Marg for many years at Sears. She was a truly lovely lady and friend. May she rest in peace. Eileen Vallely - Posted by: Eileen Vallely (Colleague ) on: Nov 19, 2020

  • Sincere sympathy to all of Marg’s Family. She was my number one sales person in the Bra Department for all 17+ years that I was the Manager and we worked together. She really knew her products and taught me everything I ever knew about that department. She was a hard worker, patient, kind and liked by all the staff. - Posted by: Val Keenan (Former Manager Women’s Fashions) on: Nov 18, 2020

  • Glen and I send our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. I will always remember your Mom sitting at the table with her coffee, cigarette and a smile. She was dealt many difficulties in her life but I don't recall any complaints... she handled every issue and came through them with a smile. One of my fondest memories was her "stern" punishments. It was during a sleepover, one of many at the Hotson home, when Heather and I "stepped out" for a bit and got back somewhat later than allowed. When we returned, Heather was grounded for a month. The next morning it was reduced to a week, and by the afternoon it was "You have to take your sister the the playground". That was the final cost of our late night excursion. Your Mom was an amazing lady, who touched the lives of many and she will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Julie Ominski (Family Friend) on: Nov 17, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to all the family. My memories were good ones growing up across the street from the Hotsons. Also meeting her at Sears where she worked. She was an awesome lady. Treasure the memories!!!! - Posted by: Betty-Ann Luoto (McCullough) (Old neighbours on Kensington) on: Nov 14, 2020

  • Sorry to hear of your loss and sympathies to the family. Thinking of you all and much love from the McCullough family. - Posted by: Brenda McCullough (Family friend) on: Nov 14, 2020

  • Sincere sympathy Knew Margaret from Transcona days Her sister Lillian and I were friends - Posted by: Cheryl Odette Hnatiuk (Knew Margaret from Transcona, Man) on: Nov 14, 2020

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