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Born: Aug 13, 1938

Date of Passing: Apr 03, 2023

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August 13, 1938 - April 3, 2023

It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Margery (Marge) Jean Cloake (nee Doyle).

Left to mourn are her husband of 63 years, Greg, daughters Jo-Anne Spencer (Greg), Carla Mortensen (Jeff) and Sandra Stone. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Alyssa Stone (Logan Genereaux) Maisie and Jensen, Caitlynn Stone (Tyler Stevens) Hayden and Alexa. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents Mary Jane Doyle and Walter Clifford (Bud) Doyle and her brother Walter Roy Doyle.

Marge was born in Miniota and spent her early years on the farm at Beulah until her father’s death in 1944. With the farm rented, the family moved into Beulah. After finishing school Marge moved to Winnipeg for a couple of years to work for the Royal Bank.

She met her future husband Greg in Beulah at the curling rink and after dating for a time they were married on Nov. 7, 1959. Greg worked for CN as a station agent, and they lived in several communities in Saskatchewan and Manitoba over the next few years. During this time of being nomads, Marge and Greg’s three daughters were born.

In 1965, Marge and Greg and family moved to Marge’s family farm just outside Beulah. They farmed the land until they retired from farming in 1999. They rented out the land and continued to live on the farm until 2018 when they moved to Miniota.

Marge returned to working for the Royal Bank in Birtle in 1968 and worked for 27 years until her retirement holding just about every position possible in the branch over that time. During all this time Marge always preferred to be outdoors and worked beside Greg on the farm doing whatever needed to be done after work and on weekends. Marge also enjoyed camping. In 1976 the family camped their way to Disney World in Florida and back by way of Boston to visit a cousin there. There were many days at Hooper’s Lake and a seasonal campsite at Rossman Lake for a number of years. She also took up golfing.

There were many trips over the years to Alberta to spend time with her grandchildren and in the last three years here, great-grandchildren. There were also summers when the grandchildren would come to spend time on the farm.

Marge was always heavily involved in the Beulah Community with the Beulah United Church, Beulah Community Chapel, Beulah Community Hall, and Hooper’s Lake Association where she served as member of the organizing boards at various times and could always be found working in the kitchen in the hall at any event. She was on the organizing committee for the Beulah History Book project and the Beulah Centennial Celebrations, the church Strawberry Teas, community fowl suppers to name a few. After moving to Miniota, she continued her involvement in town activities. Marge believed in the value of community.

Marge loved to dance, and she and Greg could be found at all the old-time dances in town until health issues prevented her from dancing. Mom you can now dance again.

A graveside service will be held at the Beulah Cemetery, Beulah, MB on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 2:00pm with a reception following in the Beulah Community Hall. Bring a lawn chair if you wish.

For those so desiring, donations may be made in Margery's memory to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 209-2211 McPhillips T, Winnipeg, MB, R2V 3M5 ( or to the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 675 McDermot Ave Rm ON1160, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 9Z9; or to a charity of one's choice.

Messages of condolence can be shared at

Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of the arrangements. (866)-620-2744

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Brandon Sun on Apr 15, 2023

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