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Born: Aug 03, 1926

Date of Passing: May 04, 2023

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Announcement of Service

There will be a service of remembrance for Marg in the Village Center of Concordia Village, 1115 Molson St. at 12:00 noon on Saturday, June 17, 2023, with a reception to follow. Marg, Glenn, and their families extend heartfelt thanks to the staff and residents of Concordia Village for their kindness and support over the years and especially the last few difficult months. The families are also appreciative of the care provided for Marg during her time at Middlechurch Personal Care Home.

Publish Date: May 13, 2023


August 3, 1926 – May 4, 2023

Our family is sad to announce the passing of Marguerite Ferne Auld on May 4, 2023.

Mom was predeceased by her husband George Auld and her partner Will DeWildt, her mother and father, Harry and Ferne Siddon, her brothers, Roy (Doris), Lorne Siddon and sister Gwen Goodman.

Mom is survived by her daughter Marilyn Johnson, sons, Doug (Donna), Greg (Darlene), three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, Shirley Auld (Brian), Tina DeWildt, William DeWildt (Betty) and families, sister Shirley Wells (Bud) and sister-in-law Mona.

Mom was born in Swan River on August 3, 1926. After moving to Winnipeg, Mom started working at the Canadian Wheat Board at the age of 17.

Mom worked at Gambles Department Store where she met Will DeWildt, her partner for 47 years. Mom returned to the Wheat Board where she worked for another 10 years 1967 to 1977.

Mom enjoyed her many years in Lac du Bonnet where she made many dear friends.

Moving back to Winnipeg in 1998. She met and married Glenn Nicholls in the fall of 2013. They travelled extensively throughout their married life together.

Cremation has taken place and no service will be held. This obituary may also be viewed at

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to CNIB or the Siloam Mission.

Publish Date: May 6, 2023

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 06, 2023, May 13, 2023

Condolences & Memories (14 entries)

  • I am so sad to hear of your mother's passing, but so so very grateful to have had her cross paths in my life. We originally met in Lac du Bonnet, where I spent many hours trying on shoes in their shop. Later in 2011, when I came to work at Concordia Village, I got reacquainted with her & Wilt. She quickly adopted me, as I'd recently lost both my parents. There was never a hug, when she didn't say " I love you" in my ear. And I loved her back. I am ever grateful and blessed to have had Marg in my life. I am sending my heartfelt condolences to all of you. Especially Glen.. Oh how Concordia Village smiled when they married. Terrol Rogers Former receptionist at CV. and friend - Posted by: Terrol Rogers (Friend) on: May 21, 2023

  • Sending our love and sincerest condolences to Doug, Marilyn, Greg and families. Aunty Marg will truly be missed. She was very family oriented and I will always remember her smiles and laughter. The she would light up with joy when we had family gatherings and I enjoyed hearing the stories she told about her siblings and growing up. She will be missed. Sending love and hugs to you all. Brenda and Paul and families ♡ - Posted by: Brenda Wilson (Niece) on: May 13, 2023

  • Sending love and heartfelt condolences to Doug, Greg, Marilyn, Glenn and families. I will remember Aunt Marg for her strength, kindness, and dedication to her family. Despite the distance separating her siblings, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, I will always admire her for encouraging family gatherings and keeping in touch with positive words of support. She will be greatly missed. With love and admiration, Ferne - Posted by: Ferne Middleton (Niece) on: May 12, 2023

  • I first met Marg when we moved onto Beach Avenue in the sixties and shared a back lane with their family. We soon became friends as well as neighbours. Our lives took us in different directions when we moved and they moved out to Lac du Bonnet, but we reunited at Grey Street united church. We enjoyed laughing at memories, and trading stories of our adventures. I loved to hear Marg laugh, it’s certainly a favourite memory! Rest well my dear friend…Earth’s loss is Heaven’s gain! - Posted by: Bev Archer (Friend) on: May 09, 2023

  • Dear Doug, Marilyn, Greg, Glenn & families, So sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. She was always so active and friendly. We kept in touch all these years and missed her Xmas phone call this year. Enjoyed our drive to Swan River to visit cousins years ago. Regret not being able to see her these past few months. Your teenage sitter on Manhattan thinking of you. Cousin Verla Brown (Lee) and sister Noreen Braun - Posted by: Verla Brown (Lee) (Cousin ) on: May 08, 2023

  • Greg and Darlene, I am sorry to hear the passing of your mom. My thoughts are with you. - Posted by: Loreen Kenyon (Darlene's Aunt) on: May 08, 2023

  • Grandma, I am going to miss you more than I ever realized. You were my confidant, my voice of logic and love. Thank you for all the advice, encouragement and support throughout my life with you (nearly 49 years!) I will always listen to your wisdom and forever think of you when I’m having a good giggle enjoying life! Just like you always did. Thank you for being my grandma. Love you with my whole heart, Joslyn - Posted by: Joslyn Auld (Granddaughter ) on: May 07, 2023

  • Greg, sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. - Posted by: Larry & Pauline Peacey (Distant friend of Greg's) on: May 06, 2023

  • Our deepest condolence to Doug, Greg, Marilyn, Glenn, and families. My Aunty Marg was a very sweet, kind and caring person. She will be deeply missed by many. Rest in peace, Aunty Marg, love you and we will miss you very much. Love Wendy, Cam and Amy - Posted by: Wendy Chartier (Niece) on: May 06, 2023

  • Doug, Marilyn, Greg and families we were so sorry to hear of Aunt Marg's passing. We have such found memories of your Mom's endearing laugh, her engaging personality and love for family. Our deepest sympathy to all. - Posted by: Brian and Rhonda Auld (Nephew) on: May 06, 2023

  • Dear Doug, Greg, Marilyn and families…I was saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Being next door neighbours on Manhattan for many years, your mom was like a second mom to me and my siblings, Our mothers spent many hours chatting across the fence or at the kitchen table drinking tea. Il always remember her giggle, it was very contagious! The entire Auld family was like an extension of the Dobson family with your Mom at the helm. I am happy she lived a long and productive life. I will always hold cherished memories in my heart. Love, Karen Asgeirson (Dobson) - Posted by: karen asgeirson (Friend and neighbour) on: May 06, 2023

  • Donna and I will miss Mom and our daily telephone calls. Mom was a special lady. A wonderful mother and grandmother who loved her family and many friends. It is a sad day for all those that knew and loved our Mom. As Marilyn said Mom is dancing with our Dad in their happy place. Hope to see you soon. Love from Donna and Doug - Posted by: Donna and Doug Auld (Son and Daughter in Law) on: May 06, 2023

  • My deepest condolences in the loss of dear Marg. She was such a dear friend always keeping in touch. We had so many fun times golfing at Pinawa & in Texas. Our Texas get together in Lac du Bonnet. Marg & Will had a florist shop in Lac du Bonnet and did all the flowers for our daughters wedding. We both lost our husbands very close together. We reminisced all our good times and sad times. we shared together and then one day the phone rang and there was Marg telling me she got married to Glenn. I was so thrilled for them. We met a few times at the casino and Glenn was such a loving supportive husband to Marg. I was so happy they had these last golden years together. My heart goes out to all Marg’s family. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal but love leaves memories no one can steal. May all your wonderful memories you shared together somehow sustain you in your time of sorrow. To live in the hearts of those you leave behind is to never die and Marg will live on in all our hearts forever. RIP my dear friend. - Posted by: Marlyn Harding (Friend) on: May 06, 2023

  • My Dear Mom, As I have already told you as you passed you can now Dance with Dad, will miss you until we meet again. There will be a service for our Mom on June 17, 2023. - Posted by: Marilyn (Daughter) on: May 06, 2023

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