Margaret Amelita Eleanore Mitchell McConachie was born June 16, 1933, to William and Grace McConachie in Tisdale,SK. She passed, December 18, 2013 holding hands with Warren, surrounded by family, knowing she was loved, honoured and respected. Her illness was brief – her dignity was great. Margaret and Warren were wed June 2, 1954. A romance of over 60 years. Their adventure took them to Kinistino, Prince Albert, Calgary, Saskatoon, and Ladysmith, BC.
Three babies rounded out their family, David (1955 ), Deborah (1957), and Todd (1963). Margaret’s working career started with switchboard operations, and then to positions with the provincial and federal government. Cabin retreats were filled with family and friends. First at Candle Lake and then at Freeman Island, Lac La Ronge,SK. Nana’s heaven on earth. Nana Marg nurtured her family as she nurtured her gardens. With careful care and attention to every plant and flower. Giving each special attention to make it her very favourite and bring it to its very best. A woman of integrity and compassion – a harmonious blend of gentleness and tenacity. She will always be our family’s gentle gardener.
She was greeted in heaven by Todd who passed in 2012.Here to celebrate her life are husband Warren, son David (Donna) Saskatoon, SK, Daughter Deborah (Dale) Schmidt, Yorkton, SK. Grandchildren Michael (Ferrah, Maryn and Jake )Schmidt Regina, SK. James (Crystal, Kameron and Katie) Gudjonson Oyen, AB. Crystal (Adam) Toth Regina, SK.Douglas (Abriel Armitage )Schmidt, Rosthern, SK. Jesse (Carly) Gudjonson, Surrey, BC. Erin (Tyler) Foster, Saskatoon, SK. Kailene and Tianna Gudjonson, Saskatoon, SK. Natasha Tkachuk, AB. Special sister-in-law Muriel Johnson and family, Derek and June Toovey, Bill and Linda Gudjonson, Rodney and Sandy Gudjonson and families.
Mom’s life was touched by many dear friends; Joyce Messer, Shirley and Jim Terrill, the Robertson Clan, her cabin friends and her Ladysmith friends and neighbours. You were all part of her joy. In June 2014 we will return Nana Marg to her garden at La Ronge, SK. Her place – her peace. Her legacy to us all is to live life with honour and integrity. “Be sure to sure tell your family and friends that you love them”. Sweet peace gentle gardener.
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