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ARMSTRONG, Margaret Martha

August 28, 1938 – Lethbridge, Alberta
December 17, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Margaret Armstrong, 75, of Calgary, Alberta passed away on December 17, 2013 at South Health Campus hospital in Calgary.

She will be forever loved by her husband of fifty-one years Val; children and grandchildren: son Stacey and daughter-in-law Brenda (Madison and Brody), daughter Tanis and son-in-law Victor Sloboda of Sylvan Lake (Tiffany, Kait, TJ, Nathan, Evan and Emma), daughter Pamela (Tyson and Devon Lee), and son Timothy and daughter-in-law Patricia (Connor, Ethan and Paige); cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Michael and Maria (Haluska) Piro of Taber, originally from Nacina Ves, Czechoslovakia, and her brother Michael Piro of Shaughnessy, Alberta.

Always willing to help anyone in need, lover of all living creatures. Marg will be lovingly remembered and missed by her extended family, friends and neighbors. Grandma called her grandchildren “her babies” – even the older ones – each one was her heart’s delight.

Funeral Services will be held at Southview Alliance Church (1436 James McKevitt Road S.W.) on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Margaret Armstrong, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Pamela and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Lots of love,
    Kari Cameron

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  2. Rose Anne Karoly(nee Jutcovich) :

    My sincerest condolences to the whole Armstrong family on the loss of this wonderful woman, Marg, but to me it was Margie.
    Margie was the older sister that I never had ,
    and was always the warmest and most soft spoken person I ever knew. She lived with us for a while in Calgary and I always looked up to her.
    Her kindness and generosity was a trait she learned from her wonderful mom and dad, “Kressna and Kressnie” as I knew them. This wonderful family took in my parents , immigrants from war torn Europe, and almost adopted them. Margie and family, became our family.

    I am so sorry that we lost touch over the years, but my memories of her will always be strong,
    and she will always be remembered.

    All my love to all the family and your family be spared further sorrow

    Rose Anne

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  3. Ivan & Diane Lee :

    We are so sorry for your loss .Our prayers are with you and your family .The Lord will comfort you and give you his strength and peace at this difficult time.

    Ivan & Diane

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  4. Jackie Pontin, Past President Association of Administrative Assistants, Calgary Branch :

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I hope you take comfort in the happy memories and the knowledge that she is now at peace. My sympathy to you and your family.

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  5. Ivan & Diane Lee :

    SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS AT THIS TIME.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
    IVAN & DIANE

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  6. Yun Gi & Keum Shim :

    So sorry to hear that we lost her.
    I can say that she was great, kind and proud.
    I never got an opportunity to meet her again however;
    I will never be able to forget her, as she will be in my heart forever.
    I will pray that God gives all your family the strength to overcome the situation.

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  7. Suzanne (Wells) & Warren Romman :

    Dear Tannis and Family:
    We were very sorry to hear about your mom. I did not know your mom very well, but I know that she loved the Lord and had a heart for people. She was very giving and soft hearted, helping anyone she could. For all of us who know Jesus, it is not good-bye when we leave this earth, it is see you later. I know that one day I will see my grandparents and loved ones that have already gone ahead. We wish all of you and your family, the peace that comes from knowing God, may this be a comfort to you all.

    Sincerely,

    Suzanne (Wells) & Warren Romman

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  8. My thoughts and prayers are with the Armstrong family during this difficult time.
    I remember Marg as a very unassuming, gracious, soft spoken and caring lady. I always remember the hospitality she extended to me when I stayed overnight at her house 20 years ago.

    Yours truly,
    Harold Yuen

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  9. Connie & David Beamer :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Armstrongs during this hardest of times. Connie and I have seen the wonderful kids plus some Grandkids Margaret and Val raised over the years. The whole world is a lesser place with her now going to be with our Lord. That said, Heaven has a great saint who we will all see again soon on some blessed day. Thank you for the phone call Pam, including us in your family’s mourning of your Mom and precious sister to us in Christ Jesus.

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  10. Ron & Marguerite (Sevcov) Wobick :

    Our sincere sympathy to your family. We were friends many years ago in Shaughnessy. My parents were also friends of Margaret’s parents. Even though we did not communicate very often over the years as our lives went in different directions, our wonderful childhood memories last forever.

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  11. I miss you mom.

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  12. Lindsay and Troy Anderson :

    It was a beautiful, fall day today and I spent the afternoon on the walking path here in Taber. As I walked past the hospital your mom and grandmother Mary Piro came to mind and I realized that it had been a few years since we had received the annual Christmas card from ‘Canaveral Cresent.’ I added up the years and wondered if perhaps Margaret had passed away. Thirty years ago when we were first married my husband and I would volunteer at the Extended Care on Monday evenings and we met Mary Piro. We enjoyed visiting with her and continued to visit regularly after our children were born. Her sense of humour and personality were delightful! We met Margaret a few times and on one occasion were talking about our fridge that had finally given up. Margaret suggested we come to Calgary and pick up a fridge that she was trying to sell. That fridge is still running and used as a second fridge in our home 30 years later! We felt like we knew Tanis and loved hearing all the details of the arrival of the triplets. They must be grown now!

    I thought it was kind of special to learn that Mary Piro passed away on my birthday. ( :

    I hope the Armstrong children have felt much love and support as they have adjusted to life without their mom close by. She was very special.

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