Margaret (Marg) Olive Barnfather of Calgary passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at the age of 82 years. Born in Brandon, MB, following graduation, Marg was employed by Larry’s Photo Studio in Brandon as a commercial photographer. She married Charles Barnfather in 1952 and after briefly living in Winnipeg and Regina they settled in Calgary in 1962 where they have resided since. Marg worked in the Shrine Circus office for over twenty-five years and received a long service commendation upon her retirement. Marg was an active member of Daughters of the Nile, filling various offices over the years. She belonged to the sewing group and enjoyed sewing quilts, dolls, blankets and various other things for the ShrinersHospital for Children in Montreal. Marg especially enjoyed drives in the country, bowling, quilting and many other activities. Marg is survived by one sister and brother-in-law Eileen and Jack Edge; and one brother and sister-in-law Norman and Ferne Smith, all of Winnipeg; nieces, Catherine Edge of Calgary, and Nancy Edge McKinnon of Winnipeg; and one nephew Jim Smith and his wife Joan of Winnipeg and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Charles; and her parents Myra and Bill Smith. As well, Marg will be sadly missed by many kind and thoughtful friends in Calgary who were very loyal about visiting her and always keeping her in their thoughts and prayers. The family wish to thank the staff at the Southwood Hospice for their care and kindness during Marg’s recent illness.
I give you this one thought to keep-
I am with you still, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glint on the snow,
I am the sunlight ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush of
Quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone –
I am with you still in each new dawn.
At Marg’s request there will be no funeral service. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Daughters of the Nile, c/o Al Azhar Shrine Centre, 5225 – 101 St. N.W., Calgary, AB T3L 1S4 or the charity of the donors choice. In living memory of Marg Barnfather, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences