Margaret Rose Berreth, beloved wife of Allan of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at the age of 82 years.
Born in Didsbury, AB and graduated from Didsbury High School, Margaret moved to Toronto to study singing for a year before returning to Calgary where she joined a Quartet and sang throughout Southern Alberta. On December 31, 1947, she married Allan Berreth and they resided in Beiseker before semi-retiring to Calgary in 2004. Margaret was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed many winters sharing Star Aloha with her “Hawaiian Family.” She was Worthy Grand Matron of the province of Alberta in 1982-1983. In 1988-1991 she was appointed General Grand Chapter Committee Member (ESTARL) of the General Grand Chapter and was honoured to be appointed Worthy Grand Organist of the General Grand Chapter from 1997 to 2000. While enjoying these appointments Margaret and her husband Al travelled extensively around the world spreading Star Love. Margaret’s dedication earned her the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Elizabeth’s reign as Queen of Canada. She also enjoyed her membership in the Daughters of the Nile.
Besides her loving husband Allan, Margaret is survived by daughters, Adele and her husband Gene Belyk of Shell Lake, SK, and Linda Berreth of Calgary; two grandsons, Cory Belyk, of Saskatoon SK and Trevor and Wendy Belyk of Osler SK; two great granddaughters Emma and Gracie Belyk; brother-in-law Mel Pearson and his wife Julie of White Rock, BC; two nieces and their husbands, Debbie and Tom Oke of Calgary and Denise and Doug Cottrell of Airdrie. Margaret was predeceased by her sisters, Linda Curtis and Kathleen Pearson.
“If you see someone without a smile, give him one of yours”
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Private Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Margaret’s honour may be made directly to Sarcee Hospice, 3504 Sarcee Road S.W., Calgary, AB T3E 4T4 Telephone: 403-685-6460 or to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, Suite 301, 620 Colborne Street, London, ON N6B 3R9 Telephone: 1-800-265-5106.
In living memory of Margaret Berreth, 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