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CHARTERIS – Marjorie “Marge” Joan (nee Watson)

January 18, 1934 – May 25, 2011

Marjorie “Marge” Joan Charteris of Calgary, passed away following a long and courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the age of 77 years.

Marge was born in Cadomin, AB and was raised there until she was eighteen when the family moved to Edmonton. She met Bob in Edmonton and they were married June 15, 1957. They moved to Calgary in 1959 where they lived in the community of Fairview for forty-three years. Marge had worked at Colt Engineering, Sears and retired from Calgary Co-op. Her biggest love in life was her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking Sunday suppers, sewing, knitting, quilting and going to the casino with her friends.

Marge is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Tracey Charteris; her two daughters Debbie Charteris and Danette Charteris; and three grandchildren, Cassandra, Mikayla and Bryce. Marge is also survived by her special friends, Heather, Bob and Matthew Cartwright, as well as her dog Missy. She was predeceased by her husband Robert L. “Bob” Charteris on May 19, 2001.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Foothills Country Hospice Society, P.O. Box 273, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A5 Telephone: 403-995-4673 or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Tom Baker Cancer Centre, ComCare and Foothills Country Hospice for the kind and gentle care given to Marge and her family.

In living memory of Marge Charteris, 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. Nadine Dougherty :

    I will miss Marjorie a great deal. She was a good friend and listener.

    Nadine (a McKenzie Lake 55+ club member)

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  2. Jennifer MacLean :

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. My thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.

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  3. Val Rechenmacher :

    Doug, Debbie and Danette – I always enjoyed the visits from and to our Calgary “cous’s”. I will always remember Aunt Marge’s smile and laugh, and the love she had for her kids and her dogs!!
    My thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Love from your Saskatchewan family.

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  4. Lorna Mowat and Teresa Elkins :

    Danette, please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your mom was a lovely lady and will be greatly missed.

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  5. Doug, Debbie and Danette
    It was with sadness that I read about your Mother’s passing. It is my regret that I will not be able to attend the funeral service and personally express my condolences. I met your Dad and Mom, when I moved to Calgary and joined Gulf Canada in June of 1968. Bob, Marge and a small group of us from Gulf enjoyed our time together and the parties at your folk’s house, especially the Grey Cup Parties.
    Through the years as life happens we lost touch; but via my close friendship with Doris Durrell I was able to keep up to date on the Charteris family.
    Believe now that your mom and dad are together again and are looking over you and your families as your personal guardian angels.

    Take care.

    Gay Dunlop

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  6. Tara Duhaney :

    I just heard of the passing of your mom and my heart truly goes out to you. It it nice to know that she spent her final days in such a warm and special place as the Foothills – they are a wonderful group of people. My thoughts are with you during this time.

    Take good care

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