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COMPTON, Margaret Duchart

March 6, 1917 – October 12, 2014

Margaret Duchart Compton, much loved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014. She fought leaving family with the heart of a tiger, finally ending her days with us in the warm embrace of her family, in the caring and compassionate environment provided by Agape Hospice. A long life – well lived and well loved.

Born 1917 in Kincardine-on-Forth, Scotland she journeyed by boat to Canada in 1927 with her mother, Marian Millar and siblings to join her father Thomas in Exshaw, Alberta. A long-time member of the Christ Church community, Earl Grey Golf and Country Club, The Glencoe Club, art education docent at Glenbow Museum, volunteer for The Canadian Red Cross Society, and dedicated Rotary Anne (Partner). Margaret with husband Al Compton and staff built The Sportsman Ski Cellar – a successful Calgary business still in operation today. Gardener extraordinaire, lifelong learner, fashion maven, lover of art, music, mountains and travel – generous and careful “banker” to the family and teacher that money follows values. She held true to hers by investing in education, homes and travel opportunities for all her family members.

She was predeceased by husband Al Compton, brother James Millar and sister Helen O’Reilly. Margaret is survived by sisters Jess Swail (Norm) of Vancouver, Jean McCormack (Raimund Petrich) of Sherwood Park and daughters Carol Fisher (Dale) and Heather Compton (Dennis Blas) of Calgary, Patricia Compton (Stuart Curran ) of Canmore and Kathleen Compton (Andrew Orr) of North Vancouver. She was Nana to five cherished grandchildren (all of whom fondly recall their “parasailing Nana” of a past holiday), Christopher Fisher (Betty Rodriguez), Danielle Schippanoski (Steve), Kyla Fisher (Trent Anderson), Cameron Yost and Kyle Yost and “Super Nana” to two great grandchildren Meleia Anderson and Xiomara Fisher. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews across Canada. Family, friends and community ultimately defined her life.

A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held at McInnis and Holloway (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made directly to The Rotary Club of Calgary, c/o Suite 300 The Kahanoff Centre, 105 – 12 Avenue S.E. Calgary, AB T2G 1A1 or to The Salvation Army Agapé Hospice, 1302 8th Avenue NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1B8. The family extends their gratitude to friends and extended family for their support and to her physician Dr. Patricia Bryden, staff at The Manor at Garrison Woods, Home Care (Rosa and Macie), Foothills and Rockyview Hospitals and Agape Hospice for the excellent care and attention Margaret received.

In living memory of Margaret Compton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to all of the family on the loss of Marg. She was a lovely lady that will be missed by everyone.

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  2. Adele and Calvin Thorne :

    Margaret was an inspiring, funny, feisty and overall awesome woman that will be missed by us all. Our condolences to Heather and her family. We are thinking of you and sending warm embraces.

    Adele and Cal Thorne

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  3. Dear Heather & family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing — she has lived a long life & sounds like quite a gal. You will always have and cherish those lovely memories — she has her wings now and has joined the other angels. Heather I always remember you speaking of your mom & referring to “granny money” when I was one of your clients with Nesbitt Burns. Hope all is well with you and family & again I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.

    My deepest sympathy
    Kathy Bulmer

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  4. To the Compton Family it is with a sad heart that I extend my condolences to you. I truly enjoyed chatting with this amazing, funny, strong willed lady at Garrison Woods. She always took the time to chat and give a little wave as she walked by. What a truly incredible life she had. My sympathies to all.

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  5. Marg’s Family. So sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. We didn’t find out about it until just now, or we would have attended her funeral.. We had many good times with your Mom when we
    lived in Calgary and was sorry that we didn’t see as much of her in later years as we would have liked to. Love, Don and Gloria Moore

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  6. John M. Rankine :

    To: All my cousins 2nd and 3rd. I wish I could have spent more time with cousin Margaret when I was out west. But it was not in the cards. May the good lord allow her to rest in peace.

    John Martin Rankine

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  7. Wendy Nesbitt :

    My condolences to all the Compton Family. I have many memories of our days as neighbours in Elbow Park. Marg was a special lady. Wendy Nesbitt

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  8. Larry and Shirley Holloway :

    Carol and Dale and Family

    Sincere condolences on the passing of your mother Margaret. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.

    Unfortunately we are unable to attend the Celebration of Life.

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  9. Karen and Ted Robinson :

    Our thoughts are with you all at this time. Aunt Margaret was a true elegant woman. I will remember her with great fondness and admiration.
    Love to you all

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  10. Barbara & Don MacDougall :

    We enjoyed getting to know Margaret better when she resided in Roxboro House. She was a lovely, friendly lady, and we extend our condolences to Heather, Carol and family.

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