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FLEMING, Marguerite Elizabeth (nee Edwards)

May 19, 1924 – Melfort, SK
March 6, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Marguerite Elizabeth Fleming of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the age of 89 years.

Marguerite came into this world with a natural affinity for life, embracing all it has to offer. Her happy years, growing up on the farm, cultivated her strong independent spirit. This led to wonderful experiences of travel and practicing her beloved profession of nursing. Margie nurtured countless people with her warm hugs, home baking, and cozy, hand knit sweaters. Margie’s many joys included music, and playing bridge with her friends, which was a passion that spanned more than fifty years. She was most content surrounded by her family. She is deeply loved and will be missed by many.

Margie is survived by daughters Shauna (Paul), Maureen and Monica (Rob), daughter-in-law Wendy (Gord), ten grandchildren Christopher, Kathleen, Carolyn, Heather, Liam, Aubrey, Ryan, Sean, Kaya and Colleen, and great granddaughter Brooklyn. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Francis John Fleming in May 2005, and son Denis Edward Fleming in July 2005.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (5340 4th Street S.W. Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:30a.m. Graveside Service will be held at the Eden Brook Memorial Gardens following the reception. Memorial Donations may be made directly in Marguerite’s name to the Mustard Seed Street Ministry, 102 – 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5 Telephone: (403) 269-1319, www.theseed.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

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

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  1. Isabell Dixon, Ann Jenkins, Bob Dixon, Louise Harder :

    To all the Fleming family,
    Mom, Bob, Louise and I were so sad to hear of your mom’s passing. She was such a wonderful friend to Mom and a wonderful neighbour mom to all of us growing up. Your mom was especially kind to our mom these last years when mom couldn’t get around very well and had slowed in her bridge game. Marg made sure mom was included. Our great consolation is that she is now with our Lord and having a wonderful reunion with Frank and Denis and yes our Dad! We pray God will be your great comfort in theses next days.
    Lots of love from the Dixon family.

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  2. Lynda Brown :

    My heartfelt sympathy to your families in the loss of Margie. I have many fond memories of your mom, memories that included her special love for good music, office Christmas parties with the Schuster lawyers, the devotion she displayed for her family, and the many, many colourful knit sweaters she so lovingly knit over the years. I know she will be sadly missed. I can only imagine the wonderful reunion she is now enjoying with Frank and Dennis!

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  3. Mike and Melanie Stephen :

    Dear Rob and Monica and Family,

    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. It was a joy to have known Margie. We have many lovely memories her.

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  4. Dear Shauna,
    Thinking of you and so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Mom. Sending you a warm hug and wishing you strength to get through the days ahead. Please convey my condolences to your family. I hope to see you soon.
    Love, Anne

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  5. Sharon & Noel Smyth :

    Dear Maureen,
    We are sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. My God be your source of comfort.
    It was an honour to have been welcomed by your mother at your Stanley Park home, as well as having been included in her mother/daughters trip to Saskatchewan many years ago. She was a kind lady.
    Love and prayers, Sharon (McGregor) & Noel

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  6. David Bertram :

    Dear Maureen, Monica, & Shauna,
    I found out today that your mom passed away and I’m very sad that Diane & I missed the memorial service yesterday. You are in our thoughts today and we offer you and your families our heartfelt condolences.

    With fondness and hugs,
    Dave

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  7. To the Fleming family,
    Connie, Gisela, Andrew and I were saddened to hear of your mom’s passing by way of Germany.
    Marg was such a cherished friend and bridge enthusiast to Rosemarie and Herb for many years.
    She was a wonderful neighbour on Stanley Drive to all of us children during the sometimes rowdy growing up years.
    We all express our consolation to the Fleming family. It’s reassuring to know that she is now with our Saviour and enjoying a wonderful reunion with Frank and Denis.
    We pray for your comfort in the coming days.
    Love from the Schulz family.

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  8. Maureen, I am saddened at the loss of your beloved mother. I never had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Fleming but through you I came to know and respect her. I know what an integral part she was of your enitre family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  9. Kate Granson :

    “May knowing you’re
    in the hearts and thoughts of others
    help you and yours
    through this time of sorrow.”

    I had the opportunity to work with Marg way back in the late 80’s at Father Damien. She was so efficient, organized and “on top of everything going on in the school”…Thank Goodness!
    When I transferred out to a different school, Marg came to me and gave me positive accolades, accolades that I will never forget – it made me feel appreciated and strong.
    My thoughts and prayers go to Marg and her family, she will be thought of and remembered as one who quietly cared for others and would go out of her way to be helpful to those who truly needed it.
    Kate Granson

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  10. Cheryl Frederick :

    Dearest Maureen,

    My heart hurts for you. Your mom sounds like she was an amazing woman, and I am sure that is why you are so special. I pray peace for you and your family over the days and months again.

    Sending a hug, Cheryl

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  11. David Duignan & Yvonne LeFort (New Zealand) :

    Dear Maureen,

    It is such sad news to hear Marguerite has passed away. I remember her so well from the many years of tireless work she put into the St Vincent de Paul Society at Sacred Heart Church. She was always a very enthusiastic member, working hard to keep our local group flourishing. We pray for her, may she Rest in Peace.

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  12. Larry, Jo & Catherine Hope :

    We are all saddened by the news of Marg’s passing. We will share her memories along with those of Sister St. Edwin (Sr. Elizabeth Walker (Ursulan Sisters). We all enjoyed each other’s company in the music at The Cathedral.

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