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HRICO, Margaret Rose (nee Sandford)

May 17, 1941 – Edmonton, Alberta
January 12, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Margaret Rose Hrico, beloved wife, partner and best friend of Eugen Hrico, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the age of 72 years.

Margaret was born one of eight children to Rufus and Lucy Sandford. Margaret was the younger sister to Ellen McKay (Al), Ruth Kerr (Doug), Harold Sandford, Herb Sandford and Walter Sandford (Fran). Margaret was also the older sister to twin brothers, Bob Sandford (Vi) and Donald Sandford (Rebecca). Margaret had a great love of family, friends and her children, Sandy-Lou Carlson (Robert), Troy Carlson (Angela), grandchildren, Glenn and Calais and many nieces and nephews.

Margaret enjoyed camping, travelling and the annual Christmas Eve celebration at her home. Margaret retired from CP Rail in 2004 after twenty-five years of service. Despite declining health Margaret faced life with determination and a wonderful sense of humour that will be remembered by all who knew her. Mom has been a fine Matriarch who truly blessed us with gifts of heartfelt love, sharing and kindness. She will be deeply missed by family and friends

A Celebration of Margaret’s Life will be held at the Riverbend Community Centre (19 Rivervalley Drive S.E.) on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 (Telephone 403-264-5549, The family would like to thank the compassionate and caring doctors, nurses and staff at the Peter Lougheed Hospital’s unit 38.

In living memory of Margaret Hrico, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Robert Jensen :

    My deepest sympathies to you Eugen and your family. We were all very sad here at Dr. Kriel’s office to hear of this sad news.

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  2. David Hillier and Family :

    Eugen, Sandy, Troy and families.
    Our sincere condolences to you all during and beyond this time of sorrow. We will remember all of the many great thoughts and memories spent, shared, and enjoyed with Margaret.

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  3. Sorry to hear of your wifes’ passing. Eugen ,my deepest sympathy I, send to you and your family.Take care . jack (c.p.r)

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