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LEITH, Margaret Eleanor (nee Rickard)

April 28, 1920 – January 12, 2012

Margaret Leith beloved wife of Hermen of Calgary, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer.

Margaret loved to entertain family and friends and was a superb homemaker and a gourmet cook. She loved to dance, play bridge, travel and spend time with friends. She loved her garden and all beautiful things.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Hermen, her two daughters, Donna and Willa, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren as well as six nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, James and Elizabeth Rickard, her two brothers James and Earl and sister Gertrude all of Regina.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 2:30p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to Parish of Christ the King to the attention of Reverend Dr. Colin O’Rourke, 6207, 6000 Somervale Court SW, Calgary AB T2J 4J4.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the staff of CBI Home Health, especially to Chandra, Grace, Joan and Jenny who so tenderly cared for Margaret during the final months of her life, providing for her physical needs while maintaining her honor and dignity under very challenging circumstances. A special thank you to the Chateau Renoir, Sharon Holbrook R.N. and her dear friend Ena.

In living memory of Margaret Leith, 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

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  1. Toni-Marie Ion-Brown :

    The Food and Beverage staff of the Calgary Petroleum Club would like to express our very sincere condolence to Mr. Leith and the family.
    Mrs. Leith will always be lovingly remembered- and we will miss her dearly
    Toni-Marie on behalf of the entire team

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  2. Glenna Beierle :

    To Mr. Leith and Family
    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Leith. She was such a lovely lady and I know you will all miss her very much.
    Loveingly Remembered
    Glenna

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  3. Please accept our condolences for your mother.
    Our families go a long way back when the Rickards and the Mcleod Families spent time together. I remember my Grandmother and Mother would sit around the big dining room table at Mrs.Rickards with Auntie Gertie and sometimes Margaret enjoying the wonderful cooking and baking,
    and also swapping recipes.

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  4. Hermen,

    It is with great sorrow to learn of the recent passing of Margaret. You and Margaret were the first friends we came into contact with when we arrived in Canada. In reflection of the countless years of joy and good times with you both, it makes us realize how lucky we were to meet the two of you as we arrived to our new place. I only wish that all immigrants could have had the same chance of receiving such loving friendship.

    Margaret’s marvellous sense of humour and ever-present smile, along with your companionship and mentoring, made all the difference in us settling into the Canadian life and society. It is consoling to us that she had a good life by your side- you were always there for her. If I’ve ever known a great husband, a partner, and a mentor; it is you, Hermen.

    I want to let you know how much your friendship meant to us and how truly grateful we will always be.

    Your friends,

    Joe and Helen Lukacs

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