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MACKAY – Margaret Lillian (nee Hartz)

December 21, 1931– February 7, 2011

With much sorrow we announce Margaret Mackay born December 21, 1931 peacefully passed on Monday February 7, 2011 at the age of 79 years.

Margaret was a dedicated Mother and wife, always giving of herself to all. Smoothing the edges of every life she touched with pride and dignity. She is survived by Six children; Christine Reddick, Bonnie Vantassel, Jeff and Maricela Ziegler, Greg Ziegler, Denise Seabrook, Brad and Rachel Mackay as well as fifteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, seven brothers and sisters; Alvina Rose Wamsley, Christina Lindgren, Frieda and Adolph Regal, Edna Salewski, Edward Hartz, Joyce and Helmuth Schroeder and Derik and Diane Hartz.

Margaret was a very talented person i.e. sewing, crafts, cooking, renovating anything that she set her mind to doing she did!! She was giving and gentle and sometimes very persuasive in her ways. As her children she taught us to Love and respect others so in turn we could respect ourselves. To laugh and smile as much as we can, to bring the joy back to this world… and above all to love and be loved, appreciate the life that God has given us!!!! Mom would always want us to share and keep the peace between each other. She came to me in a dream, the night before her passing, radiant, restored, dignified. In her gentle voice she said “I was seeing darkness then, there was a soft light at the fringes, then color and warmth, like the dawn of the first glorious summer day. Bringing with it a great feeling of calm, of peace, quiet joy and acceptance. “Goodbye ” she said “be happy for me and yourselves as we shall meet again”. I felt a joy so powerful, overwhelmed with a great love and happiness for her. For she is at Peace … Good-bye Mom and God bless.

A memorial service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Rocky View Garden of Peace. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, #102, 5636 Burbank Crescent S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901, or to Prince of Peace Manor 285030 Luther Rose Blvd NE Calgary T1X 1M9 Telephone: (403) 285-5080

In living memory of Margaret Mackay, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.

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  1. Wayne Salewski :

    HI to all
    I am sorry. Aunty Margaret was always a part of our lives. I can not actually remember a time when she was not living in the same community or even in the same house in the early years. I think the picture you chose is excellant. I remember this picture always on display in either her home or Mom’s home. It is one of the nicest she had. Although I have seen Denise many times over the past years, I certainly feel bad that I have not seen the rest of you all since high school.
    We need to have a reunion one day.


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  2. Svend Jensen and Dolly Deeley :

    What a pleasure to have known and have been in the company of Margaret many times. She truly was a “Lady” in every which way . Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of a beautiful, caring person that was our pleasure of knowing.

    Dolly and Svend

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  3. Leith, Dorothy Pack & Family :

    We are thinking about all the family at this difficult time. It is hard for us to believe that your mom has gone as she was always so helpful and also happy to chat on the phone. What a hard working lady and always a lady. Marg took such pride in herself, family and her home.

    With Deepest Sympathy
    Leith, Dorothy & Family

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  4. Sharon Taggart :

    We shared over 50 years of life and memories for which I will always be thankful. My sincere condolences to all her family.

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  5. Brenda & Greg Campbell & Family :

    We are all so sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of Aunt Marg, she was always so kind to myself and siblings.

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