Margaret Manolescu, beloved wife of George Manolescu of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at the age of 88 years.
Besides George, her loving husband of sixty-six years, Margaret is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, The Honourable Mdm. Justice Suzanne and Dr. Ernest Bensler and grandson Mark Bensler; son, John Manolescu and former wife Marsha Manolescu and their children Christopher Manolescu, Trisha and her husband Michael James and their children Emmett and Brenna, Julie Manolescu, Stacey Manolescu and John’s wife MaryAnne. She was predeceased by her granddaughter Megan Bensler in 2004; and her three brothers Norman, Frank and Harry Nelson.
Margaret was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Emory and Edna Nelson. She first met George when he was serving Convoy Duty in the Royal Canadian Navy in the North Atlantic in World War II. At that time she was the Office Manager for the Netherland Shipping Company. They were married in 1944. After the War they made Calgary their home where they raised their two children. Margaret was a great partner and support, and George considered her an integral part of the many successes in his business career. They enjoyed many international trips together, both for business and pleasure. She was his constant friend and companion through life.
She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. May God care for you Mom as you have for us. You will be forever in our hearts.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818.
In living memory of Margaret Manolescu, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences