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MUIR – Margaret Edna (nee Kohlert)

1931 – 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved mother Margaret (Peggy) Muir on Friday, May 6, 2011 after a brief illness due to cancer. She was 79 years old.

Peggy will be greatly missed by her children; Caroline Muir of Dallas, Robert Muir of Calgary and Laura Muir of Toronto. She will also be lovingly remembered by her brother Erwin (Kathy) Kohlert of Saskatoon and her sisters Lillian (Stan) Hancock of Edmonton, Waldie LaMarre of Drumheller and Brenda Sanche of Australia, plus her many cherished nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband Robert (Bob) Muir, her sister Elsie McDonald, her brother Herbert Kohlert, and her parents Ida and Emil Kohlert.

Born in Lemberg, Saskatchewan on June 4, 1931, Peggy grew up on the family farm in Yorkton. Upon finishing high school and secretarial training in Yorkton, she moved to the Qu’Appelle Valley to work at her first job, which gave her very fond memories, at the Fort Qu’Appelle Sanatorium. She later moved to Calgary in the 1950s where she met and married Bob. Along with having loads of fun with Calgary’s “ski crowd,” the couple worked hard to build a rich, full life that included their three children, a beautiful cabin in Windermere, B.C., which Peggy enjoyed every summer, and many, many wonderful friends. An extremely active, fun-loving and independent woman, Peggy was both a nature and arts enthusiast who loved downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, golfing, playing bridge and going to plays, art exhibitions, musical concerts and movies.

A world traveler, she enjoyed trips to places like Hawaii, Mexico, Germany, London, Australia and Israel. She also kept busy with her volunteer efforts, working with organizations like the 1988 Calgary Olympic Winter Games and the Calgary Centre for Performing Arts Guild. Visiting and socializing with family and friends was always the most special to Peggy, and she will be missed and remembered by all.

A Celebration of Peggy’s Life will be held at Living Spirit United Church (629 – 49th Avenue S.W.) on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Margaret Muir, 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. Susan Grimshaw(nee Roop) :

    I am very sad to hear of Peggy’s passing. It was lovely that I saw her in December. I remember lots of great Christmas dinners at your family home. A great comfort to me when I lost my parents is that ” Someone who loves you never leaves you.” it is true- they don’t.
    My thoughts are with you in this time of loss.
    Susan

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  2. Anne & Ken Marchand :

    Dear Caroline, Robert & Laura.
    It was with profound sadness that we read of Peggy’s death. Both your parents were very dear and special friends and will be forever missed. Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved Mother Peggy.
    Anne & Ken Marchand

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  3. Doris Fishman & Bob Van Wart :

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of a lovely lady. Our thoughts go out to Peggy’s family. May fond memories give you comfort.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Unit 390, ACBL (American Contract Bridge League)

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  4. Chinook Ladies Bridge Club :

    Condolences to Peggy’s Family. We will miss Peggy at our Tuesday Bridge Games. From the Chinook Ladies.

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  5. Bob and Norrie Kohlert :

    Our deepest sympathy to Caroline, Robert and Laura and the rest of the families. Margaret as I knew her was always a loving caring person. I spent many happy times, when growing up at the home farm and remember Margaret looking out for Waldie and I, making sure we didn’t get into to much trouble. We had a pleasure of having a luncheon visit with her on one of our trips to Calgary and reliving some memories of old times. God’s blessing and peace be with you all. Bob and Norrie Kohlert

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  6. Charles von Muehldorfer :

    Together with you today I celebrate Peggy’s life with memories of a wonderful occasion. It was the Muir’s farewell party for me and Irene in 1994. I treasure that evening with our many friends. And then of course, the times we met at Windermere Lake, on the beach in the summer or on the ski hill in the winter. Our children were a great part of it.
    My thoughts are with you Caroline,
    Robert and Laura.
    Charles von Muehldorfer with Family.

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  7. Karen von Muehldorfer :

    Dear Laura, Robert and Caroline,
    I was very sad to hear about the passing of your mom. I’ll remember her great smile and laugh and some really nice shared times in Windermere. I’m deeply sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts are with you,
    Karen von Muehldorfer

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