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OSBORNE, Margaret Eva (nee Young) PhD.

October 17, 1940 – Calgary, Alberta
March 9, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Margaret Osborne of Calgary passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the age of 77 years with her family by her side.

Marg was born in Calgary to Walter and Jean Young.

She was a graduate of both McGill University and the University of Texas at Austin. Marg worked primarily as a leading nurse educator, clinician and researcher in the field of mental health and psychiatric nursing. Dr. Osborne received many awards and recognition for the significant contribution she made as a member on numerous boards (Canadian Mental Health, Hospice Calgary). She was also an active member and volunteer at St. Michael’s Catholic Community Church and within the Canadian Nurses Association. Family, faith and friendship were the primary values and foundations of her life. Together with the commitment of providing excellence in nursing care, education and advocating for the mentally ill, Marg achieved a remarkable level of personal and professional reward and success.

Marg is survived by her son, David (Kristen); beloved grandchildren, Ava and Jaxon from Austin, Texas; and by her brother, John (Joanne) of Cranbrook, BC and their children Ryan (Michelle), Chris, Heather and their families.

She was a favorite aunt to her many nieces and nephews and was extremely proud of each and every family member. Marg also leaves behind a family of close friends and colleagues that she built and nurtured throughout her lifetime.

Marg will be truly missed and forever remembered.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region, Suite #400, 105 – 12th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A1 Telephone: (403) 297–1700, www.cmha.calgary.ab.ca Special thanks from the family to the care team at Father Lacombe Providence for the exceptional care provided.

In living memory of Marg Osborne, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200

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  1. Sally Thorne (former Director) :

    Marg was such a joy as a colleague during her Vancouver years, before she moved back to Calgary. A marvelous champion for mental health issues, a passionate and enthusiastic teacher of students and mentor to junior colleagues, and a wonderful member of our School of Nursing community. She leaves many special memories for all who worked with her, and the stamp of her contributions to our academic programming will remain as her legacy here. Sending condolences to her beloved family on behalf of all of us here at UBC School of Nursing.

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  2. Paddy Rodney :

    Marg was a wonderful nurse teacher, mentor and colleague–I am SO glad to have known her….

    With sincere condolences,

    Paddy Rodney, UBC School of Nursing

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  3. Irene Thompson :

    Marg’s quiet presence was always a comfort to those around her.
    Sincere sympathy to you, her family.
    Irene Thompson, nursing classmate

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  4. Arlene Kent Wilkinson :

    Marg was a friend, mentor and colleague. She was a curious and careful questioner. She expected the best from herself and others. Marg was a champion for mental health and will be missed.
    Arlene Kent-Wilkinson, CoN, U of S.

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  5. I was privileged to know Marg for many years, in Alberta and in BC. She was a lovely person, kind, wise and with a good sense of humor.
    Rest in peace, Marg.
    Sonia Acorn, UBC School of Nursing

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  6. Paula Tognazzini :

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Marg’s family and friends. Marg was my dear friend and colleague and we shared a lot of special times together. It was an honour and a privilege to have known her. Paula Tognazzini

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  7. sherette currie :

    Please accept my deepest and heart felt condolences. I had the privilege of working with Marg for many years on one of her committees (cfmhn) and she was a brilliant, truly remarkable lady. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten.
    Sherette

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  8. Gail Vallance Barrington :

    My condolences to you all in this difficult time.

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  9. Gail Vallance Barrington :

    My condolences to you all at this difficult time. Marg was much loved at Athabasca University.

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  10. Kimberley Lamarche :

    I was privileged to know Marg as an instructor, and a colleague for many years. She had a unique passion for the world, and was generous with her knowledge. She will be missed.
    Kimberley Lamarche, Athabasca University

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  11. Carol anderson :

    My sincere sympathy to each of you. While we have never met, I was a fellow sessional instructor at AU. Marg was on faculty when I started. She was a great mentor and we developed a special friendship over the years. She obviously loved nursing and always cared about the development and welfare of her students. She was a treasure.

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  12. Beverley Getzlaf, RN, PhD :

    I am very sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. We worked together at Athabasca University and she was a supportive colleague, an insightful mentor in nursing research and education and an inspiring role model of compassionate living. And such fun to be with.

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  13. Rosemary Kohr, RN, PhD :

    So sad to hear this news.
    Marg was one of the first people I met “in the flesh” at Athabasca University Faculty Retreat and Convocation back in 2007 (I think that was the year)… she was incredibly supportive (over the years, would make sure my professorial gown was on straight for the walk into the convocation tent), full of wry humour and one of the most passionate about the need for academic rigour and scholarship in our teaching, and with our students.
    She was a bright light in Canadian nursing. Collectively, we have her legacy in the way we teach, and in the way we are nurses.
    My condolences to family, friends and colleagues. She was well loved, and remembered.

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  14. Marge deJong-Berg :

    Marg was inspirational to me as a new instructor for Athabasca. I will always remember her willingness to assist me and teach me to be a better instructor, a role model extraordinaire! She was kind, patient, and accepting in a way that built confidence. She is lovingly remembered by me and I am sure by many others for her great knowledge and generosity in sharing that knowledge and her wisdom.

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  15. Norma Boulton :

    I was very sorry to hear of Margs passing I worked with Marg in Calgary and she was always an inspiration.Shewas a gentle person who inspired so many in the arena of mental health Even though I had not seen Marg in many years she was an individual who is remembered fondly.
    My condolences to the family

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  16. Barb Shellian :

    Marg was one of a kind – she taught me many things about nursing as her student and political action as her colleague. I became active in the professional association because of her encouragement (pushing) and she put my name forward for AARN Nursing Committee in 1980 – told me to get involved and I credit her with showing me the value of involvement in professional associations.
    Barb Shellian President Canadian Nurses Association

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  17. So sorry to hear this news. I have many great memories of Marg when we were friends living in Glenbrook. Many community events, our trip to Disneyland with the boys, our stay at Fairmount Hot Springs on our way to hockey school in Cranbrook. She was a wonderful person and I am so glad I had the opportunity to be her friend. Sincere condolences to all the family.

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  18. Maya Charlebois :

    So sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. I have been honoured to know her during my times as a nurse and as a result of her commitment improving the health of others through her roles as an educator, nurse provider and leader.

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  19. Sad to hear of Marg’ passing
    Brian Larson RPN EdD

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  20. Maureen Osis :

    To David & his family; your mother, Marg, was a very kind and caring person. I worked with her when I tutored for Athabasca University.
    She was very committed to the nursing profession and to the improvement of the treatment of people with mental health problems. She spoke of you and her grandchildren with great pride.
    I know you will miss her very much.

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  21. Maureen Osis :

    John Osborne and family
    Your sister Marg lived a life devoted to her beloved nursing profession, and specifically to mental health nursing. I was privileged to be part of her annual Xmas dinner party with colleagues from the Foothills Hospital.
    We are all saddened by her loss. We are also grateful for her that she is at peace.

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  22. Ardene Robinson Vollman :

    Please accept my condolences on your loss. I knew Marg when we worked together on the now defunct CCNP collaboration among Mount Royal, UofC and Foothills Nursing. She was a wonderful person – warm, supportive, loyal, dedicated. She will be missed by students, colleagues, patients, the nursing and mental health communities, and her many friends, but her legacy will live on.

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  23. To the Osborne family,
    Please accept the sympathies of the Franciscan Friars at Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre on the occasion of the death of your Mother, Margaret. May she rest in peace.
    Her work as Captain for our retreats over the years is much appreciated.
    Regretfully none of us is available to attend the Funeral Services.
    Sincerely,
    Friar Kevin Lynch, O.F.M.

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  24. Cheryl Crocker :

    Please accept my condolences. I know that Marg was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. I worked with her at Athabasca University and always appreciated her insights. She was student centered and always wanted the best for everyone. She will be missed.
    Cheryl Crocker

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  25. Marion Clauson :

    To the Osborne family,
    Marg was a dear colleague at UBC. We shared administrative roles in the BSN program and as such worked closely together to support the students and the curriculum. Marg was a staunch supporter of the students and always ensured that their best interests were paramount. We shared many wonderful times as well as some challenging times at the School of Nursing. Through her time on faculty, Marg was gracious, committed to excellence, student-centered, fair and fun-loving. She was an exceptional nurse, educator and leaders. She has left us too soon. My thoughts are with her family at this sad time.

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  26. Lorelei Gibson :

    Dear family
    So sorry to hear about Marg. She was a great mentor and colleague through the Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses.

    We would like to post her obituary on our website so other members of the federation can send their thoughts and be aware of her passing. Please let me know if you are okay with this request.

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  27. Victoria Smye :

    To the Osborne family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Marg. I met her as a PhD student and then got to know her better when I started as faculty at UBC because of our common interests in mental health nursing, social justice and health equity. I had the experience of co-teaching with Marg when I first arrived at UBC; the experience was a gift to me. Marg was generous, kind and thoughtful and a great educator who always had student interests and well-being front and center. She will be missed. My thoughts are with the family at this time.

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