December 4, 1948 – Ottawa, Ontario
August 30, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta
Margot Amelia Elliot (nee Pentland), of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the age of 69 years. With unfailing grit and grace, Margot lived with cancer for the past three years, determined to “squeeze out every moment” that she could.
Compassionate, kind, and a witty sense of humour. Confident and calm. Thoughtful and generous. She showed us how to be brave, to love and care for family and friends, and to not let adversities keep you from the joys of life. She gave us the best of herself and left us with countless beautiful memories. The ultimate entertainer, Margot hosted many memorable gatherings for family and friends. Her attention to detail and small kindnesses were her quiet gift. Margot passed on her love of cooking and baking to her daughter and granddaughter.
Margot is survived by her devoted husband of forty-nine years, Randy Elliot; her loving children, Scott Elliot and Julie Elliot (Danny Laroche); two cherished granddaughters, Claire Elliot and Eva Laroche; and her caring sister, Sandy Pentland (Larry MacDonald). Margot was predeceased by her parents Benson and Rhena (Doupe) Pentland of London ON, and her two brothers, Alwin and Murray Pentland.
Our family – and her role of wife, mother, and grandmother – were most important to Margot and are her precious legacy. How blessed we are to have loved her so much that it is so difficult to say goodbye. We love you.
A celebration of Margot’s life will occur at a later date.
in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, #204, 1608 – 17 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0E3 Telephone: (403) 255-7100, www.jdrf.ca or the The Alberta Cancer Foundation, 710 – 10123 99 St., Edmonton, AB, T5J 3H1
The family of Margot deeply appreciate all the love and support that so many friends and family have given during this most challenging time. In addition we are grateful for the exemplary medical attention provided by Dr. Stuart Ross and Dr. William Hall.
Condolences and remembrances to Margot’s family may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Margot Elliot, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences