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ELLIOT, Margot Amelia

Posted By Obits On August 31, 2018 @ 1:50 PM In Obituary,Park Memorial Chapel | 28 Comments

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 [1] or the The Alberta Cancer Foundation [2], 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.

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Condolence from Stacy Bing on August 31st, 2018 9:36 PM

My sincere condolences for your loss. She was a wonderful friend to our family.
My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family.

Condolence from marilyn zinger and Neil Zinger on August 31st, 2018 11:46 PM

We offer deepest condolences to you and your family
Our hearts are with you

Condolence from Denaro on September 1st, 2018 6:48 AM

We were so saddened to hear of Margo’s passing. What a beautiful spirit she had. All the things written in the obituary were what we remembered about her in the times we were with you both. It couldn’t have been said any better.
Know we grieve with you and your family. Blessings and prayers, John and Mary

Condolence from Dorothy Cousins on September 1st, 2018 7:34 AM

Dear Randy, Scott, Julie and Sandy, Claire and Eva
Ian and I are very sorry for the loss of your dear wife and mother. Her children and grandchildren always came first.
Hoping all those wonderful childhood memories will help you
through this very difficult time. We will miss her joy in life, interesting conversations and recipes. Love Ian and Dorothy

Condolence from Janet Brooks on September 1st, 2018 10:27 AM

To the family of a wonderful woman,
It has been my great pleasure to know your Mom, Wife, Mother and Grandmother. Margot was always kind, inclusive and engaged. That little twinkle in her eyes and her great sense of humor made being around her such a pleasure. Thank you all for your friendship and bless you in this difficult time. Janet

Condolence from Allan and Val Graham on September 1st, 2018 10:53 AM

Dear Randy and family;
Val and I were deeply sorry to hear of Margo’s passing. Even though we haven’t been in touch a lot lately, we always think about you guys and all the great times we enjoyed together.

Condolence from Gary and Louise Haerle on September 1st, 2018 12:18 PM

Dear Julie, Danny and family
Our deepest sympathy to each of you. We had the pleasure of meeting and enjoying your Moms company out in Kooteney Lk.
We wish you peace knowing your Mom is now at rest. Take care of each other…

Condolence from Marjorie F Wolfe on September 1st, 2018 8:08 PM

Dear Randy and Family
It was a privilege to know and love Margot. She was one of a kind, always thinking of her family first. She was a fabulous and caring wife , mother and grandmother. We loved her dearly and will miss her quiet kindness and sense of humor. Her legacy will live on in her wonderful family.
Love to you all,
John and Margie

Condolence from Monique & Yvon Laroche on September 1st, 2018 10:01 PM

We hope all the cherished memories that you have of Margot brings you solace during this difficult time. With our deepest heartfelt condolences.

Condolence from John and Sue Oldham on September 2nd, 2018 9:08 AM

Our thoughts are with Margot’s devoted and loving family at this difficult time. The tribute to Margo in the above obituary is so fitting for who she was and how she cared for those who were fortunate to know her. Her love of life and joy in giving will live on through her children and Grandchildren. She has left such a strong legacy. Our deepest sympathy to the whole family.

Condolence from Barb Lorentz on September 2nd, 2018 10:04 AM

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. You were blessed to have Margot as your wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Margot was a beautiful woman.
Barb and Mike Lorentz

Condolence from Liz Brooks on September 2nd, 2018 10:37 AM

To Sandy & Larry, Randy & family:
Yet another cousin gone to be with our maker. Faith that God knows what is best is what we can hang on to. We can ask all the “why’s” we want but some times there is no obvious answer. Though I’ve not had contact with Margot or her family over many years, your emails Sandy and many of the condolence messages paint a picture of Aunt Rhena whom I so admired. That Margot mirrored her says much for the wonderful person Margot was.
Your cousin Liz Brooks (Ken)

Condolence from Linda Lee-Guthrie on September 2nd, 2018 11:30 AM

Dear Elliot family, may cherished memories keep you comforted and bring you peace.
To our dear friend Sandy, may all your loving memories of your sister ease the sorrow that you feel.
Our Heartfelt Condolences,
Linda & Larry Guthrie
Victoria BC

Condolence from Dianne Wadsworth on September 2nd, 2018 11:31 AM

Dear Randy and family, also Sandy and Larry. So sorry we are not there with you. Luv you guys and our heart breaks for you. My best memories were the summer holidays Margot and Sandy would come and spend time on the farm.
Sharing our chores and adventures. Uncle Ben would drive tractor and aunt Rhena would help mom inthe kitchen. Aunt Rhena was always up early keeping Margot on her diabetic schedule. As time went on I remember Margot with the boy friend “Randy” and red convertible.
It was super when we were able to keep in touch over the internet. Got to see Claire as she grew up and did so many projects with grandma. Take care and remember the good times. Love Dianne

Condolence from Larry MacDonald on September 2nd, 2018 4:24 PM

I have so many great memories of Margot, the consummate entertainer. Whenever Sandy and I showed up at the Elliot’s, we were sure to get fed, including the best apple pie on the planet, and end the night with a friendly game of Bid Euchre, which Randy and I usually won!

We’ll all miss her kindness and generosity, fighting spirit, and out-of-the-blue puns.

Condolence from Jane Hawkins on September 2nd, 2018 6:54 PM

I have known Margot for almost 22 years She belonged to Fun Cooking and Mah Jong. I will always remember her sense of humour, her fabulous baking and how she taught Claire to bake. Of course, she loved her new grandchild Ava. My condolences to Randy, Scott, Julie and Sandy.

Condolence from Annette on September 3rd, 2018 9:20 AM

So sorry to hear this Julie and our thoughts are with you, Danny, Eva and the rest of your family. Sending love and hugs your way,
Annette and Reg

Condolence from Phil Whetstone on September 3rd, 2018 9:55 AM

Randy, Scott and the rest of your family,
I’m very sorry to hear about your loss. I only met your wife/mother one time, but she was obviously a special person.

Condolence from BARRY AND JOAN on September 3rd, 2018 5:09 PM

We have many fond memories of Margo, most of which stem from dinner parties when we all lived in the Edmonton area. Margo was a wonderful cook and had a great sense of humor, we always enjoyed seeing her giggle. Our sincerest condolences to Randy, and Margo’s immediate and extended family. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Condolence from Chris and Angela Sayers on September 3rd, 2018 6:38 PM

Randy, Julie and Scott,
We were so sorry to hear of Margot’s passing. She was always so kind.
We are sorry for your loss and are thinking of you all.
Chris, Angela and Zoe

Condolence from Neil Anderson on September 3rd, 2018 7:26 PM

Dear Randy:
Carol and I are very sorry for your loss. We remember Margo fondly, especially the staff Christmas parties at your house in Sherwood Park. Margo was always so gracious and witty. We won’t forget her.
Neil and Carol Anderson

Condolence from Donna Carney on September 4th, 2018 11:52 AM

To Margot’s Family:
So sorry to learn of Margot’s passing. A special thank you to Sandy for keeping the cousins up to date through emails, including pictures of Margot and loved ones, what an amazing family! My warmest thoughts are with you.
Donna Carney

Condolence from John Elliot on September 5th, 2018 2:10 PM

Randy, Scott, Julie and all of your family: We were very saddened to learn of Margot’s passing on August 30. Your family has always remained in our hearts though the miles separated us. We remember fondly the times spent with all of you in your Alberta home as well as the time here in London. Margot’s wonderful presence was always a blessing and we will dearly miss this special, care-giving cousin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Randy and your family during this difficult time.
Love, John, Kim, Karen (Elliot) and families.

Condolence from Judy Webb on September 5th, 2018 3:45 PM

So many years have passed since I last saw you and Margot, but both of you have been mentioned many times over those years. Jeff would always ask Ian about you and your family, and he would reminisce often about the fun you and he had as young ones.
Wishing you comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Judy Webb

Condolence from Doug and Jessie Beattie on September 7th, 2018 2:23 PM

We want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family Randy. We were quite shocked to read in the paper about the passing of Margot. The two of you have enjoyed many years as a couple and have created a ton of memories that will be good to hang onto and cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Doug and Jessie Beattie
London, Ontario

Condolence from Kate & Kevin on September 9th, 2018 6:57 PM

Our hearts are with you and your family ❤️ You are so strong and we have no doubt that your Mom’s love will live on in you, Eva, and all your family.

Kevin & Kate

Condolence from John Patterson on October 9th, 2018 5:24 PM

The quite, gentle presence of a dear friend will be missed. Margot had a caring nature that is exhibited in Julie and Scott, whom she was so proud of. Many wonderful memories with her and family, we will forever be grateful. Our prayers for the Elliot family on their loss of a courageous , wonderful person.

Condolence from Shikaze Family on October 12th, 2018 12:01 PM

So sorry to learn of Margot’s passing, and we extend our heart-felt condolences to Randy and the entire family. She was a wonderful, kind neighbor.

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