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McLEOD, Margaret Ellen (Nee Gilchrist)

Posted By Obits On September 10, 2018 @ 2:35 PM In Chapel Of The Bells Obituaries,Obituary | 20 Comments

June 24, 1928 – September 6, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce our beloved mother, Margaret Ellen McLeod, of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2018 at the age of 90 years.

Margaret was born in Vancouver, BC, where she spent her early years. She graduated from St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver as a nurse. She married her beloved husband Hugh (Ewen) McLeod on January 5, 1954, and they spent many years in Edmonton raising their three children until relocating to Calgary in 1974, where Margaret had resided since.

A very caring, strong and independent woman, Margaret loved to host and entertain and take part in many social activities such as playing bridge and crib, attending church and Texaco Elderstar events. She also enjoyed spending time cooking, gardening, knitting, and travelling. Margaret treasured her loving family and lifelong friends; one of her greatest joys was spending time with them.

Margaret lives on in the memory of her children and their spouses, Barbara and Craig Kimler, Neil and Heather McLeod, Hugh and Wendy McLeod; grandchildren, Brett, Megan and Mark, Steven and Jenn, Thomas, and Justin; great-grandchildren, Laelith, Xylia, Ethan, and Emily; sister, Jane Gilchrist.

Margaret was predeceased by her devoted husband, Hugh (Ewen), on January 25, 1985; parents, Neil and Elsie Gilchrist; as well as her sister, Barbara Teahen.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB [1]), on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:00p.m. Reception to follow.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Margaret directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 1 (888) 566 – 5864. www.ab.lung.ca [2].

In living memory of Margaret, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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Condolence from Audrey and Keith Buschgens on September 11th, 2018 12:05 PM

Thinking of you all in the loss of your Mom and Nanny. So sorry for your loss. We will miss her too. Glad we were able to see her on her 90th birthday!! What a great celebration! Love and hugs, Audrey and Keith

Condolence from Val on September 11th, 2018 6:17 PM

I am very sorry to learn of the loss of your Mom. My deepest condolences. Love and Hug, Val Staples

Condolence from Janet on September 11th, 2018 7:44 PM

My deepest condolences to you Barb and all your family.

Condolence from Dorthea and Ron Johnston on September 11th, 2018 8:03 PM

Very grateful for recently sharing time with her, very fragile, but truly enjoying herself. Never missed beat, with everyone.Thinking of you, and may your many memories bring you comfort
Our sincere sympathy

Dorthea and Ron

Condolence from Willy Gannon on September 11th, 2018 8:19 PM

Dear Barb and Craig and family, we wish you our sincere condolences.

Love Willy and Ray

Condolence from Ruth Schiebe on September 12th, 2018 10:12 AM

Dear Barbara, Craig and family. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this time
Love Ruth , Tom and families

Condolence from Connie Stella on September 12th, 2018 12:27 PM

Hugh, Wendy and Justin; Myheart goes out to you all at this difficult time… Remembering all the fun stories I have heard over the years about Nana and meeting her at the hockey game she is definitely someone to remember and will be missed horribly. She added so much to your lives and you always have those memories:)

Condolence from Barb Gericke on September 12th, 2018 5:07 PM

So many memories of this special lady… Barb & Craig, Neal & Heather and Hugh & Wendy- My heart is with you and your children as you grieve this incredible loss. Aunty Marg was an amazing mom and Nana. She loved you all deeply and always spoke of each of you with such pride. So thankful that I was able to see her at the great 90th birthday party that you had for her.

Condolence from Linda Hunter on September 12th, 2018 5:31 PM

I will always treasure my times spent with Marg when I was the Minister at Wild Rose United Church. Marg could always be counted on to lend a hand, prepare a casserole, visit someone who was lonely and grieving. It was in her DNA to care for others and all of us at Wild Rose were blessed by her strong spiritual presence among us. You planted gardens of love during your time on this earth, Marg. Rest gently now, good friend, and enjoy your reunion with Hugh. Much love, (Rev.) Linda Hunter

Condolence from Craig and Colleen Kirker on September 13th, 2018 9:36 AM

Very sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. Our thoughts and wishes are with the family and of fondest memories of all the marvelous times she and our mother (Bev Kirker) spent together. Your mom was always so inclusive and interested in all of us. We will
Miss her everpresent smile and stories. Kindest regards and wishes to the family.

Condolence from Judy Taillon on September 14th, 2018 9:43 AM

Barb, Craig and family
I am sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. I always enjoyed her visits to the office…she was always happy and positive and an inspiration to all of us to keep doing what you love to do.
I hope your happy memories of Margaret will make this difficult time easier.

Condolence from Barry Beacock on September 15th, 2018 12:08 PM

Our sincerest condolences.

Lorna and Barry

Condolence from Cathy Strand (Wilton) on September 15th, 2018 4:57 PM

I was truly sorry to read of your mom’s passing. My condolences. My mom passed away last November so I like to think they have now reconnected and are talking each other’s ears off in some great celestial garden.

Condolence from Sheila and Phil Ward on September 16th, 2018 4:00 PM

Our condolences on the passing of your mother. She was a good friend. I will miss her chatty phone calls every few weeks. she will leave a big hole in everyone’s heart.

Condolence from Jeff and Joanne Lafferty on September 16th, 2018 7:57 PM

Sorry for your loss Hugh, Wendy, Neal, Heather, Barb, Craig and family. I have fond memories of your mom. She was so nice and always took time to know how you were.
Our thought and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Shelley Nelson on September 16th, 2018 10:54 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. We remember ‘Nana’ coming to hockey games and loved talking with her. We also know how much she meant to you. She will be missed but never forgotten….She leaves a wonderful legacy in her children. God bless.

Condolence from Christine Pepper on September 17th, 2018 9:41 AM

My heartfelt condolences to you Wendy, Hugh, and Justin at the passing of your much loved Mom/ Nana.

Condolence from Marlene Harris on September 17th, 2018 10:33 PM

Thank you for your thoughtful obituary with lovely photo of Margaret in the Calgary Herald! To me she was always “Mrs. McLeod”, a long-time neighbour of ours living down the street in Cambrian Heights. Years ago when canvassing for charities was popular, your mom was always a generous donor and I very much enjoyed my talks with her. She was also a very good friend to my Aunt Mary Paul, also deceased, and the two of them often enjoyed their outings together to the Cannon’s baseball games & likely other ticketed events. Even when she moved away from our district, I would still see her from time to time at the Cambrian drug store and enjoy chatting with her. No doubt she and Aunt Mary will find lots to do wherever they are now! Best wishes to all of you and know that loving moms like yours are always close by!
With love & sympathy on the passing of a wonderful soul, Marlene Harris

Condolence from Kara and Pam on September 18th, 2018 4:32 PM

We were so sorry to hear about Margaret’s passing. Pam and I live on the same floor as Margaret and we spent many hours with her catching up in the hallway or walking the pathways with her. She always had a story to tell and we both appreciated her upbeat attitude (and love for ice-cream). Margaret always treated our dogs as beautiful creatures and she will be sorely missed as our neighbour and friend. Our sincere condolences to her family.

Condolence from Fraser Clark on September 20th, 2018 7:58 PM

So pleased I had a chance to spend a few hours with Marg when visiting for her 90th. She was in full spirit and surrounded by all her family and their many children. It was a great day well remembered in photographs and much laughter.
A good run for all the roses and many a story told and re-told. She was a pistol of a lady and I will always think of her most fondly. My sincere condolences to all her family for their loss, she will be missed.

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