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REA, Margaret

June 5, 1925 – Arborg, Manitoba
November 27, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta

Margaret Rea of Calgary passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the age of 91 years.

She was the loving wife of Jim Rea for fifty-six years until his passing in 2003. Together, Margaret and Jim raised three children, Diane (Gary), James (Ingrid), and Donald (Mahira). All in good time, five grandchildren became the delight of Margaret’s life, Ryan (predeceased), Monica (Dan), Anna (Kevin), Aisha, and Adam. All of her grandchildren and many others referred to Margaret as “Amma,” which means grandmother in Icelandic, Margaret’s heritage. Margaret was blessed to have also held and loved two great-grandchildren, Isla and Johan. Margaret was raised on a farm near Arborg and Gimli, Manitoba with four siblings, Joe (predeceased), Christine, Anna, and Thor (predeceased). Margaret left a legacy of love that will endure in everyone who knew her.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Please wear a touch of pink in memory of Margaret. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favourite food bank.

In living memory of Margaret Rea, 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. I have many fond memories of my Auntie Margaret. She was so soft spoken and caring. She was always wanting to make sure all your needs were looked after when you were over for a visit. Although I did not live close (after the Rea’s moved from Winnipeg to Calgary) I have many great memories of trips to Calgary to see my relatives in the “West”. Auntie Margaret leaves behind a very loving family and she will be missed by all. My mother Anna Hryclik, Margaret’s sister, sends her love to the Rea clan. Sheila & I and our daughters Kristina & Alayna send our sincerest sympathies. Know that we share in common some wonderful memories of Auntie Margaret, and let these keep you strong as you grieve for your loss.

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  2. Margaret was such a lovely and elegant woman who was so very proud of her family. She will be dearly missed.

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  3. I am very sad to hear about the passing away of Margaret. I remember her very well. A lovely
    Kind lady. My heart and prayers go out to the family.

    Love Donna Brown.

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  4. My family would like to offer our sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother from Marilyn, Phil, Julia & Christina Franklin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take Care.

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  5. I want to extend the deepest condolences from my family to the Rea family. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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  6. So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all
    .Love Mo

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  7. Kingsboro Auto Service

    Our deepest sympathy on your loss. we thoroughly enjoyed having her as a customer all these years. She will be missed.

    Hank, Paul and all Kingsboro staff

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  8. Your Mom was one of the most loving, kind, warm-hearted woman that I ever had the pleasure of knowing. My memories of her are very special. I will say a prayer for all of you as I remember her with much love.

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