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Margueritte (Marg) Elizabeth McCarthy

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Margueritte (Marg) Elizabeth McCarthy

Place of birth: Edmonton, Alberta

Religious affiliation: Protestant

Margueritte passed away peacefully at the age of 97.

This dynamic woman will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her five children and their spouses; Lynette (Roger) Wince, Rick, David (Chayle), Shane (Gayle) and Sherree (Denis) Robichaud; 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 7 great-great- grandchildren. She is also survived by an older sister Angella Kube (age99), numerous extended family members and precious friends. 
Predeceased by her husband Donald in 1973, her parents Robert and Margaret Kuhn, siblings Marjory Kuhn, Audrey Mack, and Robert Kuhn, as well as grandchild Stephen, great grandchild Brennan, two daughter-in-laws both named Carol, and long-time friend John Seidel.

Her career included elevator operator at Woodwards during WWII, after the last of her children were off to school – district manager for Carlton’s Cleaning Carousel, and finally a clerk for Alberta Worker’s Compensation Board – retiring at age 68. After ‘retirement’ she went on to volunteer at Youth Emergency Shelter, Salvation Army’s Community and Family Services well as their Suicide Prevention line, The Strathcona Senior’s Association, the Mustard Seed, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and at her church Evangelical Covenant (later known as Sanctuary Covenant).

A heartfelt thank-you for the special care and attention she received from Dr. Christie Ma, the Palliative Home Care Team, and the entire staff at the Grey Nuns Hospital (emergency and Unit 54). You all made her final journey comfortable and pain-free, while giving us time to reflect and say our goodbyes. A special thank you to Emergency Department as we waited for a private room; we got quite rowdy in our celebration and memories of her incredible life. We are most grateful to God for allowing her the years she had as our mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, friend, confidant and cheerleader.

A Celebration Service was held on April 20, 2015 at Connelly McKinley Funeral Home, Edmonton followed by a celebration of life reception. Not sure where the microphone got to, but there were stories promised to go with the slide show photos that were never told. They were NOT to be missed, but somehow they were. On this sight we hope to rectify this…since we feel everyone should have the privilege of knowing this incredible, dynamic, loving woman of such great strength and tenacity.

In lieu of flowers, it was suggested donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Humane Society or The Salvation Army.

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