It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Margaret Louise Dafoe. Margaret was born Oct. 17, 1937 to Fred and Emily Butler of Coronation. She passed away just shy of her seventy-eighth birthday on the morning of Aug. 28 in Calgary. She was surrounded by her loving family and voiced the words she often said, “I love you all and I am so blessed.”
Margaret was blessed to be called Mom by seven children: Daryl (deceased), Brian (Sylvia), Maxine (John) Allin, Deborah (Stephen) Moore, Richard, Timothy (Cindy) and Mervin (Patricia).
She will forever be loved and remembered by them as well as her 20 grandchildren, countless great grandchildren, sisters-in-law: Millie (Lloyd) Moncrieff, Gladys (Andy) Holm and Esther (Bernie, deceased) Gribben, nieces, who were like sisters Jeanette (Nils) Berg and Donna (Herald) Kelm and many other special family and close friends.
She was predeceased by her two husbands, David and Howard, older brothers, Reginald and Verne and her grandson, Jason, son of Richard.
Margaret was diagnosed at a young age with a lung condition, bronchiectasis. She struggled with this her whole life but never complained and never let it slow her down. Raised as a farm girl in Hemaruka, Ab., Margaret was a hard worker and a strong, accomplished woman who lived a full life. She married her late, first husband,
David, and was a very devoted wife and mother to their five children.
They moved to Kitimat, BC for a short while, as well as Cereal, Ab. before settling in Calgary.
Margaret loved the Lord, was a wonderful cook, a talented seamstress and a classy lady. She successfully ran a trucking company with her late, second husband, Howard, which continues on in the family.
Margaret lived out her last years in her Aviemore condo. She valued greatly the special friendships she made there and the sense of worth she found in this community.
A service to celebrate Margaret’s life was held Thurs., Sept. 3 in the McKenzie Towne Church in Calgary. A service took place the following day at Veteran Full Gospel Church with interment at the Veteran Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers and cards please consider donating to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in memory of Margaret, c/o Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium, Box 186, Castor, Ab., T0C 0X0, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. To view or send condolences to the family please visit www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com.