Pals, Margaret Viola (Margo)

Written by ECA Review

Margaret Viola (Margo) Pals passed away peacefully Nov. 8, 2020 at Our Lady of the Rosary Continuing Care Facility in Castor, Alta. at the age of 91 years seven months and 25 days.

Margaret Viola Whitnack was born March 17, 1929 in Calgary, Alta. The youngest of seven children of Roy and Evelyn Whitnack she was raised on the family farm near Delacour and attended school in Kathryn.  

Margo learned how to milk cows and feed pigs and chickens at a young age and as a teenager honed her domestic skills while working for some of the neighbours in the area.

On Dec. 30, 1948 she married the love of her life, Bud Pals.  To this happy union seven children were born, and her domestic and organizational skills were put to the test. 

She was dedicated to her family, her community and her church which was evidenced by her longtime membership in the Hospital Auxiliary and the Catholic Women’s League (CWL).

Predeceased by her loving husband Bud; grandson Tyler; parents; two sisters and four brothers: Margo is survived by her children: Terry (Jim) Perry, Larry (Judith) Pals, Judy (Calvin) Bishell, Karen (Frans) Bouman, Philip (Shelly) Pals, Tim (Natalie) Pals and Russell (Audrey) Pals; 21 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

Also three sisters-in-law: Dianne Bond, Esther Pals and Dorothy Whitnack as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends and neighbours.

A funeral mass for Margo was held on Tues. Nov. 17, 2020 at 2 p.m. in Our Lady Of Grace Catholic Church, Castor, Alta. with celebrants Father Roger Niedzielski and Father Mirek Kostarzewski.  

The interment followed in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery where Margo was laid to rest beside her loving husband Bud.  

Memorial donations in memory of Margo may be made to Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Auxiliary Box 164, Castor, Alta. T0C 0X0 or a charity of your choice.

Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.  

Friends of family wishing to send condolences may do so by visiting

For further information please call 403-882-3141.  

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