Margaret Myfanuy Neal (Thomas) Roebuck
Margaret was born October 14, 1921 on 33-23-3-W2 in the Peach View District west of Saltcoats, SK. She was the eldest child of Evan and Lucy (Neal) Thomas and attended Peach View School. In 1933, when Margaret was 12, Evan and Lucy and family left the farm and moved to England and Wales. They remained in the UK until 1939 when the family moved back to Canada and settled in the Crescent district. Upon their return, Margaret went to work as a hired girl for the Riglin family and the Maddaford family in the Saltcoats area.
On May 18, 1946 she was united in marriage to Fred Roebuck of the Waldron area and they made their home in the Hilltop district. In July 1947, a daughter, Ferne, was born and in October 1949 they welcomed their son Brian.
Margaret loved the farm and being outside in nature. She loved working with animals, especially her sheep. She spent much time carefully tending her large garden and many beds of beautiful flowers. Her family was her greatest joy and source of pride. She always delighted when they called or visited, ready with cookies and treats and great big hugs; eager to take them for a ride on her gator and show them the newest addition to the farm, the bounty of the vegetable patch or the new variety of flower that she had carefully coaxed from seed.
With great determination and support from her family, she was able to stay on the farm for many years after Fred’s death in 1999. She was hospitalized in December 2017 and later transferred to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home where she resided until her passing on June 5, 2018.
Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Evan and Lucy Thomas, her husband Fred in 1999, her brother and sister-in-law Bill and Marion Thomas, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Norman and Edith Roebuck, Winnifred and Norman Drake, Reg and Vi Roebuck, and son-in-law Harold (Junior) Madsen.
She is survived by her daughter Ferne Madsen (Wayne Smith) and son Brian (Donna) Roebuck. Grandchildren Shannon (Ron) Lucas, Shawn (Kristie) Madsen, April (Dustin) Gergely, Allison (Joel) Buchberger, and Joran (Neil) Weber. Great-grandchildren Curtis and Owen Lucas, Reese, Sydney and Chelsea Madsen, Mackenzie and Grace Gergely, Cody, Kyler and Liam Buchberger, and Morgan and Evan Weber, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Margaret left an impression on everyone she met. Her fiery spirit will be greatly missed by everyone – especially her grandkids and great-grandkids.
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