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Margaret MacDonald

January 22, 1934 ~ February 14, 2022 (age 88)

Obituary

The family of the late Margaret MacDonald age 88 beloved wife of the late Ian MacDonald of Yorkton passed away peacefully on February 14, 2022 at the Yorkton Regional Health Centre.

Margaret Mary Jean MacDonald (Morrison) was born on January 22, 1934, on the family farm, known as Blueberry Hill, the youngest of 10 children born to John Roderick Morrison and Maggie Mary Morrison (MacLeod). Her mom died shortly after she was born. Her father later married Margaret (Flora) MacDougall and a daughter was added to the family.

Margaret attended Tupper school to grade 8 and completed her education by correspondence. As a young woman, Margaret worked as a mother’s helper on various farms and one day she came to work at the MacDonald farm where she met a tall, handsome young man and love bloomed. In October 1953, Margaret was united in marriage to Ian Archibald MacDonald at the Barvas Presbyterian Church.

Margaret and Ian worked together on their mixed family farm for 50 years. During their 54 years of marriage, Margaret and Ian suffered the loss of their infant son, Angus Ian, but were blessed with 4 other children, 5 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. The MacDonald farm was a special meeting place for many people from far and near; whether it was card playing, watching a sporting event on their tv or simply enjoying Margaret and Ian’s hospitality. Several nursery school classes came out to the “Old MacDonald farm” to collect eggs and pet the baby animals. The MacDonald farm was a place everyone felt welcomed and loved.

Margaret had many hobbies and interests. She loved gardening and was an active member of the Yorkton Horticultural Society and was their valued historian. Many people were the recipients of produce from her large and bountiful garden. She was an avid member of the Scottish Society and inherited the distinction of becoming the Robbie Burns haggis making house. Margaret curled well into her 70’s, enjoying many curling events in Tonkin, Yorkton, and Saltcoats. Ian and Margaret traveled Canada from coast to coast to coast on bus or train excursions. They spent many weekends watching their grandson Jeff, curl in provincial and national competitions. They enjoyed a trip to Disneyland with family. Highlights of her traveling were trips to Hawaii with family and to Scotland to see relatives and explore her family homeland. She enjoyed the televised curling season immensely; she had to get all her housework done prior the Scotties and Brier as she declared those her holiday weeks so she wouldn’t have to miss a draw. She spent many hours cheering on her beloved Leafs and Jays. Margaret was an active member of Dunleath and later Grace Presbyterian Church; she cooked, baked, and served at many fall suppers, strawberry socials, bake sales, and taught Vacation Bible School. She held positions on the board, session and ladies group. However, her greatest joy and pastime was being with her family: her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her Morrison and MacDonald clan branches.

Margaret passed away, at the age of 88, on Valentine's Day and is now reunited with her beloved husband Ian, who died in 2008.

Margaret was predeceased by her husband, infant son, parents, in-laws, stepmother as well as her
 siblings Donald (Annie), Roderick, Finlay (Alma), Isabel Tulloch (John), Catherine Jamieson  (Jim), Ewen (Nan), Allan
 (Grace), Willard, and Velda McLean (Neil), Roy Westman and other beloved family members.

Margaret leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory her children: Jack (Del) MacDonald, 
their children Lacey MacDonald (Rick) and children Rylind, Breanna, Raya and Zack; Scott
 MacDonald and children Emilia and Liam: Millie (Ivan) Sharp, their children Jeff (Barb) and daughters Carissa and Tessa, Kathy (Colby) Trebish and children Bennet, Maxwell, Harris, and Brielle, and Meghan (Kurtis) Kramer and their children Colton, Ayla, Austin, and Hannah; Sheila MacDonald; Murray (Denise) MacDonald; sister Marian Westman; numerous nieces and nephews as well as many extended family members, good friends, and neighbours.

“Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honour. Her ways are ways of
 pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who
 hold her fast are called blessed.” Proverbs 3:16-18

Prayers for Margaret were held on Monday February 21, 2022 at 7:00pm from the chapel at Christie's Funeral Home and Crematorium Yorkton, SK.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday February 22, 2022 at 2:00 pm from the chapel at Christie's Funeral Home and Crematorium Yorkton, SK with Rev. Devon Pattemore and Rev. Bob Wilson officiating. The service will be live streamed starting at 1:50 pm please click on to the link provided to view the service.  You do not have to have a Facebook account to view the service.http://www.facebook.com/christiesfuneralhome

Interment followed in Yorkton City Cemetery.

Friends so wishing to make memorial donations in Margaret's name may contribute to Grace Presbyterian Church or a charity of one's choice.

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Services

Prayer Service
Monday
February 21, 2022

7:00 PM
Christie's Funeral Home & Crematorium
121 Palliser Way
Yorkton, SK S3N 4C6

Funeral Service
Tuesday
February 22, 2022

2:00 PM
Christie's Funeral Home & Crematorium
121 Palliser Way
Yorkton, SK S3N 4C6

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