Margaret Doerksen passed away peacefully on December 17, 2019 at the age of 87 in Erickson Health Centre. Margaret was born on February 18, 1932 in the Arden area. She married Harry Doerksen on September 17, 1950. They farmed and raised their family of 5 children in Arden & Plumas districts. In 1974 Margaret took a Nurse’s Aide Course and worked at the Third Crossing Manor in Gladstone for over 22 years. She enjoyed her work there and cared deeply for the residents.
Margaret and Harry enjoyed camping and travelling. Weekends were often spent visiting the kids wherever we were at the time. They attended music festivals, made several trips to Kimberley BC & also made a road trip to Florida where the highlight for Mom was seeing Graceland.
Christmas was always a special occasion. We gathered at the farm during the early years and then later at the house in Plumas. Everyone enjoyed all the good food, especially Granny’s famous meatballs.
She lost her beloved husband of 54 years in February 2004. Margaret moved to Neepawa at the end of that year where she lived until 2012. She made some good friends in Neepawa and was a regular at the Neepawa Baptist Church and McDonalds.
Left to cherish her memory are her children Hughbert (Margie) Doerksen, Victor (Rose) Doerksen, Audrey (Harvey) Dyck, Connie (Louis) Wilson, Carolyn (Richard) Labuik. Also her 25 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren and counting.
The family would like to thank all the staff at Erickson Health Centre who provided Mom with wonderful care for the past 7 1/2 years. The kindness & compassion they showed to Margaret was a great comfort to all her loved ones.
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