Margaret Irene Kingdon (Dickie), December 2, 1933-July 26, 2020. Margaret was born in Minnedosa on December 2, 1933, an only child to parents Frank and Christie (Thompson) Dickie. She lived in the Cadurcis district until the family moved to Minnedosa in 1945. She received her schooling in Basswood and Minnedosa. After her graduation in 1951 Marg worked at Mr. Stoutenberg’s dress shop and at the Minnedosa Co-op as a bookkeeper. She married James William Kingdon on June 20, 1953 and often commented that she not only gained a husband that day but also 4 brothers and 3 sisters that she had so longed for as a child. They lived in Flin Flon until their move back to Minnedosa in 1955. Marg and Jim lived in the Cameron district from 1958 until 1966 where Marg was busy with the Cameron Community Club, Cameron United Church, raising her children and caring for the many laying hens she raised. The family moved into Minnedosa in 1966 where Marg’s activities included membership in the Horticultural Society, the Agricultural Society and as a 4-H leader as well as sewing and knitting. She also worked part time at Bennett’s Store selling fabric and sewing supplies. In later years she enjoyed quilting, reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, playing cards at the 50+ Centre and gardening. She and Jim were also very involved with the Minnedosa Heritage Village and Marg was especially happy to have her childhood home moved into the Village and restored. She spent many hours cleaning, fixing, touring visitors and sharing stories of the “Cadurcis House”. Marg was a life time member and supporter of the Minnedosa United Church. Jim and Marg enjoyed their travels, usually with Charlie and Joan Kingdon, throughout Canada, England and the USA. They enjoyed an amazing Alaskan Cruise, lots of camping holidays and made many trips to Sudbury to visit their son Don and his family. Marg was predeceased by her husband Jim in 2018, her parents Frank and Christina Dickie, her in-laws Bill and Elsie Kingdon and sisters and brothers-in-law Charlie and Joan Kingdon, Ian Kingdon, Jim McCutcheon and nephews Robert and Allan McCutcheon. Marg will be sadly missed by her 4 children: Barry (Judy) Kingdon, Janice (Ross) Burnside, Don (Kim) Kingdon and Susan (Don) Schmall. There are 10 grandchildren: Nancy (Terrell Amyotte), Mary-Ann (Terry DeMontigny) and Justine (Shannon McKay) Kingdon, Bradley and Destiny Burnside, Tanner and Ryley (Sandy Bissett) Kingdon and Jillian (Erik) Miller, Adrienne (Chad McKinnon) and Emma (Colton Spraggs) Schmall. There are also 6 great grandchildren: Anna and Nolan Amyotte, Casey and Orion McKay, Hunter White and Rhett Miller. Marg will also be missed by her brothers and sisters in-law, Ray and Doreen Kingdon, Frances McCutcheon, Betty and Alf Iverson, Edith and Albert Parsons, Karen Kingdon and Ron and Gaileen Kingdon, her many nieces and nephews, Thompson and Dickie cousins, friends and neighbours. Marg passed away peacefully on July 26, 2020 following a severe stroke 5 days earlier. A graveside service was held at All Saints Cemetery on August 4, 2020 with Rev. Chad McCharles officiating. The eldest granddaughter Nancy carried her urn and Jillian supplied Grandma’s famous yo-yo cookies for lunch following the service. White’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Donations, if so desired, can be made to Minnedosa and District Heritage Village at Box 2005, Minnedosa, MB, R0J 1E0.
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