It is with sadness that the family of Margaret Edgerton announces her passing on January 1, 2023 at the Souris Personal Care Home. Margaret Delores was born February 3, 1930 at Vidora, Saskatchewan to Clifford and Reta Wiig. She moved throughout Saskatchewan and survived the hardships that came with the 1930’s. Mom was never a person to say that she could not do something. She always found a way to accept it and move ahead. She joined her family in Rivers and then they moved to Souris in 1941. Mom worked a variety of jobs over the years. She cared for Colonel Young’s wife, worked at the creamery, for Roy and Olive Tanguay, the Red & White grocery store and at the Modern Groceteria. She proudly shared the stories of her determination to make a better life for herself.
On October 12, 1949, she was married to Laurence Edgerton. It was on a Wednesday, as the stores would close for the afternoon. St. Paul’s United Church was the setting for the beginning of a beautiful partnership. On the family farm, they raised chickens, milked cows and grain farmed. They sold eggs and cream to the local stores. They worked hard together and enjoyed the Saturday nights when you might go to town for a movie, but always met up with friends and neighbors for a visit. Mom and dad celebrated 64 years of marriage until Dad’s passing.
They raised their family of three, Bill, Bob and Ardelle on the farm. Mom always had a huge garden and would can and preserve the abundance it provided. There was always fresh baking for dad; usually a pie, and she would later on in life be remembered for her delicious biscuits. She helped on the farm with everything including having a beautiful yard full of flowers she started in her little greenhouse, planting hundreds of trees around the yard and along the lane, driving the combine and grain truck through harvest, chauffeuring her children to Sunday school, sports, music, 4-H, and anything else we chose to participate in. She was our biggest cheerleader and our proudest supporter.
Mom was always a community minded person. She was a member of the Botony Friendship club, a Sunday school teacher, a 4-H leader, a co-author of the Lily history book, the collector of the business section information for the latest Souris history book, a dedicated volunteer in the effort to renovate and re-open the Victoria Park Lodge, a proud member of the Beautification committee, the Barbershop Belles and many more volunteer positions. Mom and dad enjoyed square dancing and made lifelong friends throughout the province. They traveled together to various locations throughout the United States and Canada and were thrilled to travel to England and Scotland to visit longtime friends there.
Mom was gifted in her musical and artistic talents. She was an award winner for her ceramic painting and also enjoyed learning oil and ink painting with the local art club. Although she could not read a note of music, she could often be found with a banjo in her hands and a smile on her face. She could not be happier than when she was playing with the Twilighters, a local orchestra that she was a charter member of. This little group of friends provided such joy to mom. While members have changed over the years, the delight she shared with them was always so very special.
Mom had extensive challenges with her health over the years. Countless surgeries only proved her determination to survive and showed us her strength. She never complained about her health and always tried to find the bright side of life.
Her strength and resilience, love and support are admired by all her family. Bill and Bobbi, Bob and Ardelle (late Blair Woods), her grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and all her many friends have such fond memories. While her road in life had it’s fair share of bumps, she shared so much of her love with all of us. While we have lost a favorite person, we will remember her with love.
“We have little power to choose what happens,
but we have complete power over How we respond.”
Funeral service was held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, on Saturday, January 14, 2023. Private interment in the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Marge, donations may be made to the Westman Dream for Kids or to the Souris Beautification Fund c/o Municipality of Souris-Glenwood Box 518 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.
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17 thoughts on “Edgerton, Margaret (Marge) Delores”
I will miss her so much. She would call every so often to find out if I needed more biscuits. She made the best biscuits I have ever had.
I am so sorry for your loss, she was a great woman… Always there when you needed her.
Our sincere sympathy to the family. We enjoyed many good visits with Marge when she and Laurie were active in the Manitoba Shorthorn cattle events.
Oh no, my favorite lady…..we had so much fun when she and mom were in the same room at the hospital. And then she was in the room next to mom so I got to continue the friendship. I will cherish those memories!!!! Mom thoroughly enjoyed the laughs as well. She was sleeping on Xmas day when I went in. She was such a sweetheart. Take care and know that you are all in our thoughts at this very sad time. I’ll miss her!
Muriel Turner & Pat Smith
What a gracious woman. She was my roommate in the Souris hospital several years ago and she was so kind to me.
Heaven just gained an amazing Angel. She will be dearly missed.
I want to express my heartfelt sympathy to you Bill and family, Bob, Ardelle and family in the passing of your Mom, Marge. Growing up on the farm nearby there was always music and laughter, as well as a few chickens and cattle. Marge was always jovial and happy to see you. Thinking of you at this time, Carole, Joanne, Sharon, Bill & Doug Maguire
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom – she was such a lovely lady!
Ruth and Trevor Mealy
Dear Bob, Bill and Ardelle. Liz and I are thinking of you and your families with the passing of your mom. Sorry to miss the funeral, but will remember Marge as the friendly, funny and robust kind of person she was. Condolences and remember the fun days with her. With love, Bob and Liz
A dear lady and a dear friend. Our condolences to the Edgerton famlies.
Dear Ardelle and Bob, Bill and your family,
Your Mom was always cheerful with a smile, friendly greeting and a great story or joke.
We will miss her.
Condolences from our family to yours.
We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. Our condolences.
Norm & Darlene Bourgeois
Marge was a good friend, she always brought me treats at the meat draws. We had plans to get together and jam but never did. I am sorry to have missed that chance. I am sorry for your loss but the angels gained a treasure!! Rest In Peace dear friend.
So many memories, Shorthorn Lassie/cattle, square dancing, get togethers and lots and lots of fun with Marge and Laurie! Our condolences to Ardelle, Bob and Bill and families.
My deepest sympathies!
I always enjoyed our visits, she was such a lovely kind lady!
Our sincere sympathy to the Edgerton family. Your Mom was a very kind and friendly lady.
Dear Ardelle, Bill, Bob and families,
I am so very sorry for your loss of your dear Mother. I adopted her many years ago, as my second Mother. Before you 3 arrived, in your parents home, I got the benefit of her attention, which has stayed with me all these years. As the years passed, we stayed in touch. Marge was faithful, at sending newsy Xmas letters, about her family.
The last 10 years, as you know, we have spent a lot of time together, and she brought me great joy. I never left her home, without a container of her homemade baking.
Marge went with my friend Bonnie and I one summer day to the Souris River Colony . On the way back towards Souris, Marge persuaded Bonnie and I to take a dry weather road, instead of the longer way on gravel. Except that it had rained possibly the night before. We didn’t get stuck on that 2 miles of mud, we came close. Our vehicle was totally covered in mud, even the front windshield, by the time we got back onto the gravel road. All 3 of us had a big laugh, at our shenanigans. Needless to say it cost more than a few loonies, at the car wash, later.
Marge was always on my visit list, when I got out to Souris and now it will never be the same without her. Sharing in your sorrow, with much love Marilyn
Deepest condolences to Ardelle and family, Bob and Bill and family on the loss of your mum. I shared a room with her for a short time in the hospital. She was fine company and a lovely kind person. My wish is for happy memories to ease the pain of loss. Sincere kind thoughts to all.
Ardelle and family, Bill and Bob Sorry to hear about your mom. What fun your parents and mine had when we were growing up!! The thing I remember most about your mom is her beautiful smile!! It went right up to her eyes!! She will be missed! Take care you guys!!