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Born: Apr 17, 1925

Date of Passing: Dec 08, 2016

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MARGARET ANNE MCDONALD (TOMKINS) Margaret Anne McDonald passed away on December 8, 2016 at the Carberry Hospital with her family by her side, at the age of 91, Margaret was born on April 17, 1925 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Roy; her parents and her baby brother. Margaret is survived by her four sons, Allan (Brenda), Howard (Val), Don (MaryAnn) and Colin (Karen); 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and her sister Mary, as well as numerous family members and friends. Margaret and her sister Mary lived with their grandma, grandpa, her uncle Nig and auntie Anne as Margaret mother passed away when she was two. Later in years Margaret attended a Boarding school and then went on to Business College and worked in Winnipeg until she met Roy. Margaret married Roy McDonald on June 11, 1949 at the All Saints Church in Winnipeg. Margaret and Roy farmed in the Langley District until 1977 when they retired from farming and moved to Carberry. Margaret enjoyed being in Carberry, belonging to the IODE, United Church and helping at the local Rummage sales. After Roy's passing in 1998 Margaret moved to the Marshal Manor enjoying many friends and gatherings. Margaret moved to the Carberry Personal Care home in March of 2016 until her passing. Margaret's granny taught her to knit when she was 11 years old, she knitted for the better part of 80 years. She knitted some afghans, many sweaters, socks, mitts and smaller items. Last year she knitted 90 pairs of mitts, majority of them were donated and enjoyed by many children and adults and of course her family. Margaret's family meant the world to her, the visits from all her sons, daughter-in-laws, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were all very special to her. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 2:00 at the Carberry United Church. Interment followed at the Carberry Cemetery. White's Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 31, 2016

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • "Tinker" Tompkins and my Mum Pat Claydon (Watson) met in their final year at Rupertsland School and became life-long friends. Tinker was my Mum's most loyal letter writer- when Mum was no longer able to correspond, Tinker began to write to me instead so that she could keep in touch with how Mum was doing. I last saw Tinker a few years ago when she visited Mum in Newmarket on her way to Ottawa with her sister, on a trip organized by her niece. When my Mum died in October, 2015 I called Tinker to let her know and enjoyed listening as she reminisced about the old days with Mum and the other Rupertsland "girls" that she kept in touch with. Tinker I am forever grateful to you for always keeping Mum in your thoughts. I will miss you- love, Catherine - Posted by: Catherine Vincent (Family Friend) on: Jan 25, 2017

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