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Date of Passing: Apr 10, 2023

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Margaret Elaine Bock, beloved wife of Ray, cherished mother, sister and friend died on Monday, April 10, 2023, at Riverview Health Centre at the age of 57 years.
Marge is survived by her husband Ray Bock, of 31 years, children, Lucas and Machaela Bock of Lorette, Nathan, and Levi and Katie Bernard of Winnipeg. three brothers, five sisters and their spouses, and many nieces and nephews and their families.
In memory of Marge, contributions may be made to the Karol McNeill Research Technician award. Please contact Dr. Andrew Halayko at (Margaret was the inaugural recipient of the Karol McNeill Research Technician award at the University of Manitoba in 2010.)
Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Mennonite Church, 465 Stafford Street. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the family cemetery near Gretna.



As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 13, 2023

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • I got to know Marge a little bit as we both went through treatment in 2013 and we both worked on the same floor at Bannatyne campus. I am so sorry to hear that she has passed away. I just read the obituary in the MCI bulletin. I am not sure that I knew that we were both students there. I remember her as a very kind and upbeat person as we both waited to see our doctors. I will cherish that memory and I send my deepest condolences to her family. She was a bright light during a dark time. - Posted by: Shelley Derksen (Acquaintance) on: Aug 14, 2023

  • Ray, So sorry to hear of Marge’s passing. I remember our game nights when we were still in Winnipeg. Lots of fun and laughter and those are the memories I will hold of Marge. Len Cardinal - Posted by: Len Cardinal (Friend) on: Apr 16, 2023

  • I used to run into Marg in the halls at HSC and she was always so friendly. I am so shocked and sorry to hear of her passing. My condolences to her family. - Posted by: Laela janzen (Friend) on: Apr 16, 2023

  • Nathan. Very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. With deepest condolences. - Posted by: Oscar (Friend) on: Apr 15, 2023

  • Marge was such a warm a cherry person at work. Always kind and helpful and a pleasure to know. I will miss seeing her happy face. My deepest sympathy to her family for this great loss. - Posted by: Kalan Gardiner (Friend) on: Apr 14, 2023

  • Marge has been our neighbour on Lindsay Street for the last 16 years. We were a young couple when we moved in, and were expecting our first son. She welcomed us to the neighbourhood with open arms. We had many chats over the years about being mother's to only boy's. She would share her wisdom on parenting and always spoke proudly of Lucas, Nathan and Levi. Every Christmas she would send over baked good's for us, which was always so thoughtful and delicious. In the summer she would share gardening tips. I will miss our chats over the fence. Our thoughts are with Ray, the boy's and all of Marge's family. She will be missed. - Posted by: Kristin Dulay (Neighbor) on: Apr 14, 2023

  • So sorry to hear of her passing. I always enjoyed seeing Marge in the halls at Westgate, where I had the pleasure of teaching her sons. My heart goes out to the family - you’re in my thoughts. - Posted by: Lisa Martin (Teacher of her sons) on: Apr 13, 2023

  • I have known Marge for over thirty years, through work mainly. I considered her a friend. During this time I had plenty of opportunity to admire and appreciate her goodness, strength, integrity, directness, and willingness to help. She was invaluable in facilitating ongoing collaborations and exchanges between members of my lab and the Cattini lab, and we (wherever we may be in the world) all mourn her passing. Marge's presence is behind many publications, awards achievements, of many of us over the years. Her warmth and sage guidance helped ease the trials and tribulations of lab members. She was an amazing person, and I try to live by her motto, "We soldier on". - Posted by: Elissavet (Vetta) Kardami-Cattini (Friend, Colleague) on: Apr 13, 2023

  • Marge was a constant example of strength and dignity- a classy woman. She had many talents and did everything at highest quality. She was wise and a very trusted friend of mine. Our family appreciated she and Ray very much. Our deepest sympathy to all experiencing this great loss. - Posted by: Nadene Marlatt (Friend) on: Apr 13, 2023

  • Nathan and Levi, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Sending you love and support that you all need during this very difficult time. Keep the memories close to your heart. Feel free to stop by anytime, we welcome your company. - Posted by: Chrissy, Greg & Scarlett (Neighbour) on: Apr 13, 2023

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