Margaret White


January 13, 1934 – February 14, 2023

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved mother Margaret White. Margaret was a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and aunt to a number of family members and relatives. It’s been 2 years since she lost her husband Albert and 3 years since she lost her oldest daughter Linda. Margaret is
survived by her immediate family; daughter Barbara, daughter Laurie (Jim) and son Larry (Carrie).

In thinking back we recount her life as she was born into a hard working family in 1934 in Rossburn Manitoba. Her family later settled in the town of Neepawa. Her parents, Joseph who was a Carpenter by trade and Lena who was a homemaker had 6 children in all, however, one (Willy) was lost at an early age. Margaret had 4 siblings; Fred, Tina, Mary and Anne who she did her best to stay in contact with over the years. Today Margaret is survived by Mary and Anne who still reside in Manitoba.

In 1952 Margaret married her late husband Albert at the age 18. They settled in Neepawa Manitoba where Linda was born in 1954 followed by Barbara in 1958. The family moved to Virden and settled there for a few years where the twins Laurie and Larry were born in 1960. In 1968 the family migrated to Edmonton Alberta where they eventually purchased a 20 acre parcel of land south of the city and built the house they would live in for the rest of their lives (over 53 years).

Margaret was a hard worker raising 4 children in the country and was always the person that kept everyone grounded through any situation. She was forever the compromiser, the referee and the sounding board for all family members. She loved country music and was an avid fan of Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash and Charlie Pride. As a Grandmother she was very proud of her grandchildren and loved to see Stacey, Sarah, Matthew, Wesley and Jennifer on weekends or whenever she had the opportunity.

When the Great Grandchildren came along she started all over again doting over Jace, Jordan, Kendal, Kagan, Kenzie, Bennett and as much time as she could muster with Shayla who was recently born.

Although Margaret worked outside the home in her early years she drew satisfaction from being a homemaker for her family and she was very good at it. She was a great cook and made many traditional Ukrainian and western recipes and she was famous for her homemade bread, cinnamon buns and of course her butter tarts. She loved to garden every year and canned many of the fruits of her labour every fall like clockwork.

Once Albert retired in the late 90’s they both enjoyed a little more leisure time together fishing at the local lakes and some short trips with their motor home, however, they mostly enjoyed their home and spending their time there together.

Margaret (Mom) will be missed tremendously by her family members and always
remembered as a kind and gentle spirit that never had a cross word to say about anyone. One comment we heard continuously from nurses during her recent hospital stays was “she is such a sweet lady”. The last few months had not been easy for her with her Doctors visits, hospital stays and declining health, however, we know that her pain is gone now and we are sure she is reunited with Albert and Linda who passed before her. We will always love her and ensure her spirit lives on in everything our family does.

As per Mom’s wishes there will be no formal funeral. We will plan for an immediate
family gathering in the spring and lay her ashes alongside her late husband Albert’s and daughter Linda.

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7 Condolences

Kim Fischer

My Thoughts and Prayers are will all the family at this most difficult time, Hugs to you Barb, for having the Strength and Courage to look after not only your Mom but you Dad to, takes a very special kind of person to achieve that, take comfort in knowing your Mom (My Aunt) is at peace and no longer in pain , Love you all, RIP Aunt Marg

Shirley Fischer

I send my condolences to the family . She had a special place in my heart as my sister in law .I know she,s at peace no more pain . Also to my niece for taking such good care of her . Love to all.

Molly Wright

Our deepest sympathies to the family will miss you Aunt Margaret RIP now you are pain free and reunited with Uncle Albert and cousin Linda will remember the times we were all small and we would come to Virden to visit then when we moved to Alberta and Tom came up first he was so happy that you and Uncle Albert let him stay with you when our kids were small they loved coming to the acreage to visit and play with the animals and Paige loved the popsicles you always had for them we all enjoyed the great suppers you made for us you will be missed by us all rest in peace Molly & Tom and Terry and Paige

Sharon Marthaller

Our deepest sympathies to the White families. Margaret was a wonderful Aunt to me and a great sister-in-law to Mom. Barbie thank you for keeping your Mom at home and looking after her and we appreciated the updates and being able to talk to her. Sending our love to everyone.
Sharon & Lucy

Debbie and Murray Empey

Auntie Margaret will be missed but it is reassuring she is reunited with her husband and daughter RIP auntie Margaret

Dennis Bercier

Our deepest sympathies to Barb, Larry and Laurie. She will be deeply missed by our whole family . I will always remember the summer school breaks I spent at your Mom and Dads when you guys lived in Virden. (Butch and Brenda)

Barbara White

I love you Mom and I miss you so much! You will always live on in my heart and through the wonderful memories I have of you and our lives together. I can only imagine the happy reunion between you, Dad and Linda. Rest in peace mom, pain free finally. You are loved and missed so much.