DUFF, Margaret

Posted: January 29th, 2021

Margaret Laura Duff (Hicks)

1938 – 2021

It is with heavy heart and deep sadness the family announces the sudden passing of our dear wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma Marg Duff at the age of 83 years, on Monday, January 25, 2021 at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, AB.

Marg came into the world on January 4, 1938, to George and Winifred (McKinley) Hicks in Vancouver, BC. She grew up in Namu, a small fishing port and former cannery town on the coast of British Columbia. Marg was the oldest child of five, with two brothers George (Dee) Hicks and Dave (Terry) Hicks, and two sisters Sharon (William) Woron and Colleen (Rick) Ward.

Marg attended John Oliver High school in Vancouver, BC when she met the love of her life, John Charles Duff, her high school sweetheart from a rival high school. They were married on September 10, 1960 and enjoyed over 60 years of marriage. Marg and John had two children: Keith and Laura. Marg is predeceased by her parents.

Marg co-owned Duff Insurance with her husband John in Lethbridge for 15 years then enjoyed 26 years of Retirement. An avid golfer, she especially enjoyed being a ‘Snowbird’ wintering at their condo on the golf course in Yuma, Arizona.

Over the years, Marg also enjoyed bowling, walking and playing card games and socializing with friends. Marg’s greatest joy was her family! She loved to support each and every one of their activities & was always volunteering at their events. Marg was our family’s biggest cheerleader. She loved to bring them together with her wonderful dinners and baking. She will be fondly remembered for her brownies, and especially her peanut butter cookies!

Marg will be dearly missed and forever loved by her husband John Duff; her two children Keith Duff and wife Jeannie of Lethbridge, AB; Laura (Duff) and husband Glenn Hermann of Chestermere, AB. She will be sadly missed by her two grandchildren Lindsey (Duff) and husband Blake Corey; and Carson Duff; her two great-grandchildren Hayden and Jackson Corey; her brothers and sisters; her numerous nephews and their families.

Marg was a very kind, selfless and generous woman who always had a smile and a hello for everyone. She will be missed by her many life-long friends and all who knew her.

Due to Covid-19, a celebration of Marg’s life will be held at a future date when we can safely gather.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes can be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation.

The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to the Physicians and all the staff, especially the nursing staff on Unit 4B; at the Chinook Regional Hospital for all your kindness and compassion during our most difficult time.

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2 Condolences for “DUFF, Margaret”

  1. Marcelle A Savidan says:

    My most sincere sympathy to you , John, and your family on the passing of Marg. She was an employer who became a friend and we shared many laughs. I will miss her personal Christmas letters and cherish the last one received such a short time ago. She loved her family so much and and was so proud of her children and grandchildren. Oh, how she will be missed. May you find comfort in cherished memories.
    Marcelle (Mount) Savidan

  2. Jean Henderson and Zandy says:

    We are very sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and had a very beautiful spirit. We loved visiting with the both of you. Take care and our prayers are with you.

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