1936 ~ MARGO WEISS ~ 2019Posted: April 8th, 2019
Margo Annette Weiss (nee Chant) passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2019 with her daughter and son-in-law by her side at Good Samaritan South Ridge Village, age 82 years. Margo leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 38 years, Don Weiss, her daughter Mary Ellen (Gord Meier) Gunter of Medicine Hat and son Lorne (Doris Bonora) Gunter of Edmonton and her grandchildren Mia and John; her brother Dale (Sally) Chant of Maple Creek, Sask.; her stepsons Colin (Barb), Dale (Chandra) and Allan, stepdaughters Sheila (Barry) and Susan (Chuck), step-grandchildren Angela, Jennifer, Michael, Chris, Adam, Linden, Faith, Isaac, Darrick, Deanna, Rachel, Jessie and Alex, and 11 step- greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents Mason and Elda Chant and step-grandson Donovan. Margo was born in Maple Creek, Sask. on September 12, 1936. She enjoyed an active and happy childhood there and in the Cypress Hills with her family, her aunts, uncles and many cousins. After leaving school, Margo worked for a time at Birks jewellery store in Calgary. It was on the train during one of her trips home that she met a young radio announcer, Tom Gunter, who she married. She moved to Medicine Hat in the 1950s, made a home, raised two kids and lived there the rest of her life. Margo loved entertaining her family’s many friends and neighbours and will be remembered for her Christmas Eve BINGO parties begun on 10th Street more than 50 years ago. She loved camping and planning driving holidays around North America, but more than anything cherished her summers in “the Hills” in southwest Saskatchewan. After she met and married Don Weiss in 1980, her love of travel expanded, as did her passion for horses and life on their farm just south of the Medicine Hat city limits. She threw herself into pitching bales, cleaning stalls and assisting with Don’s show horses. In her final years, Margo found comfort in visits and walks with many friends, particularly Mary and Shirley, and in the wonderful staff at Good Samaritan. The Funeral Service will be held at HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH, 1250 Division Avenue SW, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Patrick Schoenburger officiating. A private interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Margo’s favorite charity, the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 710 – 10123, 99 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3H1 or visit https://www.albertacancer.ca/. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org subject heading Margo Weiss. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
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