Posted: November 21st, 2019

September 25, 1950 – November 15, 2019

The family of Margaret Davis is saddened to announce that she lost her courageous battle against cancer on November 15, 2019 at the age of 69. She spent her final days in the excellent care of the staff at the Tom Baker Centre in Calgary, surrounded by her girls.

She is survived by daughters Marie (Neil), Shannon (Chris) and Kelly (Alex), much-loved grandson Wyatt who brightened her days, and special “+1 daughter” Riley. She’s also survived by her siblings Merlin (Joanne), Mary Jean (Dwight) and Marvin (Kim), as well as an extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, Merle & Marion Collins and her former husband Ronald Davis.

Margaret was born in Medicine Hat and was schooled in Conquerville, Bow Island and Foremost. She married Ron and the pair farmed northeast of Etzikom for 20 years where she became certified in Artificial Insemination, raised Simmental cattle, operated her own school bus route, and acted as chief cook and hired hand, briefly studying nursing before completing a B.Sc. in Education.

Over the years, she worked and volunteered in numerous capacities: MHC campus newspaper paste-up artist, community television videographer, rec hockey score and timekeeper, substitute teacher, casino cash room counter, cab driver, member of the Etzikom School Reunion and 40 Mile FCSS board to name a few. More recently, she turned her love of woodworking and crafting into a business that she ran with her daughter Kelly. She enjoyed attending craft fairs and engaging with potential customers.

Marg was well known for her unusual sense of humour and perspective on life. She famously always brought her own egg to community pancake suppers (“what are pancakes without an egg?”), loved trying new things, sports trivia, word puzzles, games of bingo with her girls, and embraced the silliness in life, even when times were tough. She was an amazing cook, always on the lookout for the next good deal, and a reno-show addict. She made an impact on the lives of people around her in a life filled with crazy adventures.

The family is grateful for the wonderful care and support she received while at the Tom Baker Centre. She embraced the nurses and personal care staff as friends and their kindness and compassion made her final days as peaceful as possible.

Margaret requested no funeral service, though a celebration of her life will occur at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

15 Condolences for “DAVIS, MARGARET PATRICIA”

  1. Linda Baziuk (aunt by marriage) says:

    What a beautiful person she was & will remain so in my heart.
    Heartfelt blessings to the family.

  2. Shannon D'Agnone says:

    I am sorry for your loss. Your mom was tough, kind, and very generous with her time. I laughed when I asked Shannon recently to dog sit, but when I came to pick up the dog Marg was officially her favourite friend and the dog had no interest in coming home.

    I’m thinking of you during this time. I hope that the memories and love your mom gave you provides some kind of consolation for you. Love to you all, Shannon D’Agnone

  3. Michelle Roth-Sears says:

    I am so lucky to have had Marg in my life. Always fun, always a good laugh and a friendly smile. Thank you for sharing her with me and my family. We will miss her dearly…

  4. Barb Traxler says:

    I am sure you will miss her dearly. I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

  5. Karen Van Riesen says:

    What a wonderful tribute to an amazing woman who died too soon.
    God bless you as you carry on her legacy of living life to the full.



  6. Luella Cousins says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Margaret. Her loss will leave a void in many lives but those who knew her will always carry a part of her with them. Her personality and talents will have left a great impression on all who knew her.

  7. Justin Reti says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. It sounds like you inherited her great sense of humour! My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Take care.

  8. Darlene Hittel says:

    Sorry for your loss Marie, sounds like she was quite the lady.

  9. Katherine Moore-King, Jeff & Harrison King says:

    I did not know your Mum, but she sounds like she was a remarkable, one of a kind woman with lots of spirit. Take comfort in the memories you have as you take time to grieve and miss her. I am so very sorry for you and your families loss.

  10. Sheryl Kent says:

    Condolences to you and your family. I loved seeing her smiles in the photos of her and Wyatt. Thinking of you all.

  11. Dan Baziuk says:

    I am grateful to have known her and will miss her humour and love of life.
    Love to all of you,
    Dan, Shali, Danny, and Maiya

  12. Lois Wozney says:

    Thinking of you and your family.

  13. Dawn Turner says:

    Your mama was quite an accomplished woman! I can see now where you got your sense of humour and your smarts. I’m certain her presence will be keenly missed but her legacy lives on in her girls. Hugs to you all.

  14. Marie & Richard Leong says:

    Shannon, Kelly & Marie,

    We are very sorry that your mother has passed on. It sounds like she was a very busy lady,
    I remember Shannon telling me that her mom was going to feed the cows some cubes… Now to a non farm girl, I had no Idea that meant a bail of feed. Shannon just laughed at me…
    Our condolences to you and your families. Marie & Dick Leong & Family.

  15. Monique Lawrence says:

    Marie, Neil, Shannon, Chris, Kelly & Alex.
    Big Hugs to all each of you.
    I’m going to miss your mom, especially her laugh, quick wit and humour. Oh… and, of course, her great stories!
    Sending you guys my love.

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