BROWN, Margaret

Posted: May 2nd, 2020


Margaret Ann Brown beloved wife of Darl Brown passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at the age of 69 years.

Margaret was born in Coaldale on September 2, 1950, to her parents John and Anna Funk. She was raised on her family’s farm near Coaldale. As a young girl, she came to faith in Christ for salvation, a faith from which she never wavered. After completion of High School, she attended Bethany Bible Institute and upon graduation began working as a secretary at Lethbridge Community College. It was there that she met her husband Darl who was teaching there and they were married in 1975. They moved to his farm just 7 miles down the road from where she was raised and have resided there for the last 44 years. After 4 years of marriage, they were blessed by the birth of their son Glen and 2 years later by that of their daughter Sheri. When the children were born, Margaret left her job at the college to become a full-time mom, her true calling in life. Operation Christmas Child was a charity close to her heart as she packed many boxes of Christmas gifts each year for needy children around the world. She spent her life in service to her family, friends, church and strangers. The farm yard was always full of lights especially at Christmas. Her many flower gardens were beautiful. She made our house a home. She had a creative gift and talent for writing which she used to compose many poems and create handmade cards for birthdays, anniversaries, bereavements etc. and with the advent of personal computers excelled in digital scrapbooking. When Darl retired they took up the RV lifestyle and were blessed to have spent the last 12 winters in south Texas and travelling extensively throughout the US and Canada. Deep and lasting friendships were formed during this time with their many friends in Texas.

We all felt she had to leave much too soon but our times are in God’s hands not ours. Margaret is survived by her husband Darl; son Glen (Hilary), children Quincy and Ivy; daughter Sheri (Peter) Gilbert, children Ryanne, Caden, Jocelyn and Theron; sister Nettie (Henry) Wiens; brothers John Funk and Jake Funk; stepmother Martha Funk; sister-in-law Marilyn (Andy) Zwaagstra, as well as several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her parents John & Anna Funk, sister Elsie, and her in-laws Andrew & Verna Brown.

Due to the restrictions regarding the Covid-19 virus, a Private Family Viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 with Interment in the Coaldale Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be announced at a future date.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, donations can be made in Margaret’s memory to her passion: Operation Christmas Child


Operation Christmas Child Project



Operation Christmas Child Project


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3 Condolences for “BROWN, Margaret”

  1. Arnold and Edith Enns says:

    It is with sadness we hear of Margaret’s passing. She has been taken into glory and is now free of pain and the Covid pandemic. Darl we pray for Gods peace for you and all of your family at this most difficult time,
    also Nettie, John and Jake.
    Arnold and Edith Enns

  2. Barbara & Max Salmon says:

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time May you find comfort in spending time with family & friends !

  3. Martha Fleming says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Margaret’s passing. She spread so much cheer and happiness while she was here with us. Heaven certainly gained an angel. Darl my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Martha Fleming

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