It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Marguerite Ganderton, of Edmonton, on November 22, 2015 at the age of 87 years.
Marguerite will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 66 years, George “Dinny” Ganderton–semicolon– children: Connie, Russell (Jan) and Tracy (Don)–semicolon– grandchildren: Lisa (Ben), Sean (Dawn), Michael (Holly), David (Elyse), Monique (Sam), Angela, Christine (Cole), Amanda (Parker) and Carly–semicolon– eight great-grandchildren–semicolon– sister, Yvette of Calgary–semicolon– and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Marguerite was predeceased by her beautiful daughter, Pamela and sister, Doris.
Marguerite dedicated her life to her family and helping others. She volunteered at the Cross Cancer Institute for 25 years, St Vincent De Paul, the Edmonton Food Bank and the CWL of St. John’s Parish.
Marguerite was born August the 8th, 1928 in Wainwright, Alberta to Theresa and Romulus (Rummy) Chartier. The family later moved to Black Diamond to follow the oil boom. In high school she moved back to Wainwright to live with her Grandmother. She met and fell in love with the boy next door, Dinny.
Marguerite loved to garden, was a wonderful cook and enjoyed her many crafts. She was the Queen Bee of the family. Always keeping the family connected.
Marguerite’s family wishes to acknowledge the many dedicated and compassionate individuals who cared for her at the Lynnwood Care Centre this past year. They helped her pass peacefully with dignity and respect.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 27, 2015 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 9830-148 Street, Edmonton. A private family Interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery.
For those who wish, donations in Marguerite’s name may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories, High Park Corner, Edmonton, AB, T5M 2P6, or a charity of one’s choice.