CARTER – Margaret Mary Carter ~ August 19, 1929 – July 10, 2015
Margaret was born on August 19, 1929 in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. She was the eldest of a family of two children born to Greta and Bob Earl. Her brother Ernest was born in 1933.
Margaret was raised in the Beaver Dam district. She completed her schooling in Beaver Dam, Sidewood and Piapot. Margaret then continued her education in Calgary, completing her nurses-aid training course in 1948-49. She worked and practiced in Hanna, Alberta, Royal Alex (Edmonton, Alberta) and Cereal, Alberta.
On September 29, 1951 Margaret married her soul mate Harry Carter. They farmed in the New Brigden area throughout their lives together on the original Carter family homestead. Together they raised three children, Sharon, Robert and Diane.
Margaret had a passion for the farm and was very active in all aspects. She enjoyed working with the cattle and helping out wherever necessary. Margaret also worked as the Post Mistress for 37 years and after retiring stated “Oh how I miss my visits with the people when they came for their mail.”
Margaret was an active participant of the Anglican Church Women and the United Church Women. She had a love for gardening, cross-stitch, reading and crocheting. In her later years she enjoyed her puzzle books. She enjoyed nothing more than to play cards and games or just sit and visit.
Everyone was always welcome in her home. Margaret was a great cook and you never went away hungry. She made the best chocolate cake with brown sugar icing. She loved having family around and a highlight for her was the 100th year celebration of the Carter farm.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband Harry Carter; daughter Sharon Carter; parents Greta and Bob Earl; brother Ernest Earl, son-in-law John McCallum; and sister-in-laws May (Bill) Hurlbut, Lillian (Fat) Hazelwood, and Betty (George) Rumohr.
She is survived by her son Robert; daughter Diane; grandchildren Annette and Bob Kowalchuk and Allan and Stacie McCallum; great grandchildren Andrew, Danny and Casey Krieger and Zander, Arley and Jake McCallum; great, great grandchild Jayden; special grandchildren Kevin Ross and Greg, Tracey and Sandy Wilson; sister-in-law Elaine Earl; aunt Edith Earl; honorary niece Maureen Hodgins; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins with their families.
Margaret has taught us many of life’s lessons and has left a huge void in our family.
Memorial tributes may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society; 1865 Dunmore Rd SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 1Z8; St. John’s Anglican Church, Box 433, Esther, Alberta T0J 1H0 or to a charity of the donors choice.
Funeral arrangements in care of MacLean’s Funeral Home, Oyen, Alberta.