Margaret Lillian Walczak

May 25th, 1927 – May 4th, 2014

Margaret was predeceased by her husband Stanley (1992) and son Stanley Harper (1993) in Brandon, Manitoba also by her parents Harper and Amy Simmons, sister Emily and brothers Ernie and Fred.

Survived by daughter Joyce (Danny) Fraser; Son Timothy (Janet) Walczak; Grandchildren Kurt (Catherine), Brad (Melissa) Fraser, Laura and Michelle (Aaron) Walczak. Eight Great Grandchildren Taylor, Jordan and Jacob Walczak; Lola, Ruby, Samantha, Isabella and Jaxon Fraser, By her sister’s Joyce (John) Makahanick and Grace Young. Also many nieces and nephews. Special sisters in law, Pat Simmons and Sheila Walczak and by her devoted friend Marilyn Ingham.

Margaret was born and raised in Fort Frances, Ontario, she moved to Brandon, Manitoba in 1942, Married Stanley Walczak in 1944. Living in Brandon she devoted herself to raising her three children. She was an avid bowler and loved all sports. As a survivor of breast cancer she took great joy in her involvement with Dragon Boat paddlers (Waves of Hope).

Moving to Maple Ridge in 2002 she enjoyed living in Haney Pioneer Village participating in the many activities. She was an active member of the Haney Presbyterian Church and as well enjoyed the friendship of the Haney Heart and Stroke walkers group.

Margaret was a warm and caring woman with a great sense of humor and loved to laugh, she will be fondly remembered by her family and many friends for these qualities.

For those who wish to donate in Margaret’s memory, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Agency or the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation.
http://www.bccancer.bc.ca/default.htm
http://www.heartandstroke.bc.ca/site/c.kpIPKXOyFmG/b.3644349/k.C227/Donate.htm

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 16th, at the Haney Presbyterian Church, 11858 216th Street, Maple Ridge.

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  1. Gloria Lamb (Davis) :

    Tim and family: So sorry to hear about your mom…sending my condolences to you at this sad time..take care.

  2. Paula Walker :

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mother/grandmother. She was a very cool lady. I worked with her at Woolco and she was my chshier trainer. As she tought me thru the first week, I came to know that her and my mother shared their childhood together in Fort Frances ( we are just now trying to look into this as we do our Family Tree). That made me proud to be working under her.
    A special person in my life, I will miss her even more now as I did when she moved away. But I will always have her words of advice in my heart. Always Remeber those times yourself.

  3. Jim &Hennie Lyons :

    So sorry to read of your moms passing Joyce , our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  4. Sheila Hamre& Family :

    Margaret – typical Prairie Girl – stout of heart – able to roll with punches – yet a winning personality..

    She kept active and happy – we will miss her –

    She will never be far away – always in our hearts

  5. Joyce, Tim and families,
    The officers and members of the Heather Club of First Presbyterian Church, Brandon wanted you to know we are thinking of you at this sad time. It is some 14 years since your Mom left Brandon and the Club to live in BC, however, we have never forgotten the wonderful times we had with her. Know that she is missed by many here in Brandon. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Nadine Daigle :

    Tim, Janet, Laura & Michelle,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom/Grandma. Thinking of you all and your family.

  7. Auna Robins :

    Joyce, Tim and families:
    My condolences at this time of loss. Marg was my first supervisor back in my Woolco days and she was a wonderful mentor that shaped by work ethic. She was blessed with a good heart, much patience and never a bad word about anyone. She will be missed

  8. Marg Rycroft :

    My sincere condolences on the passing of Marg. I was on the dragon boat team with her and enjoyed the contributions and fun we had with her & Vicky . It is so long ago now but I remembered their determination to keep up their part. None of us had a clue what we were doing but we enjoyed the trying.

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