December 21, 1923 – May 29, 2019
Margaret Alice Berry (Brownlee) suddenly passed away at the age 95 years, on May 29, 2019 at her home in Red Deer, Alberta.
She was predeceased by her husband William Harvey in 2001, her son Wayne Harvey in 2013 and her daughter Susan Carol in 2017. She is survived by her sons John Dale and William Dean and numerous grand-children and great-grand children. Her sister, Patricia McNally continues to live in Innisfail, Alberta.
The daughter of Colin Brownlee and Mary Brownlee (Dolphin), she was born on December 21, 1923 at her parent’s farm at Kevisville, Alberta.
She was in excellent health until the end and was waiting for the spring flowers to bloom and robins to return to their nests in her back yard.
On July 21, 1948 she married William Harvey Berry at Sylvan Lake, Alberta. She was a long-time resident of Red Deer and area, except for the 2 years that she lived in Doha, Qatar with her son Dale, his wife Anabelle and granddaughter Joanna. Mom often looked after foster children to supplement the family income. She also worked at the Club Cafe, where she developed lifetime friendships with her Chinese co-workers. She also worked at Sunnybrook Convenience Store for many years.
For the last 15 years, she lived with her son William, his wife Sally and her grandson William. In her grandson Jordie’s words: she was an amazing woman, so selfless and willing to help everyone with anything she could. She will be missed. She had an open door and heart not only for all her children and grandchildren but strangers in need.
She often said that “A stranger is someone that I have not met yet.”
Contact William at email@example.com for funeral details.
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