Margaret Freda (nee Montgomery) CHOWN

Margaret Freda (nee Montgomery) CHOWN


Margaret Freda

(nee Montgomery)

June 25, 1928 – Jan. 27, 2016

Margaret (Marg) Chown, beloved aunt, cousin, friend, of Red Deer passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the age of 87 years. Marg was born at Elk Point, Alberta. Her father owned a road construction company and her mother, aunt, and uncle all worked there. Marg had high scholastic achievements in High School and at Henderson’s Business College where she graduated. She met an airforce pilot, Kink, and they married on May 26, 1952. They have lived across Canada with their many pets. Marg was a very social person and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Canadian Legion for over 40 years. She was known as a story-teller with a knack for details, dates, and names right up to her last day. She didn’t mind the spotlight and would share her adventures until the wee hours with anyone. She loved camping, hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking, canning, and investing. Despite significant health challenges, she persevered and continued to live in her home and even travelled to Europe in 2012 as a double-amputee. Marg took numerous trips with her mother, and sometimes her sister to Comox. Marg was very close with her Northern Ireland cousins. They came several times in the last 15 years and she travelled there twice and longed to go back. Marg purchased and ran Pinky Laundry in Red Deer and continued to run it after her husband’s passing. Marg will be lovingly remembered by cousins; June Wutzke, Dorothy Montgomery, and Donald Zelasek, numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and extended relatives and loved ones in Northern Ireland. She was predeceased by her husband, Clinton (Kink) Chown, parents; William (Bill) and Annie Montgomery, brothers; Edward (Eddie) and John (Jack) Montgomery, and sister, Jean (Jeannie) Warren. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45th Street, Red Deer. A service will be held on Thursday, January 4th, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Gaetz United Church, 4758 Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta, with time to pay your respects prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Margaret’s honour may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada – Southern Alberta, 6007 1A Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0G5. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting

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