Margaret June LENTON


Margaret June

Our wonderful mother (Margaret) June Lenton (nee Bailey) passed peacefully away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on January 2, 2014. She was born in Lacombe, Alberta June 24, 1937. Her family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where she attended Gladstone High School. After graduation, she joined the Royal Canadian Auxiliary Air Force before transferring to the Royal Canadian Regular Air Force as a fighter control operator, serving from 1956 to 1959. There she met and married Howard Lenton. Together, they had five children. In 1971, they parted ways. Mom started taking courses at Confederation College and eventually received her diploma as a Rehab Practitioner in 1976. She then moved with her children to Red Deer, working at Michener Center. She was an avid knitter making numerous items for local charities. Mom was a 30 year survivor of breast cancer. She is survived by her five children, Jacqueline Lenton of Red Deer, Tom Lenton of Edmonton, Kai (Gaye) Flexhaug of Calgary, Sandra (Sam) of Red Deer and Rick Lenton of Red Deer, as well as eleven grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, Ethel and Cecil Bailey; her sisters, Adeline and Muriel; and her former husband, Howard Lenton. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 – 67 Street, Red Deer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in June’s honour may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, Suite 101, 6751 – 52 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4K8.

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