August 12, 1918 – October 24, 2019
Margaret was a treasured mother, grand- mother, and great-grandmother who loved to knit and to sing. She passed away October 24, 2019 at the age of 101. Margaret was born August 12, 1918 in Edmonton. She and her late husband, Al, moved to Calgary in 1946 where they raised their three children, Murray Knight (Bonnie) of Kimberly, Lawrie Knight Steinbach (John) of Red Deer, and Bettie Demers of Sylvan Lake.
Margaret learned to knit at the age of five, and thoughtfully made thousands of slippers and blankets for Ronald McDonald House, women’s shelters, and children’s wards throughout the province. Margaret’s range and calibre of handiwork was unsurpassed. As a member of the Alberta Handicraft Guild, she discovered her true passion of creating award-winning hand- stitched quilts. In the 1980s, she was hired by SAIT to share her talent by teaching classes across central Alberta. Margaret was a founding member of the Chinook Winds Sweet Adeline Chorus and, with her husband, a founding member of the Calgary Winter Club.
Margaret will be missed by her children, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. They will, however, always remember her wonderful laugh, and her favourite saying that “Ya canna keep a good Scot down.”
Margaret’s family wish to thank Loretta Wolters; the wonderful women with Comfort Keepers; Vicki, Marie, Diane, and Breanna at West Park Cottage; and above all, Dr. Erin Thompson who compassionately helped Margaret navigate her final years in Red Deer.
At her request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please think of Margaret and consider a donation to a deserving charity.
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