Kinnaird, Margaret Ilene

Margaret Ilene Kinnaird

Margaret Ilene Kinnaird (nee Grettum)

1916 - 2010


Margaret Kinnaird.jpgPeacefully with her daughters by her side on Thursday December 2, 2010 Margaret Kinnaird aged 94 years and formerly of Windygates passed away at Tabor Home in Morden, MB.

Margaret was born June 29, 1916 in Ulen, Minnesota and moved to the Thornhill district when she was six years old. Margaret and James were married for 58 years. They ran a small store and post office in Windygates for many years and retired to Morden in 1971. Margaret’s passions in life were her family, friends and gardening. She was involved in community work both in Windygates and later at St. Paul’s United Church and UCW.

She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Vivian Casement of Morden, Doreen Martens of Winnipeg and Bev and Morley Wilson of Darlingford as well as 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, James in 1992, 2 sons-in-law, Jack Martens and Allan Casement as well as 2 sisters and 1 brother.

A celebration of Margaret’s life was held on Monday December 6, 2010 at St. Paul’s United Church with interment prior at Hillside Cemetery. Rev. Morris Vincent and Wendy Rankin officiated, granddaughter, Paula Wilson gave a touching eulogy for her grandmother. Henry Penner a family friend sang Precious Lord Take My Hand. Fay Carruthers was the organist, and ushers were James Rothenburger and long time friend and neighbor, Basil Agnew. Pallbearers were Allan Grettum, Gerald Keown, Fred Carruthers, Hugh Lumgair, Mel Johnston and Richie Nield.

The family of Margaret Kinnaird would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at Tabor Home for the care and compassion shown to our Mom for the last 10 years. Thanks to the St. Paul’s United Church choir and all those mentioned for taking part in the service. Thank you also to the Thornhill UCW for serving the delicious lunch. A special thanks to Joey Grenier for all his kind consideration shown to our family. Please accept our sincere thanks to friends and family for all the hugs, visits, lovely cards, beautiful flowers, gifts and delicious food given to our families.

Donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to either the Millenium Garden C/O Tabor Home or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.