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Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on May 14, 2022 at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden with private ash interment prior to the service at Darlingford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Leonore's memory to CancerCare Manitoba or to the Darlingford Memorial Park.
Margaret Leonore Porter (nee Currie)
1926 ~ 2022
 

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Margaret Leonore Porter. She slipped away from us peacefully on April 23, 2022 at the age of 96.

She was predeceased by her first husband Alex Ramsay, sons Leonard and Lorne Ramsay, sister Eileen Russell, brothers Don and Dick Currie and her husband Bill Porter.

Mom was the oldest child of John and Maude Currie of Thornhill, MB. She spent her childhood on the family farm making memories with her siblings, Eileen, Ruth, Don and Dick.

Mom worked various jobs in her early years in Darlingford, Roland and Thornhill. After she left home she met and married Alex Ramsay and they settled in Darlingford where their family grew. They had four children, Edith, Carol, Leonard and Lorne. Tragically Alex passed away in a car accident in 1959.

In 1963 Leonore and her family married Bill Porter. In 1964 they purchased their dream farm in Kaleida. Mom had married a farmer which she swore she would never do. Like every other farm wife her days were busy and full. In 1968 her fifth child Leanne was born.

Never one to have idle hands Mom was always busy sewing, knitting or crocheting. There is no way to know how many afghans she made but if she gave you one you knew you were special.  She donated countless afghans to Cancer Care. Later she made hundreds of small crocheted hats for preemies and kids going through chemo. Mom was also a talented seamstress. She tackled everything from school outfits to the newest styles for Barbie dolls.

One of Mom’s proudest achievements was being one of the three ladies who organized the very first Darlingford craft sale. 

Mom loved to take pictures. Her favourite subjects were her family, her beautiful flower garden and Bill’s cows and horses.

Bill and Leonore enjoyed many years camping at Mt. Carmel Dam in North Dakota.  She often recalled all the laughter shared by their camp fire.

In 1997 Bill and Leonore retired to Manitou. They spent many enjoyable years there until Bill was moved to Tabor Home in Morden in 2008. In 2010 Mom decided to move to Morden to be closer to Bill.  She settled comfortably in her 55 plus community.

In 2017 Mom moved to Homestead where she enjoyed socializing. Like most of us Mom struggled with the isolation during the Covid lockdowns. Daily phone calls became the norm.  During these often long phone calls she shared memories of her early life with her siblings, her single life and her struggles as a young widow, and of course many stories of her wonderful children.

Mom loved spending time with her family. Nothing made her smile like spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She also loved large family gatherings with her siblings and all their families. We all have wonderful memories of these gatherings.

Mom will be missed by her three daughters, Edith (Peter), Carol, and Leanne (Jeff). Grandchildren, Andrew, Terri (Dave), Dan, Cresta (Jason), Jeff (Lynda), Jesse (Nettie). Great grandchildren, Paden, Emmett, Oliver, Joseph, Allie, Clayton, Abby, Emerson, McKenna, and Emily. Also her sister Ruth (Gary) and sisters-in-law, Evelyn and Mrylene.

We are eternally grateful for the care Mom has received over many years. The nurses, doctors and other staff that helped her and enabled us to have so many wonderful years with her. We are also grateful to her many friends and relatives that brightened her days with their visits and phone calls.

In lieu of flowers we would ask you to donate to Cancer Care, Darlingford Memorial Park or a charity of your choice.

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