McKAY, Margaret Ellen

Margaret Ellen McKay


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1927 – 2016


Margaret passed away peacefully at Fairview Home in Brandon on August 26, 2016 at the age

of 88 years. She leaves to mourn her passing, her son Colin (Pat) and grandsons Chris (Signe and greatgranddaughters Kate and Raegan), and Kevin; her son Ian (Donna) and grandsons Gordon

(Stephanie) and Michael. She also leaves to mourn her passing her sister Edna Jackson, of Winnipeg, as well as many nieces and nephews.  Margaret was predeceased by her parents in 1971 and 1972, and by her best friend and loving partner, Ken, in 2014. She is also predeceased by her brother Don in 1951, her brothers-in-law Len Jackson and Desmond Silver and her sister, Helen Silver in 2010. Margaret was the eldest daughter of George and Pearl (Powers) Hull. She was born on September 5, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Before she was a year old her family moved back to Canada. She took her schooling in Brandon at Central, Earl Haig and Brandon Collegiate Institute. She also worked at the Strand Theater. When at Riverside at a dance, Marg met a young man and on July 16, 1947, she and Kenneth Ralph McKay of Hayfield got married. He was a dedicated farmer all his life. They had farmed together for almost 67 years before “K.R.” passed away.

Marg loved to garden and roses and spent many hours cutting the grass in her big farmyard. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting and also loved to plan the “shed parties” that she and Ken hosted for family, friends and neighbours. Lots of dancing and good times had at those parties!!!!! She also enjoyed curling

having been a member of the Riverview Curling Club. She made many friends over the years through her curling. She also liked to watch wrestling on T.V. and her four grandsons have many fond memories of

Saturday afternoons with Grandma watching wrestling.

She was a wonderful Grandmother - when she bought one new toy, she bought 4 always! Marg’s family meant the most to her - especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Service was held at Brockie Donovan Chapel on September 2, 2016 with Arlene Robertson officiating. The soloist was Sandy Jasper. The active pallbearers were Chris McKay, Kevin McKay, Gordon McKay, Michael McKay, David McKay, and Rob Margetts. Interment was in Brandon Cemetery. Lunch followed

at the Central United Church Auditorium. Donations in memory of Margaret, may be made to Canadian

Diabetes Association, A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB, R7A 6N5 or Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation “Murray House Cancer Treatment Residence” 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon, MB,

R7A 2B3.

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