November 15, 1933 – April 30, 2020
Margaret Drews passed away peacefully in her home on April 30, 2020. She was born November 15, 1933, in Bloomsbury, near Barrhead, Alberta, to Edward and Lydia Drews. Early life on the prairies was hard, with serious illnesses and farm injuries testing the courage and character of her homesteading family. In 1946, Grandpa Ed moved the family to Chilliwack, BC. Margaret left home for Vancouver when she was 19, to seek adventure and fortune in the big city.
In 1954, she married Leonard Sonntag, the father of her two children, Bob and Carol. She worked for the Surrey School Board, they bred show dogs and raised chickens on their little acreage in Surrey, BC. After their divorce, Margaret married Al Duholke and moved to the North Shore, where they lived until his death in 1997.
Mom did everything. She worked her whole life, raised two kids as a single mom, travelled the whole world, brought her flower garden to life every year, made friends, loved her family, and was there when we needed her every single time. She took wonderful care of herself, and always looked fit and beautiful no matter what.
Mom’s last years may have been her happiest. She was at peace with herself and with God, was closer to her beloved brothers and sisters than ever, and enjoyed her kids and grandkids most of all. Her greatest disappointment in life may have been that she never saw her mighty Vancouver Canucks win the Stanley Cup.
Marg leaves behind her two kids, Bob (Shari) Sonntag and Carol (Bill) Craig, grandkids Michael (JoLynn), KJ (David), Fiona, Billy, and Derek, and great grandkids Octavia and Beyorn. She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Ray (Barbara) Drews, Herb (Marian) Drews and Mary (Clarence) Bodener, her nieces and nephews, cousins, and a lifetime of friends. We will all miss her greatly.
Es spricht, der solches bezeugt: Ja, ich komme bald. Amen, ja komm, Herr Jesus!
A memorial get together will be planned later this summer as conditions permit.
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