May 28, 1939 – February 2, 2019
Margaret Rose Aucoin of Calgary, AB, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the age of 79 years.
Margaret was born May 28, 1939 in Edmonton, AB, to Stephen and Aileen Murphy, and was the second youngest of six children. Edmonton is where she grew up and began raising four children of her own while pursuing her love of Highland Dancing as a teacher and as a volunteer in numerous organizational committees. She also passed on a love of music and dance to her children, organizing family performances for senior’s centres, local television, and other Edmonton venues. Her family and friends knew her as a strong, kind, and thoughtful person who overcame many challenging life events to remain a source of positive energy with a bright smile and a love of laughter. In her post-child-raising years, she and her loving husband, Ray Aucoin, lived in Chilliwack, B.C. and were inseparable as golf partners and soulmates, cherishing every hole they played with their golfing buddies as members of Aquadel Golf Course. She considered the golf community part of her extended family. She loved the game of golf as a spectator and as an avid player and competitor.
Marg is survived by her brother, Terry Murphy; her children, Richard (Donya) Blakney, Cheryl (Craig) Sturko, Charles Blakney and Craig Blakney; her step-daughter Dina (Derrick) Goodridge; five grandchildren, Amanda, Kirsten, Mataya, Shelby and Evangeline, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held At McInnis & Holloway (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 800, 7015 Macleod Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2K6, www.alzheimercalgary.com. Marg’s family would like to thank the incredible staff at Southwood Care Centre, particularly the amazing caregivers in the Willowpark Unit, who cared lovingly for her as she progressed through her journey living with Alzheimer’s.