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MARGARET EMMA BURKETT (published on March 05, 2009)



MARGARET EMMA BURKETT (nee TAYLOR) Peg passed away peacefully with her family and minister at her side on March 3, 2009. She was predeceased by her husband, Herb, in October 2008, with whom she had shared over 60 years of happy marriage. She leaves to mourn her sons, Richard (Heather), Chuck (Shelley); daughter Diane Harms (Geoff); and her grandchildren, Gillian, Kevin, Brian, Carlie and Michael. Peg was born in Minnedosa on May 23, 1922. A town to which she returned to frequently and which held a very special place in her heart. She grew up in a large family characterized by love, music, hard work and a sense of fun. She was the second youngest and last surviving child of Robert and Ellen Taylor. She was predeceased by her five sisters: Helen Lucas, Jean Gray, Rhoda Sutherland, Marnie Thompson and Beth Brent. She was also predeceased by her five brothers: Bert, Sandy, Norman, Bill and Jim. She will be greatly missed by her many nieces and nephews. Peg moved to Winnipeg to attend nursing school at the Misericordia Hospital from which she graduated in 1946. Her nursing career spanned more than 35 years. Mom was a sought after nurse to provide one on one special duty care. She never retired from taking care of people, her sense of caring and service extended throughout all aspects of her life. Along with her husband Herb, Peg loved to entertain and they both treasured the many friendships they developed through their church, various bridge groups, as well as golfing and curling friends. Peg was a former member of the Eastern Star and longtime member of the Daughters of the Nile serving as Queen in 1986 and loved participating in choir. Mom brought passion, enthusiasm and a sense of fun to everything she did. Her compelling presence and style demonstrated the traits of a true lady. Mom's life was well lived, and serves as an example to those who knew her and loved her. Through her, we learned to appreciate all things in life and to seek joy and purpose in helping others. The family expresses their profound gratitude to the wonderful staff of West Park Manor for their exceptional kindness and love in the care of both our parents. A celebration of Peg's life will be held on Saturday, March 7 at 1:00 p.m. at the Charleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Boulevard, Rev. Dr. Michael Wilson presiding. A reception will follow at the church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Charleswood United Church Opening Hearts and Minds Campaign (4820 Roblin Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB R3R 0G6) or the Canadian Diabetes Association. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Send expressions of sympathy to www.mem.com


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