Mrs. Margaret F. Adams of Rimbey, Alberta passed away quietly at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Rimbey on Friday, April 11, 2008 at the age of 90 years.
Margaret was born on November 8, 1917 at Sibbald, Alberta. She later furthered her education at Normal School and became a teacher. Margaret taught at Grand Meadow, a country school just southwest of Ponoka. The following year, while teaching at Rose School on the northwest corner of Gull Lake, she met her future husband, Peter Adams. Together, they raised six sons, supporting themselves with farming in the summer and working in the saw mills during the winter. Margaret was a strong, capable woman as one would have to be to raise a large family on the farm, in a home without modern conveniences. Some of her children’s most vivid memories of their mother had to do with the food she prepared for them. They remember coming home from school and sitting down to a big glass of milk and fresh homemade brown bread with farm butter, topped with homemade jam, or cinnamon buns, warm and sticky, fresh from the oven. Margaret enjoyed working with her hands and did lovely handiwork, knitting and crocheting. Likely, every one of her grandchildren has an afghan, knitted with love, which will be a precious keepsake. Margaret valued education and always enjoyed reading, which she kept up throughout her life, and in the later years the study of her faith. Family reunions were a great pleasure to Margaret, as were anniversary celebrations where she could visit with her sisters and brother, see her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and their families.
“We thank Mom for the example she gave us as a good and decent woman all her years.
A quiet person by nature, she was contented with a simple, yet productive life.
We will miss her.”
Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Peter; and six sons, Gerald (Helen) Adams of Rocky Mountain House; Brian (Beverly) Adams of Sundre; and Stuart (Judy) Adams; Richard Adams; Ron (Janet) Adams; and Russell Adams, all of Rimbey; as well as fifteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered by two sisters, Lois Brunner of Sylvan Lake; and Nellie Eaton of Oyen. Margaret was predeceased by her brother, Robert Caswell; two sisters, Eva Wood and Barbara Lewis; and her daughter-in-law, Dallas Adams.
A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Margaret’s Life was held at the Rimbey Community Centre, Rimbey on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Mr. David Brockhoff officiating. Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Margaret’s Memory may be made directly to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: email@example.com
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