Sept. 12, 1923 – Nov. 5, 2013
Margaret will be missed by her daughter, Marilyn McDonald Wells and her children, Teresa Stone Lea (Mike) and family, Colin Stone (Natasha) and family and Grayson Wells; her daughter, Diane McDonald Sim (Darryl) and their children, Natasha Sim, Sheena Sim Pike (Jay) and family, Derek Sim; her stepdaughter, Shirley McTighe Carruthers (Wally) and their children, Charmin and Laine, eleven great- grandchildren, and one fifth generation great-great-granddaughter. Margaret is also survived by her brothers, Andy and Jimmy Webb (Jean), and sisters-in-law Alice Webb (Geordie), and Nora McTighe Broderson. Margaret was predeceased by her brothers, Geordie and Ronnie Webb; sisters-in- law, Cora Webb (Andy) and Shirley Webb (Ronnie); stepson, Wayne McTighe and son-in-law Bruce Wells. Margaret was eleven when her mom died. Being the sole woman, for the most part, in a house with four brothers, a father and an uncle, she worked hard baking bread, biking home at lunch to put the loaves in the oven, doing huge amounts of laundry and cleaning to her perfectionist state. She always looked forward to any news coming from “home”. Margaret’s husband, Douglas McDonald passed away in 1966. Both were born in McAuley, MB. She married Phillip McTighe and moved to the Eckville farm, where they resided close to thirty years. They moved off the farm to Rimbey and a few years later, Phillip passed away. Margaret was an oilfield secretary in Drayton Valley for Schlumberger, a postmistress at Sylvan Lake and a part time clerk at the Bay in Red Deer. Margaret will be remembered for her love of a good time, her ready laugh and her enjoyment of dancing. She kept a spotless house, grew a big garden and prepared many great meals. After supper, she read her cherished newspaper. When Margaret wasn’t playing a game of cards with her grandchildren or great-grandson Andrew, she would be curling, fishing or camping. In the winter, she and Phillip frequently travelled to Mexico, St. Lucia, or Vancouver Island. Cross country skiing, potato digging, bonfires, skeet shooting, grouse hunting and great holiday meals are memories of good times at the farm. The families want to give thanks from the bottom of their hearts to Bethany Lodge at Sylvan Lake and Red Deer’s West Park Lodge for such excellent care for our little mom. There will be a private celebration of her life. Condolences may be sent or viewed by visiting www.parklandfuneralhome.com.