MARGARET KATHLEEN JOHNSTONE
September 24, 1933 – April 26, 2021
It is with sadness that we announce Margaret`s passing at Red River Place on April 26, 2021.
Margaret was born on September 24, 1933 in Selkirk, Manitoba and was raised and lived almost her entire life in the same house on Dufferin Ave.
She is survived by her sister Betty Gallaway. She will be missed by all her nieces and nephews, Guy Gallaway (Edith) and his children, Patti, Michelle, Matt and Alexa and their families; Gail Campbell (Colin) and son Michael; and Ron Gallaway (Debbie) and his children Justin and Stephanie as well as many cousins and friends. Margaret had a special relationship with her cousin Lorne Canvin and his children Malcolm (Becca, Mabel) and Iain who reside in England.
Margaret was predeceased by her parents Fanny (nee Canvin) and Richard (Dick) Johnstone; sister Elsie Johnstone; great nephew Andy Campbell and brothers-in-law Jim Gallaway and Ron Ainsle.
Margaret was employed for many years at the Manitoba Grain Exchange and later at Selkirk Redi-Mix in the accounting department. Margaret was a life-long member of Christ Church, then St. Clements Church, Mapleton. She also enjoyed several trips to Scotland and England and she was able to reside in Bridge of Allan as nanny to Malcolm and Iain for two years. She continued to have fond memories of this time. Margaret was famous for her baking as well as knitting and needlepoint – each new member of the family was welcomed with a homemade gift. Margaret was an accomplished bowler and gardener and had won many accolades in these activities. She was a cat lover and enjoyed her glass of sherry each evening.
As per her wishes, she has been cremated and will be interred at a later date with her parent`s in the St. Clement`s cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society or a charity of your choice.
Thank you to all those individuals who assisted Margaret in her home and when she was in the Selkirk Regional Health Centre and Red River Place.
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