Margaret Phelps (nee Dickinson)
October 29, 1924 – May 5, 2020
Margaret Ellen Phelps passed away peacefully on May 5, 2020 at Golden Links Lodge in Winnipeg.
Margaret is survived by her daughter Beverley Hindle (John), son-in-law Gerald Teichrib; and her grandchildren: Christine Gardiner, Colleen Helgason, Allyson Hindle and D’Alton Hindle (Caitlin), great grandchildren: Leah Kirkup, Max Gardiner, Nicholas Hindle and Evelyn Hindle, as well as many nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her husband of more than 60 years, Henry Phelps, her daughter Ruth Teichrib and her brother Clifford Dickinson.
Margaret was a strong independent woman who never wanted special treatment for herself. She enjoyed remarkable good health for most of her adult life. She was a hard worker and loved to host dinners for family, especially her girls and their guys. Margaret enjoyed cooking and was known for her delicious lemon pies. She liked playing darts and was an enthusiastic Scrabble fan. She played golf just for fun, never making a single par.
Margaret was a good mother, despite the death of her own mother when Margaret was only five years old. She grew up in the Children’s Home orphanage and always spoke with gratitude for the care she received there as a child.
She fell in love with Henry, a handsome guy, and married him in 1945. Together they had two daughters. After the girls were teens, Margaret worked in retail sales at both Sears and Eaton’s and enjoyed friendships made there. Henry and Margaret moved to Arnes, Manitoba in 1981, where, in retirement they enjoyed many happy years playing golf, darts, and cards with family and friends.
Mum, you were strong until the end. I will miss you so.
Many many thanks to Golden Links Lodge where Margaret received excellent care during her last years.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at a later date when such gatherings are permitted and family members are able to travel.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in memory of Margaret to Golden Links Lodge,
2280 St Mary’s Rd, Winnipeg, MB R2N 3Z6.
Condolences may be left on her tribute wall at www.gilbartfuneralhome.com.
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.
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