April 2, 1924-December 22, 2017
Margaret passed away December 22 in Winnipeg. Funeral service took place at Shaarey Zedek synagogue on December 24. Ike, her husband of 67 years, predeceased her in 2015. She is survived by her brother Sam Gitlin, her children Sherwin, Karen and Brent (Don) and her grandchildren Linsey (Jeff) and Dana (Brett).
Margaret was the foremost ally of and advocate for her family. She extended hospitality to generations of friends and will be remembered equally for her empathy and her elegance. Margaret embraced her prairie heritage – her childhood in the Saskatchewan village of Ridgedale and her married life in nearby Tisdale, followed by many years in Winnipeg. She was a pianist and a singer, and a devotee of Shakespeare, Chopin and Alice Munro. Her greatest kindness was unfailingly extended to the least among us, and she leaves this example to all who knew her.
Margaret’s family is deeply grateful to the team of loving caregivers who enabled her to live with dignity in her own home until early December of this year. The family suggests donations to Canadian Mental Health Association or charity of choice in Margaret’s honour.