It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marga Lafond on June 1, 2021 while surrounded by her family.
Marga was born on August 12, 1939 in Saarbrücken Germany. She married Bertrand in 1957 while he was stationed in Germany with the Royal Canadian Air Force. They moved to Canada in 1959 with their daughter (born 1958) and Marga’s mother, where their son was born in 1960. They spent 13 years in Ontario and Quebec before settling in Moose Jaw, where they have resided for 39 years. Marga worked in numerous jobs. From picking raspberries to buy her first pair of high heel shoes to her last job at the Department of Highways, where she retired after 25 years of service.
Marga’s number one priority was her family, whom she loved, supported and treasured. She welcomed everyone with open arms. Marga loved to garden as demonstrated by her beautiful yard full of flowers. She loved game shows, dancing, shopping and spending time with those she loved. Marga was an avid bowler and held many positions within various organizations. She had many accomplishments but bowling a perfect game and becoming a life member of the Master Bowlers Association of Canada were her highlights. Marga was an active member of the Anavets, dedicating many hours as secretary and with the Ladies’ Auxiliary. One of her favourite activities was providing snacks and a listening ear to in-hospital patients.
Marga was predeceased by her son Michael (1989), her mother Helene Daüwel (1999) and numerous family members. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 64 years, Bertrand; daughter Monika; daughter-in-law Sylvia; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Teanna (Vlad) Michael and Marcus, Crystal (Darryl) Hayden and Hailey, Ryan (Rachelle) Wyatt and Levi; extended family Cathy (Kevin), Jennifer (Curtis) Zoey and Rhyan, goddaughter Carly (Jason) Skadi and Erik; niece Christine (Thomas) Denise, and other family in Germany.
The family would like to thank Dr. Bosch, Preslie and Karen at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre, and the staff at St. Paul’s Palliative Care Unit, especially Shannon, for their loving care and kindness they gave Marga in her final days.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice to honour Marga’s loving and generous spirit.
A celebration of Marga’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements in care of Chelsea Krentz – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.