Margaret Teeling

August 23, 2021


TEELING, Margaret


Margaret Amelia Teeling passed away peacefully on August 23, 2021, at the age of 100. Margaret was born March 31, 1921, at home in Saskatoon and lived here all her life. She was one of the first students at St. Joseph’s School held in a residence before the new school building was completed. She later attended Sion Academy and Nutana Collegiate. Margaret worked in retail sales, first at Adilman’s Department Store before she was married and in later years at the Hudson Bay Company. Margaret married James Teeling on August 16, 1944. As a devout Catholic, she was a member of St. Michael’s parish for 40 years, where she belonged to the choir and played as the organist. Margaret once described music as her life. She played piano and organ and had a beautiful soprano voice. She was a long-time member of the Saskatoon Choral Society, participating in all their musical programs. She especially enjoyed her trio part in the production of “The Mikado.” Margaret was an active member of the Catholic Women’s League, Sion Academy Alumni and St. Michael’s Home and School. She treasured the friendships she made through all these activities. Margaret loved travelling. She spent part of several winters with her brother and sisters-in-law in Palm Springs. She spent many holidays with family in Edmonton, Vancouver and Los Angeles. She also travelled to Ireland, Denmark and then England to meet her cousins for the first time. Margaret is survived with love by her daughters Patricia Espeseth and Kathleen Teeling (Lionel Stewart), her 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren: Janna Sampson (Darrell, Eva & Elliott), Erin Stephen (Ross, Anna & Jack), Michael Espeseth (Melanie, Kaylee & McKenna), David Espeseth (Tina), Colleen Rozdilsky (Dan, and baby to come), Sean Elliott, and many nieces, nephews and cousins in Alberta, British Columbia and California. She was predeceased by her husband James, two infant children and her brothers Donald and Bernard. A private family funeral mass was celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Several choir members who sang for Margaret’s mass have been choir members with her. Ave Maria was requested by the family. Margaret taught Laurie, the soloist, to sing that hymn which was a meaningful coincidence. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) or a charity of choice may be made in Margaret’s name. Arrangements in care of Aimé Laventure – Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.
















































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