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June 17, 1928 - November 20, 2021


It is with great heartache that we announce the passing of Margaret Desaulniers (Margy to those who loved her), on November 20, 2021 while in the Rimbey Hospital. She resided with her daughter West of Rimbey for the last four and a half years.

Margaret is survived by her 4 children, Judith Desaulniers of Rimbey, Faye Gray of St. Albert, Robert (Brenda) Markwart of St. Albert & Brenda Desaulniers (Doug) of Edmonton; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert (Margaret) Sanche of Saskatoon, SK, Louis (Gerry) Sanche of Vancouver Island, B.C., Leona (Gordon) Block of Edmonton, Sr. Rosemarie of Prince Albert, SK, Sr. Josephine of Prince Albert, SK & Edward (Helen) Sanche of Red Deer; special mention to Margaret’s sister-in-law, Terry Sanche of Beaumont who was like a sister to her; numerous nieces & nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Armand; son, Terrance Markwart; parents, Gedeon & Loretta Sanche; as well as 6 siblings.

Margaret spent many years as an L.P.N. caring for patients in the Intensive Care, Dialysis & Kidney Transplant wards. She loved her nursing years. Margaret loved gardening, sewing, crocheting, knitting, doing word & picture puzzles, camping & was a whiz at cards. Special thanks from the family to the nursing staff at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre, Acute/ Palliative Care for the compassion shown to all of us. Also to the nursing staff at Homecare (FCSS) in Rimbey for all the help in trying to make Margaret’s transfer home as comfortable as possible.

A Private Memorial Service will be held at Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel, St. Paul with Reverend Father Gerard Gauthier officiating. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to view the service online may do so by Livestream on Tuesday, November 30 at 1:00 p.m. by clicking the Live Service tab on our website. A recording of the service will also be made available. Inurnment will take place in St. Bernard Roman Catholic Cemetery, Lafond next to her husband & son. If desired donations may be made to Haying in the 30’s (Cancer Support Society) c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1. To send condolences online, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Loretta Stich ( Paquette )
Relation: worked with her

My condolences to the family. She worked with me at the Elk Point Hospital many years ago. I always enjoyed my shifts with her. She was an amazing person. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family.

From: Claudette Lefebvre

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My condolences to the family. May she rest in peace!!!

From: Bert Journault
Relation: She was married to my uncle!

My condolences to Marge’s family. She was a good spouse to my Uncle Armand!!

From: Gerald Guenette
Relation: First cousin to Armand

Marge changed the lives of so many As a LPN and especially after she Married Armand she made the family come together and her love beamed from her that everybody felt it. God Bless you and keep you Marge

From: Lorraine Stone (Charron)
Relation: Friend

My deepest sympathies to all the families, Brenda and I went to school together and Margy was a great mother💕

From: Kathy Dubrule
Relation: worked with her

sincere Condolences to all of Margarets family, I worked with her when she worked on third floor at St Therese hospital in St Paul. was a great co-worker and friend

From: Leah Serna (Sanche)
Relation: My Dad's (Hank) sister - my Aunt

A beautiful service for a very special person. I remember some fun times with Auntie Margy and her kids. Watching the slideshow was very moving and wonderful to see all the sibling pics and her parents (my grandparents). Sending all of you love as you move through the floodgates of grief. She will be deeply missed, and her essence carried in our hearts. xo

Relation: a friend


From: Gerry Desaulniers
Relation: Armand was our neighbour on the farm in Lafond

My condolence to Margaret and family

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