Passed on August 30, 2021
Our family was blessed to share in the life of Margaret Charison. She touched our hearts and our lives with her unwavering love and goodness. It is with heavy hearts that we announce her passing on August 30, 2021. She will be always loved, never forgotten, deeply missed and forever in our hearts.
Margaret was born on November 21, 1924 in Madison, Saskatchewan. She was the oldest daughter of Donald and Barbara Fines of Gunton, Manitoba. She always remained close with her ten sisters and brothers and their extended families and those family bonds remain strong to this day. She is survived by her three sisters Zetta, Ramona and Flora and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved so dearly.
Margaret was happy to spend her entire life in the Gunton-Teulon area. She was devoted to her husband, Stan and their children – Sandy Skinner (John), Sherry Green (Terry), Linda Stock (Fred) and Curtis Charison (June). Being a mom was the most important thing in the world to her, and her children always knew how very fortunate they were to have had her love and tender care throughout their lives. Then came her pride and joy, her 10 grandchildren – Jennifer (Jason), Rod (Kim), Scott (Angele), Sherry (Mike), Richard (Vilay), Kelly (Maria), Kimberly, Tim, Cameron (Whytnie) and Jodie (Nicole) who were the light of her life and brought her endless fun times and happiness. They presented her with the gift of 16 great-grandchildren – McKay, Matheson, Lachlan, Lilly, Olivia, Abigail, Brianne, Austin, Liam, Avery, Kiana, Mattea, Chloe, Ryan, Brady and Hadley whom she adored.
Margaret was very well loved and respected in the community, especially by her close friends, many of whom she treasured from her early childhood days. She was an avid gardener, active in curling and golf, she enjoyed playing cribbage and she never failed to support and contribute to any local event happening at the time. Her kindness to all and her generous spirit touched many people along the way.
One of her favorite expressions was “When you do something for someone else, you make two people happy”. The example she set inspired a lot of people to do their best to help others in a selfless and caring manner.
Special thanks to her physician Dr. K. Graham and the medical staff at Betel Home in Gimli. Margaret requested that there be no funeral service but a private family gathering to be held when the time is appropriate. Anyone wishing to send an on-line tribute or to make a donation to any charity of your choice in her honor is welcome to do so.
Our deepest sympathy to the Charison family. Margaret was a good friend and a wonderful neighbour. We will cherish many special memories.
Ron & Donna Jaremy
I am one of Margaret's nieces and I couldn't ask for a more loving aunt. Our families were very close since Margaret is my dad's sister and Stan is my mom's brother. We visited often over the years in the summer and at Christmas and they were such happy times. Margaret and my mom liked nothing better than beating Stan and my dad at 4-handed crib and there was always so much laughter in the house. She and Stan would visit Florida, Kelowna, Vancouver and other parts of the world, but she couldn't wait to return home to Teulon to the rest of her extended family. Margaret was one in a million and I will miss her dearly. Hopefully, the profound grief that Sandy, Sherry and Curtis and their families feel right now will ease over time. Love and sympathy to you all.
Sandy, Sherry, Curtis and families, I was very sorry to hear of your mom's passing and want you to know that I am thinking of you all at this sad and difficult time. I have many great childhood memories of your mom. As Linda's good friend, I spent a lot of time at Margaret and Stan's farm and always had such good times. She was a wonderful person and I know that she will be dearly missed. My deepest sympathy to the Charison family.
Val McHale (Packer)
What a beautiful obituary for a special woman. It is all so true.
Tom and Debbie Goodman
Kelly, Kim and Tim and all of their families. I am thinking of you and sending my deepest sympathies for the passing of your wonderful Gramma. Hugs and love to all xo
Margaret was a beautiful soul, a rare gem . I had the privilege of Margaret being my crib partner in Gunton many years ago . We had lots laughs and fun playing. I will always have fond memories of her and our time as crib partners . Sending sympathy snd lots of love ❤️ to her beloved family.
Sincere sympathy to Margaret’s family. She’s a beautiful woman who’s kindness and inclusion will always be remembered.
Joel Marie McDonald
Margaret was a beautiful example of a life well-lived.... and the wide circle of love and friendship she enjoyed shows how many other lives she touched. Sincere sympathy and warmest thoughts for the Charison family at this sad time.
Connie van der Zweep
We are so sorry to of the loss of such a wonderful woman. Our deepest condolences to her family
Lisa and Bruce Twerdochlib
Our sincere sympathy to the Charison family in the loss of your mother... she was one of the sweetest kindest ladies we have ever known..she was a very beautiful gracious lady always..
Larry & Georgina Nelson
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