On November 19, 2022 Margaret (Hildebrandt) Rempel passed peacefully away at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, one day after her 93rd birthday. She was born November 18,1929 in the village of Blumenort, near Gretna, Manitoba.
Margaret is survived by her children and their spouses: John (Deborah), Dennis (Maureen), David (Beverly), Gerald and Glenda. She also will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren: Jamie (Chayla), Shawna (Guy), Rebecca (Jared), Richelle (Chris), Ellen (Ryan), Vicki (Dannon), Deanna (Eric), Jennifer, Dustin, Desi, Delan, Brit and Zane (Robyn) as well as her great-grandchildren: Harlan, Mason, Brooke, Kaiden, Alizabeth, Nora, Grace, Luna and Quill. Margaret is also survived by her sisters Susan and Eva, sisters-in-law Dorene, and Muriel, and brother-in-law Art, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband John G. Rempel in 1987.
Margaret loved the Lord and spent time reading about Him. Besides always cooking very tasty meals, she enjoyed her garden and being a homemaker. She loved sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting and the challenge of puzzles. Margaret volunteered at the Brandon Mennonite Central Committee Thrift Store for 40 years and she was also invited to sit on the Board for a year. To the ministries that she believed in, she was very generous. Her church in Virden was very special to her.
Margaret loved her home in Virden that was built for her. It was on the west side of Virden where the sunsets were spectacular. Her home was a great place for family and friends to visit or drop in and there was always pie and borscht. She also took opportunities to travel. Visiting Israel with her sister Susan to see her brother and his wife and touring the country was a special memory for her. She was invited by a friend to spend a week in Hawaii. As well, she took a bus tour of the Amish country and Washington DC. In addition, there was also a trip to southern Florida to take in a MCC convention. Margaret also cherished her visits to Winkler to see her sisters Susan and Eva and reminisce about their time growing up on the farm in Blumenort along with their 12 siblings. Trips to Calgary to see her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, usually occurred every summer.
The memorial service for Margaret will be in Rosetown Mennonite Church on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 2 pm.
A family Celebration of Life was held in Calgary and the internment in Blumenort preceded the Rosetown Mennonite Church memorial service.