Margaret Mary Rodger

Margaret was born to Bill and Mary Crawford on June 16, 1935.  She was an only child and grew up on the farm her grandfather originally homesteaded.  She attended Davis school until grade 8.  After completing high school in Acme she stayed home to help her dad and Grandpa C on the farm.

On June 13, 1960, Norman and Margaret were married.  They continued to farm with her parents and they added a feedlot to the operation.  Margaret enjoyed being an active part of the farm, running a square baler, hauling grain in the fall and processing cattle.

She spent time knitting, crocheting, quilting and sewing.  She enjoyed canning the fruits and vegetables in the fall and did a lot of baking.  She always had homemade cookies on hand and made great cinnamon buns and pies.

They raised 2 sons and kept very involved when their boys were in 4-H and showed cattle.

Family trips to the United States, southern Alberta and Ontario were some of the adventures they took.

Summers were busy attending parades, rodeos, 4-H shows, cowboy poet events, fiddle jamborees and the Ivan Daines country music festival.

They bought a holiday trailer and made trips to Fairmont and spent many weekends up north when checking cows at pasture.

Some of the winter months were spent in Osoyoos getting together with family and friends, playing cards and other activities.

Margaret was a member of the Red Cross Sewing Circle, Carstairs History Book Committee, Royal Purple and the Rebeekah Lodge.

She had a love for music and was a gifted piano player and also taught the neighbor kids lessons.  She was the pianist for the organizations she was involved with and played for church groups and at the lodges.

 Margaret was quite excited to have two daughter-in laws in her family. She enjoyed all her grandchildren watching them grow and attending their activities. 

She lived most of her life on the farm until they moved into the Linden Lodge in the fall of 2015.

Their kitchen table was always welcoming to whoever came through the door.  Visiting with family, friends and neighbors were times they cherished.

Margaret is survived by her husband Norman, sons Brian (Teresa) and Don (LauraLee) and grandchildren Dallas, Steven, Owen, Kellsy, Danton and Payton.