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Margaret McGill

Obituary

Margaret Evelyn George McGill, July 17, 1917 - July 26, 2021. Margaret was born to John A. and Amelia George on their farm north of Rush Lake, Saskatchewan. She was the last surviving member of the George family, having been predeceased by her parents and seven siblings. She is also predeceased by her husband, Elroy McGill and his 9 siblings, 2 sons in law, Ralph Brown and Timothy Yates, and great granddaughter Lily Jean Beveridge. Margaret was a woman of many talents and an unflappable attitude, devoting her life to family, church and community. In 1944 she was married to Elroy McGill, the love of her life, with whom she served in the RCAF, and spent 49 years - raising seven children, running a dairy farm, and travelling the world. She was a WWII veteran, a farmer and a gardener, a painter, teacher, seamstress, writer, and an excellent cook. Even into her 100s she had flowers and vegetables thriving in her gardens. As the matriarch of the McGill family, she was always prepared to share updates from relatives spread across the world, and her home was a holiday gathering place for many crokinole tournaments. A deeply community oriented woman, there was always a cup of tea and cookies ready to be shared with company in her home. Margaret was a member of the Rush Lake community club, Home and School, United Church Women and Church Board, a leader of the 4H Dairy Club, and a strong supporter of local curling and sports events. She was instrumental in the writing of the Excelsior Echos History book and served for 6 years on the provincial executive of the Care Home Auxiliaries of Saskatchewan. Margaret moved to Regina in 2002 and lived there until her death. Margaret loved her family and leaves behind an impressive legacy, survived by her seven children: Don (Maureen) McGill of Creston, BC, Lynne (Don) Drever of Fort Qu'Appelle, SK, Pegi McGill of Black Diamond, AB, Rick McGill of Rush Lake, SK, Randy (Val) McGill of Calgary, AB, Bonnie (Gary) Bourgeois of Regina, SK, and Nancy McGill of Regina SK, 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She had a long and happy life, surrounded by family and friends. Margaret will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew her. A Celebration of Life was held for Margaret on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from the Chapel of Warren's Funeral Home with Elaine Little officiating. The organist was Yolande Gorrill. The eulogy was written by the family, and read by Stewart Wells, and the pallbearers were Laura Drever, Brian Drever, Allyson McGill, Trevor Brown, Greg Brown and Doug Brown.
The interment service took place at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made in Margaret's memory to the First United Church - In Memory of Margaret McGill, or to the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan.

Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
July 31, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Chapel of Warren's Funeral Home
126 2nd Ave. N.E.
Swift Current, SK S9H 2C7

Celebration of Life
Saturday
July 31, 2021

11:00 AM
The Chapel of Warren's Funeral Home
126 2nd Ave. N.E.
Swift Current, SK S9H 2C7

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Donations

Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan
200-4545 Parliament Avenue, Regina SK S4W 0G3
Tel: 1-639-652-2015

First United Church Memorial Fund
223 3rd Ave. N.E., Swift Current SK S9H 2G6

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