Margaret Woods


Margaret Anne Woods (Byers) of Swift Current, Sask. passed away peacefully on February 27, 2020 at the Meadows. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday March 7th at Ashley Park Hall - 2 to 4 p.m. Margaret leaves her five children to cherish her memory; her son Greg (Susan) and their son Kent (Vicki) and children Ryder and Blake; and their daughter Ashley (Gerry) and children Hadley and Lawson; son Glenn (Vicki) and their son Glenn (Karen) and their children Emma and Kathryn; and their son David (Navi); son Ron and his son Scott and his child Madelyn, and his daughter Reanna; son Shawn (Moira) and their daughter Keely (Dustin) and their children Louis and Jules; their daughter Britton (Lance) and their child Brileigh; and their daughter Gabrielle (TJ); and the youngest, her beloved daughter, Angela.  Maggie, as affectionally called by her brothers, is also survived by her brothers William (Eva), Kelly (Barb), Keith (Fern), Kirk (MaryAnn) and their families. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Ken Benson (Linda) and his family, her Aunt Mame and her brother-in-law, Ed and sisters-in-law, Vicki, Lorraine and Sharon. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Marg was predeceased by her husband Ernest in 2013, parents Bill and Ada Byers and her grandson Jeremy Woods. She was also predeceased by sister, Sheila Benson, and her brother, Jack. Marg was born on April 16, 1933 in Braddock, Sk., the oldest of seven children. Marg spent her early life in Braddock, moving to Bell Street in Swift Current in 1949 with the Byers family. She met Ernie in 1953 and they married in December 1953. Together, they raised a beautiful family. Marg began her working career at Donnelly and Polley Law office. She always had an entrepreneurial spirit, owning her first business, Swift Current Customs Brokers, out of her home. Ernie and her became owners of the Civic Shopping Center. They also owned Byers and Woods Jewellers and Woods Men's Wear with their children. Marg's passion for helping others led her to work at the Southwest Safe Shelter for many years until her retirement. Margaret gave unconditionally to her community in many ways. She was involved in many local nonprofit groups, including Ashley Park Ladies Auxiliary, ACT, Saskatchewan Association for Community Living, Early Childhood Intervention Program, Southwest Homes for the Handicapped, and Southwest Crisis Services. Marg also opened her home as a billet mom for Broncos and Legionnaires, many of whom remain close to the family. Marg was a strong support and advocate for families with Down Syndrome children, always willing to share her experiences and advice. Marg gave much of herself providing compassion and care, and her assistance touched many people's lives. Her strong sense of social justice was shared and practiced in her daily life. Family was everything. Marg and Ernie provided a gathering place for family functions, which always included singsongs. Her love of music and singing continued even through the later years with dementia, as she never forgot the words to the songs she loved. The family would like to extend appreciation and love to the caregivers at the Gull Lake Care Centre and the Meadows in Swift Current for their excellent care in Marg's final months. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to E.C.I.P and Southwest Crisis Services in Swift Current. Warren's Funeral Home in care of arrangements. For further information please call 306-773-8831 or visit our website at and express your sympathy to the family on our memory wall.

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Celebration of Life
March 7, 2020

2:00 PM
Ashley Park Community Hall
900 Lorne Street East
Swift Current, SK S9H 1B5


Southwest Crisis Services
Box 1102, Swift Current SK S9H 3X3

Swift Current & District Early Childhood Intervention Program
350 Cheadle Street West, Swift Current SK S9H 4G3

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