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Margie Jackson

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(née LYSAK)

October 29, 1938 – June 26, 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother in her 86th year at the Golden Links Lodge.

Margie will be deeply missed by her children Wendy (Bill), Cathy (Bruce); her sister Audrey (Art); her beloved grandchildren Matthew (Missy), Joshua (Elyse), Melissa (Grant), Samantha (Nick); and great grandchildren Kyrian Charles, Zele Marie, and Rosie Grace.   

Margie was predeceased by her mother Mary Dutka, and her step father Harry Dutka.  Margie was very close to her mother, and adored her step father as well as her grandmother Babka.

Margie was born in Vita, Manitoba and moved to the north end of Winnipeg when she was a young child.  As a youth Margie loved to skate, spent countless hours with Audrey, and she enjoyed spending time with her very close friends Linda Verschoore, Gayle Pryce, and Vi Hasiuk Paul (who became life long friends).   

Wendy and Cathy were born when Margie was in her early twenties.   As a single parent she spent the majority of her life focused on raising her two daughters with the love and support of her mother, step father, and sister Audrey.   She loved to read, was active in bowling & curling leagues, and enjoyed spending time with Linda at her cabin.   In her later years Margie was a member of the Red Hat Society and attended the Catholic Church throughout her life.

Margie had a passion for fashion, and was always dressed to the 9’s complete with her favorite jewelry (rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces!).   Those that knew Margie well could count on her having her hair done in red, nails and make up done, complete with her signature orangie-red lipstick!!

Margie started working at the age of 16, and ended her working career at Acklands Grainger at the age of 65.   When she was 70, Margie moved into Lions Place on Portage Avenue and lived there for 12 years before making her final home for 3 years at Golden Links Lodge on St. Mary’s.   During the 12 years at Lions Place she enjoyed having on site access to a hairdresser, grocery store, restaurant, and scheduled/coordinated activities such as touring the city during Christmas light season and trips to the various shopping malls.   During the 3 years at Golden Links Lodge Margie participated in various activities like bingo, wheelchair curling & badminton, attending music performances, and she loved supervising fitness classes!

Above all, Margie loved her family, which meant the world to her.  She loved to spend as much time as possible with her daughters, sister, and her grandchildren whom she adored.  Though they lived far away, she also loved seeing the photos and videos of her great grandchildren.

Within the embrace of family we discover the sharing of life’s most precious legacy.   It is here we learn to love and be loved, and to understand the meaning of listening hearts, outstretched hands, and the song of joy and laughter.  The beauty of family brings us cherished memories we wish to hold forever, for it is through our memories that our hearts find their way home.

As per Margie’s wishes, a cremation has taken place and a private service was held. 

The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the many care givers at Golden Links Lodge for their compassion, love, and kindness; and previous care provided by Dr. A. Kong.

Margie’s family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.


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Juris Snikeris

July 9, 2024 at 10:03 PM

Marg was a remarkable lady Whom I met through her daughters Wendy an Cathy. My friendship with her grew as I would see her fairly often through my job at FedEx. I would relieve the regular drivers for holidays and sick days.

Often I would have deliveries for Auckland's on the second floor to the offices. Marg was at the front reception and when seeing me she'd open the security door and let me in. She'd always have a beaming smile and we'd chat and laugh for a minute or two. Id then head off to the mailroom and on my return we'd chat again. She controlled the release to the door, and often I was hostage to hear one of her stories!

after she retired she confided in me she loved it when I called and talked to her. Seems the office was full of women and when I'd leave she was flooded with inquiries as to who I was and how I knew her! She said she loved the attention she'd get and often felt the other women were jealous of her!

she was a beautiful lady with a wonderful smile and a loving heart. I will miss her.

Torrie & Michael

July 8, 2024 at 2:33 PM

Bill, Wendy and Samantha,

We are so sorry for your loss. Though we never had the pleasure of meeting your mom, we've heard so many wonderful things about her. Please accept our deepest condolences during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you all

Jan and Moe Claude

July 6, 2024 at 10:11 PM

That slide show brought back a lot of memories and tears as well. What a beautiful tribute to your mom and sister. Our sincere sympathy to the whole family on the loss of such a beautiful woman.

Pam, Glen & family

July 6, 2024 at 7:57 PM

Our condolences to all of the family. May you find comfort knowing that your Mom/Grandma now rests at peace and pain free. Love to you all.

Nicole Matthews

July 6, 2024 at 6:46 PM

Our condolences. Such a beautiful tribute to a wonderful woman ❤️

Lots of love: Nicole, Michelle & Thomas

Ian and Lesley

July 6, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Heartfelt words for a mother who is greatly missed.

Ritza Lambos

July 6, 2024 at 2:33 PM

Beautiful tribute for a very loved mother!!

RIP Margie

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