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Margaret Lamont

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MARGARET RUTH LAMONT

September 21, 1949 -March 17, 2024

Margaret passed away suddenly on March 17th at the Grace Hospital. She is survived by her brother Don and his family, wife Thora, children Signy and Kristjan. 


Margaret was part of a family of five including her parents Donald and Mary along with sister Carol. After graduating from Windsor Park Collegiate Margaret took Interior Design at the University of Manitoba. This led to a lifelong love of beautiful things. She enjoyed hosting beautifully created Christmas dinners and was always fashionable dressed. Margaret also enjoyed travel and in 2004 travelled to New Zealand to watch World Cup Yacht Racing. 


Margaret was also a lover of animals with many cats and dogs as part of her family over the years. 


She ended her career in Manitoba Health as a policy writer for home care. She loved to write and read like her sister Carol, who was the editor of The Beaver Magazine and her brother Don, who is currently Editor of Hooked Magazine. 


A Celebration of Margaret's life will be held at 1:30 in the Solarium Room at the St. Boniface Golf Course Thursday April 18th.


Margaret's family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


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Darlene, Kevin McEvoy and family

May 10, 2024 at 4:55 PM

Margaret was our neighbour and friend for over 32 years. Over the years we spent many meals and celebrations with each other, when Margaret couldn’t come over for an event I  always brought her over the meal in a care package. Over the years we had many good times, she watched our house when we were away, we watched hers when she was away. Kevin and Margaret worked on a few building projects over the years, Margaret was a very independent woman, not one to ask for help unless she really needed it. This past year I was bringing her supper almost daily. Over the last couple of years Kevin was helping Margaret with her snow removal as well as her grass cutting, as these tasks were becoming too much for her. Margaret’s needs and friendship grew stronger this last year, I am happy to have been there for her and content knowing she wasn’t alone as i held her hand as she took her last breath. Goodbye my friend we will miss you. Condolences to Don and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you

Simone and Karl Thordarson

May 10, 2024 at 2:56 PM

Margaret was our neighbour a few doors down for 31 years.

We had many great chats in her  yard and over our fence as she walked past on her way to the store or library.

Margaret loved to nurture the plants and flowers in her yard. It was truly a joyful sight when everything was in full bloom.  She was always interested in what we were planting in our yard for the summer season.

We are thankful that Margaret had such attentive and caring next door neighbours in Darlene and Kevin McEvoy.

Don, our sympathies to you and your family.

Alison W.

May 10, 2024 at 2:53 PM

I first met Margaret in the 1980's while working for Manitoba Health and over the years we worked on various projects.. I quickly came to appreciate this  smart, sophisticated and very stylish person. My sympathy to her family.  

Harpa Isfeld-Kiely

May 10, 2024 at 2:42 PM

I was saddened to learn that Margaret passed away, though it’s been some years since we’ve spent time together. We had shared a common role as aunts to the ‘Lamont kids’ (now adults), though from different sides of the family. I know we both enjoyed the family’s birthday and holiday meals when we’d meet. Together, we enjoyed the great food, conversation, laughs, and especially the scene of the kids opening their gifts and the ensuing drama.  I can picture her there, smiling pleasantly, contributing her lovely wit to the fun. Margaret invariably bought thoughtful, quality, and often literary gifts, which at least one year contrasted sharply with the stomp rocket I brought.  It was easy to respect and admire Margaret—she was intelligent, well read and informed, well ‘put together’, and emitted a quiet kindness, even though she wasn’t an outwardly demonstrative person. I appreciated those things about her and although her good manners were often a little ‘foreign’ to ‘us crazy Icelanders’, as we liked to refer to ourselves, it was plain to me that our shared love of books and the arts was common ground for our two families. I was grateful to her when she reached out to offer advice to me on a job search and a consultancy option—that was thoughtful.  I was touched. It goes to show you how small acts by quiet people have real and lasting effects on our lives. Goodbye to Margaret. My sympathies to Don, the whole family, and to such dedicated neighbours and friends as are represented here. 

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