It is with deep sadness that we must announce the passing of Margaret Irene Palfenier on August 28th, 2022 at the age of 75. She is survived by her children, Kelly and David and her grandchild Emelia, as well as numerous family members. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Peter.
Margaret was born on June 10th, 1947 to George and Margaret Roberts, the eldest of six children. As the eldest girl followed by four boys, then her youngest sister, she learned to survive in a rambunctious household with great humour, often turning a blind eye to the antics of her brothers. After pursuing her career as a travel agent, she married the love of her life, Peter and along with their children, Kelly and David, they lived a happy family life in St. Albert.
Margaret loved to travel, which meshed well with her career choice. She travelled to Germany, England, Hawaii, Las Vegas and all over Canada. She also loved to be active. Swimming was her early passion where she spent many hours with her brothers at the Royal Glenora. She also loved to cycle, walk and work out at the gym. All the way to the end, Margaret was a smart and savvy person who was a great conversationalist.
Margaret was a devout Catholic, and she always credited all her strength to her relationship with God. It was because of that strength that no matter what kind of challenge she faced, she was always kind and caring to others. We will all miss her and will continue to marvel at her strength, kindness and beauty.
The funeral service will take place on September 27, 2022 at 10am at St. Joseph's Basilica with a reception to follow-reception information will be provided at the funeral service.