Margherita Maria Pichugin
22 February , 1924 – 23 November , 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mom Margherita, known to many as “Auntie Marge”. Predeceased in 1979 by her loving son Dean and in 2001 by her husband Peter. Marge will be missed by her loving son John (Susan) and step grandson Zachary, her nephews and nieces Mike (Debbie), Ron, Marty (Debbie), Carol (Gary), Jerry (Helen), Mila, Tania (Toshi) and their families, and many relatives and friends. Margherita was born in Casacalenda Italy and immigrated to Canada in 1935, settling in Straiton (Abbotsford) with her sister Dorina, father Peter and mother Josephine. She met Peter in high school and married in 1946. Marge loved her vegetable and flower gardens, Viennese waltzes, dancing, sewing, crocheting, being a stay at home mom to Dean and John and actively participating in her faith at church. Her specialty was her Italian pasta dinners on Sunday evening with the family where no one went home without some homemade cookies, homemade jam or leftovers. Marge and Peter had a wonderful retirement gardening, travelling to Hawaii with close friends Al and Helen Wozny, and enjoying many friendships along the way. Special thanks to June Parlee, who Marge loved like a daughter, Kay Carlson, Heather Matson, Darlene Wozny, and to Laurie and her caregivers who provided love, support and comfort for the past 3 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday November 28th at 11:00 AM at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, Abbotsford. Interment at Hazelwood Cemetery. Reception following the service. No flowers by request. Donations to the Alzheimer Society Canada or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Just for Today I will be unafraid. Especially, I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful, and to believe that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me.
- Mike Etheridge
- Marty Etheridge
- Ryan Etheridge
- Peter Di Iorio
- Steve Price
- Kevin Parlee
- Prayer Service Tuesday, 27 November , 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 28 November , 2018
- Graveside Service Wednesday, 28 November , 2018
Margherita Maria Pichugin
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Phyllis and Gord Lake
4 December 2018
Marge will always be in our hearts. She is one of the sweetest little Italian Ladies I know and trust me I have known a lot. Her lovely smile and warm hugs will truly be missed... so happy we have many good memories of times shared with family. You are all special to us. Love, Gord and Phyllis
Peter Di Iorio
29 November 2018
Auntie Marg was one of the most generous, giving and kind hearted souls. Her Italian upbringing instilled a strong sense of the importance of family. Her faith extended that to everyone she met. She enjoyed the highs of being surrounded by her loved ones and the lows of losing some, that were closest to her. She was determined to find the goodness in everything and gave of herself to bring comfort to others.
She loved having lively conversations about everything from politics and religion to family and the human experience. She found solace in her wonderful gardens, both floral and vegetable. The beautiful flowers and the abundant crops her hard work produced, brought her great joy.
We will miss this wonderful lady and the happiness she brought into the world everyday. Good bye Auntie Marg, we will meet again soon. Love you, forever.