Margaret Antonia Lemieux
May 31, 1951 – June 11, 2018
MARGARET LEMIEUX Margaret Lemieux, born in Athabasca, Alberta on May 31, 1951, passed away, peacefully on June 11, 2018, at the Palliative Care Unit of the Nanaimo Regional Hospital, after a lengthy illness. Margaret was one of twelve siblings born to Polish immigrants who settled in Canada in the 1930’s. Margaret leaves to mourn, her partner Marlin Wolfe, ex-spouse Andre Lemieux, four siblings, Alina, Irene, Alex and Earl, nieces and nephews, and many friends and business associates. Margaret moved to Gabriola in 1971. A highlight of her multi faceted career was her real estate profession where she excelled and made many lasting friends. She loved to garden, which she did until the last week of her life. In her youth she enjoyed golf, sailing and cycling. She made a delicious and potent martini, liked to entertain family and friends and made a mean salmon and potato pie. She will be missed by many.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Surf Lodge on Gabriola.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, July 7, 2018
Margaret Antonia Lemieux
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July 10, 2018
I remember as a little girl when I was with my Aunt Margaret she would sing to me, also she would always encourage me as a child and as an adult.
I remember a time when my brother and I were young it had been around 3 years
after our mother passed away which was
Aunt Margaret’s sister Lillian. Aunt Margaret came to visit my brother and I at my other Grandmas place and picked us up and we went to see the Movie The Poseidon Adventure! We loved that..
Aunt Margaret and her sister Aunt Elsie we’re both responsible for getting my ears pierced when I was around 12 years old, I was so happy to get my ears pieced!!
I remember when I did the eulogy for her
mother my grandma the first thing she said “was that I did a very good job along with my other aunts and uncles”, which was so very encouraging to me.
The other wonderful memory I had was that at Grandmas funeral in 2011, I saw a beautiful purple bracelet she was wearing that I liked and commented on, the first thing she did was take it off and give it to me, I thought that was so sweet what she did for me!
My Aunt Margaret was very special , I admired her courage and her strength
she will be sorrily missed by us all!
I am very glad to have had her as my Aunt and to have known her.
My condolences to all her family and friends! God Bless you all!!
July 5, 2018
I have such happy memories of Margaret!! Dad said he named me after her and I couldn't be more honoured to share a name with such a vibrant person as she was!! Fly among the angels beautiful Margaret and dance among the stars until we meet again .
June 29, 2018
I am so saddened to hear this news. I looked forward to visiting with Margaret and
Marlin whenever I was over to see my Dad. Wether it was morning coffee on the side porch, an afternoon cocktail or most especially a wonderful
Dinner and singing
on the deck, Margaret was always kind, interested in my life and I looked forward to our chats. My sincere condolences to Marlin and family. RIP Margaret. You will be missed.
June 25, 2018
To my beutiful sistet Margaret
It was awesome having you as a sister.
Wish it was longer! Admired your strength & courage.
Loved visiting you & Marlin at your beautiful home
on Gabriola Island. Thanks for all the lovely memories
we shared. Marlin thanks for looking after Margaret &
For all the Symphony of taste meals you provided.
Your , loving sister Irene & Fred
June 23, 2018
Margaret was one of my favourite aunts, and I always loved visiting her on the island. I was fortunate enough to visit just a couple months ago, when she was still busy puttering around the house and working on her plants. She was always very feisty and independent, right to the end. I'll miss her, but I'm glad she's at peace now.