6 January, 1937 – 3 April, 2021
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear mother Margretta Elizabeth Stochmal on April 3, 2021 at the age of 84. Margretta passed with her loving daughters by her side after a calm and graceful journey with cancer. We will hold the thought of all the love we were blessed with while she was on this earth, and we will have faith and happiness in our hearts knowing of her resurrection to heaven to be reunited with our Lord. Margretta is predeceased by her parents William and Alma Teece, her husband Ludwik, daughter Kathy, and brother Gerald Teece. Left to grieve are her daughters Lisa (Peter) Mahin, Mary (Murray) Stochmal, and Patty (Chris) Collins, grandchildren Liam, Toni (Tim) and Hunter (Gord), her sister Marjorie Shearn, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Margretta grew up on a farm just outside of Qu'Appelle, SK and went on to graduate from the Regina Grey Nuns Hospital in 1958. She continued to work there for 3 years after graduating and it was there that she cared for and fell in love with her husband, Ludwik. They were married in the summer of 1961 and moved to the family farm in Bethune, SK. While there Margretta taught piano, played organ in church, taught home nursing classes, gardened, learned how to sew, and began raising her family. In 1963, returning to Regina, Margretta took on a position at Regina Grey Nuns Hospital and the young family purchased their first home in the city. She became employed at Regina Pioneer Village Nursing home in 1970 and retired there in 2000. Since retiring from nursing, Margretta volunteered in many church activities including CWL, helping settle immigrants, playing piano at mass, taking communion to the sick, and singing in the choir. She also spent time volunteering in the community with Regina Women's League, Visitation House, playing piano at seniors' homes, and at Government House. Her love of music lead her to share her talents by singing with the 49ers, the Silver Singers, and singing and playing piano for the Harmony Gals. Attending St. Celicia church gifted her with true friends which she held very dear in her heart. Her legacy of her deep faith in the Lord, her gentle ways, her loving heart, and acceptance of everyone will continue on through all her friends and family. A graveside service will be held due to COVID-19 restrictions. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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11 April 2021
Our condolences Mary. My mom and I have fond memories of working with your mom. She was a lovely woman. Take care,
Cathy Benning and Pat Benning
10 April 2021
So very sorry to hear that your mother has past away. She was a kind, friendly, gentle, caring soul. We graduated the same year from RGNH - she from the September class and I from the February class. God bless your memories of your mom. Deepest sympathies. Elsie (Lenz) Pearson
8 April 2021
My thoughts and prayers to your family on the death of your mom.She was a great person and I am sure you will miss her My Sympathy to all 🙏🙏
7 April 2021
Deepest condolences to Margretta’s family and friends.
I will always treasure our time as neighbors, and hold dear all our lovely visits. She was a beautiful woman and I will always be inspired by her faith, her gentle unassuming, nonjudgmental guidance and her example of living in gratitude.
May her spirit continue to guide you always