May 5, 1930 – Dec 6, 2023
Marguerite was born in Aneroid, Saskatchewan to John and Cora Lawrence, however her mom passed away when she was only six. An honors student (Jack Creek School district) and a natural athlete, she was a crack shot and often won the regional ‘Turkey Shoots’ greatly annoying the male members of the community.
Marguerite loved music of all genres and seemed to know the words to every song. Dancing was another love, and it was at a local dance where she met George Wieterman. They were excellent dancers and rarely missed a dance event where others would clear the floor to watch them. They married on December 9, 1950, in Regina and lived many years in Saskatchewan including Kincaid, Gull Lake, Pennant, and Swift Current. While living in Swift Current she became an avid golfer and worked at the Pioneer Coop in the china and crystal department. They later moved to Vancouver Island and then spent their final years in Surrey. For many years Marguerite and George enjoyed winters in Mesa, Arizona.
Marguerite enjoyed reading cookbooks and was an excellent baker and cook making for a home of warm hospitality which was a good thing as George often unexpectedly brought guests home for dinner. She was an avid gardener often selecting ‘runts’ from the nurseries and helping them thrive. She loved flowers and had many rose bushes and vibrant begonias and was often surrounded by beautiful bouquets sent by family.
An excellent knitter, Marguerite provided many lovely knit baby sets for the new mothers amongst family and friends. She also enjoyed quilting and creating beautiful blankets for her kids and grandchildren.
A huge fan of the public library system, Marguerite always had a couple of books on the go and several on hold. For many years she read both the Globe and Mail and the National Post newspapers from cover to cover also completing the Sunday crossword puzzles.
Always an avid sketcher, Marguerite took up painting while wintering in Arizona and became quite accomplished, experiencing great pleasure showing her work at numerous joint exhibits. Her beautiful work is cherished by family and friends and is held in private collections throughout Canada and the US.
Marguerite is predeceased by her brother Lloyd (Norma), her eldest son Lynn, her husband George, and her sister Evelyn (Bill).
She is survived by her children, Doug (Karen) Wieterman of Stony Plain, Alberta, Robert (Gail) Wieterman of Wildwood, Alberta, Leslie Wieterman of Calgary, Alberta, Donna (Larry) Strohan of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Beth Wieterman of Surrey, British Columbia, and Denise (Wade) Peters of Coquitlam, British Columbia, her brother John (Eddie) Lawrence of Didsbury, Alberta, cousin Jean Roemer (Lawrence) and numerous grandchildren to the fifth generation, and nieces and nephews.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please donate to The Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice.