Margaret Francis Pansie

September 14, 1925April 3, 2019

Margaret F. Pansie passed away peacefully in her home on April 3, 2019. She was a kind, compassionate person that made you feel welcome no matter how long you knew her.

She was devoted in her faith and attended St. Aloysius until the last year of her life. Margaret was born on September 14, 1925, in Cross Point, Quebec, Canada, to Joseph and Annie Day. She grew up in a tiny one bedroom house with her sister DeeDee. In her early teens, her family moved to Niagara Falls, Ontario. There she graduated from high school with honors. Shortly after graduation, she worked as a secretary for the Canadian Railroad. During this time, she and her friend Eileen traveled by train to Spokane, WA, in 1947 to meet some of Eileen’s family. There she met the love of her life Richard (Dick) Pansie. There were married on January 10, 1948, in Niagara Falls. They raised three kids together: Richard (Rick), Jon, and Jill. After the kids were grown, Margaret became a secretary and bookkeeper at the family business Spokane Tin and Sheet Iron. She worked behind the counter there until she retired in 2005. Margaret is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Annie Day, husband Richard (Dick), and son Jon Pansie. She is survived by her son Richard (Rick) Pansie, Jr. (wife MJ), and her daughter Jill Young, along with five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. The family would like to thank Senior Helpers Caregivers for taking care of her. We would also like to thank Kindred Hospice for the care and compassion in the last days of her life. A viewing will be held on Friday, April 12, 10am to noon at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home on North Monroe, followed by the funeral at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Union Gospel Mission or a charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Friday, April 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2019

Margaret Francis Pansie

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Steve Stevens

April 9, 2019

Our family was involved in business with the Pansie's for many years.
Margaret was the anchor and inspiration for the business. Never saw her without a smile or look of concern for her customers.
Saw her a few times since her retirement with son Rick, this was always a treat to visit with her and catch up on old times. Family values were always at the forefront for her and the complete family.
God rest this kind and gentle woman, you will be missed.

Gail Parsons

April 9, 2019

I am so sorry to see that your loved one Margaret has passed. My memory of her is as you stated in the first part of her obituary. She was kind, compassionate and made you feel welcome no matter how long you knew her. I met here at Spokane Tin when I was farming and had some sheet metal parts made for combines. She was very friendly to me and made me feel welcome. We visited when I was in the office and she shared with me the story about how she ended up in Spokane. I have thought about her often over the years and by coincidence had thought about her in the past week. Even though we met briefly I feel as though I have lost a dear friend.

Gail Parsons, Oakesdale, WA


April 7, 2019

Many thanks to Margaret Pansie, and to all her family, for their unwavering support and care for their community. Margaret truly made our neighborhoods better, stronger, happier. May God bless her and keep her. Thank you.