Obituary of Margaret Aspinall
Margaret was 89 years old when she passed away in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, September 11, 2018. She and her twin brother were born June 2, 1929 at the hospital in Portal, North Dakota to Elizabeth and Stewart MacKenzie. The family moved to Torch River in 1934 where Margaret and her brothers took a dog sled to school throughout the long winters in Northern Saskatchewan. They moved back to North Portal in 1942 after their father passed away. A devoted woman with a heart for missions and ministries, Margaret attended Bible College in Saskatoon for 3 years and then attended Nurses Training in Moose Jaw. Her nursing career was cut short because of an injury. Margaret met Arthur through church and family. A vivacious and friendly young woman, Margaret had a couple of suitors, but Art's dashing auburn hair and his heart for ministry caught her attention and aligned with her own calling. Art and Margaret were married August 22, 1951 in North Portal, Saskatchewan. The couple had six children: Larry (Laurencia) of Saskatoon, Berva (Garry Reaney) of Medicine Hat, Treva (Dwight Dirkson) of Moose Jaw, Murray (Susan) of Moose Jaw, Blain (Shari) of Red Deer, and Paul of Barrhead. Art and Margaret ministered together for over 30 years in a variety of communities and were married 48 years before Art passed away on December 19, 1999. Margaret leaves a rich heritage of ministry, hospitality and generosity, complete with 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Relationship and a spirit of adoption came with such ease to Margaret that family grew beyond natural bounds and she counted Liza and Wayne Chang and their children as family. Margaret is survived by her twin brother Malcom (Auriel) MacKenzie and her sisters-in-law Olive Aspinall, Delores Aspinall, and Inez (Phil Siggelkow). She is predeceased by her parents, and her brother and sister-in-law Raymond (Elinor) MacKenzie. She will be lovingly remembered for her kind words, her generous heart, her love for family gatherings or any wonderful party, great cinnamon buns, her delicious donuts, and her faithful love of her Savior. You were truly a beautiful pearl in our lives Mom. A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Moose Jaw Church of God, 50 Hochelaga St E, Moose Jaw. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of God in Western Canada (Youth Camps), 401 Trinity Lane, Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 0E3. In living memory of Margaret a memorial planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Homes. Arrangements are entrusted to Parkview Funeral Chapel, 474 Hochelaga St West, Moose Jaw. 306-694-5500. Blair Scott, Funeral Director. Please see our online book of condolences at www.parkviewfuneralchapel.ca
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