Marguerite KIRKBY

Marguerite Kirkby passed away peacefully at the age of 81 on December 23, 2009, with her husband and family by her side. She is survived by her husband Wilfred Kirkby, of Summerland, BC, her sons Richard Makuch of Dryden, ON; Gerard Makuch of Regina, SK with daughter-in-law Christine and grandson Matthew; Douglas Makuch of Vancouver, BC, and daughter Lori Makuch of Calgary, AB with son-in-law Garry Gandza. She is also survived by her sister Theresa Hatch of Dryden, ON and sisters-in-law Ilene and Donna of Prince George, BC, and Gertie of Wabigoon, ON. She was sadly predeceased by her loving mother and father Dorian and Rose, loving brothers Albert, Lucien, Gerry, Roland and sister Germaine. Marguerite grew up on the prairies in the Gravelbourg area of southwestern Saskatchewan. Her family homesteaded there and in the Makwa area before moving to Dryden, ON. With her second husband Wilfred, she later moved to Summerland, BC. She would want to be remembered simply as a good woman who always had a place in her heart for the people around her. She will be dearly missed. A Memorial service was held Monday, December 28, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #22, 14205 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland. Interment to take place in Dryden, Ontario. Memorial tributes may be made in Marguerite’s honour to the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society. Condolences may be directed to the family through Summerland Funeral Home at www.providencefuneralhomes.com.