PRICE, Marguerite Elizabeth Irene

June 12, 1943 – June 19, 2013

Marguerite passed away suddenly at Cochrane, Alberta on Wednesday June 19, 2013 at 70 years of age. Lovingly remembered by her husband Gerald of 48 years, daughters; Rhonda (Ross) Spence, and Marla (Wayne) Hingley, four grandchildren; Zach, Darby, Devin, and Jake, as well as a circle of other relatives and friends.

Marguerite was born in the prairies of central Alberta, in Cereal, June 12 1943, to Dollie & Clifford McClellan. After losing her father at one year of age, they moved in with her grandparents where they stayed until she began school in Kirriemuir, Alberta.

Growing up, Marguerite loved riding bikes with her sister Dorothy, learned to play piano, and where her love of dancing started at the weekly town hall dances.
She met the love of her life, in 1961 at one of those local dances, while in her last year of high school. After dating for two years, Gerald proposed and they began to plan their life together. In 1965 they married in nearby Consort at the United Church, then set up their first home together in a little house at the Cowley railway station. Shortly thereafter they moved to Calgary and started to plan their future.

A month before their first year anniversary, their daughter Rhonda was born, and where Marguerite’s role as a mother began. Six years later, Marla arrived completing their perfect little family of four. Marguerite instilled confidence and independence in her daughters, with feelings of love and support ever present.
Whether she was filling the house with her beautiful piano playing, organizing camping or family sporting activities, Marguerite was the heart, and spirit of our family. She was the sun that we all revolved around.

In her later years, her grandchildren were a significant part of her life. Marguerite was always buying little toys, coloring books, or crafts for the kids. She’d sit with them for hours, coloring alongside them or playing their favourite games over and over again. ‘Spider’ Grandma, as she was known to her grandchildren, forever created a space in each and every one of their hearts.

Marguerite was a kind and loving women, who was quick to laugh and joke. She was well known by everyone as their ‘Rec’ Director, evident by her full and ever expanding social calendar. She filled her home with pieces of her heart, from pictures of her family, to little trinkets that took the shape of frogs or lizards. All with a story behind them that reminded her of her family or her huge circle of friends. Marguerite didn’t let a day go by without a scheduled event or plan, she lived life to the fullest, and always, thought of others in whatever she was doing.

Goodbye my wife, my mother, my grandmother, my sister, and my friend. You were loved, you were cherished, and you will be missed beyond words. These are the memories you leave behind, thank you for being a part of our lives. I only wish it had been for a little longer. My heart aches, forever. I love you.

A celebration of Marguerite’s life will be held at Cochrane Alliance Church, 902 Glenbow Drive, Cochrane on Wednesday June 26, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Marguerite’s memory may be made to Calgary Mustard Seed, 102 11 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0X5,

  1. On 21/06/2013 at 1:00 pm brian & carol Wright Said:

    So sorry to hear that we had had a good lunch at the olive grove and she was so happy,will miss her very much marquerite was a beautiful and wonderfull person.She will be missed very much by a lot of people who knew her.

  2. On 22/06/2013 at 9:26 am Loraine Liang Said:

    Please know that we are praying for you and your family. So sorry to hear of your loss. I wish I would have known your mom. She looks beautiful, and it sounds like she was a most wonderful person.

    What a shock for you and all who knew her. We will be praying in the days ahead.

  3. On 22/06/2013 at 11:49 am Ginny Winter Said:

    Rhonda, Spence, Darby and Zach — just want to let you know that I am praying for each of you and also for your father and sister and fmaily. It is not easy to have someone so integral a part of your life be taken so suddenly. There is a reason and a purpose — we just don’t know or understand it. May God surround you with his strength, mercy, goodness, kindness and love.

  4. On 22/06/2013 at 8:45 pm Mark & Loy Flatt Said:

    We are so sorry to hear about Marguerite. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gerald and
    his family. Marguerite was a very outgoing person and she will be missed dearly by many
    of us in Country Roads.

  5. On 22/06/2013 at 9:26 pm Lorna Smith Said:

    Rhonda and family thinking of you and praying for you at this time of loss. May God give each of you the strength to carry on through this difficult time.

  6. On 23/06/2013 at 4:21 am Carolyn Gregg Said:

    There are no words to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your precious mother.

  7. On 23/06/2013 at 10:44 am Deirdre (Dee) Healy Said:

    I was very shocked to hear about Marguerite. She was a wonderful person, thoughtful, caring and a fun golfer. Her baileys and coffee on the golf course always came a right time. I miss her already and always will. She was a friend to all especial myself.

  8. On 23/06/2013 at 5:50 pm Jack & Nancy Cook Said:

    Marguerite will remain in our thoughts as a special, beautiful person. We made her special broccoli salad she shared with us at Country roads, and shared the recipe in Nevada the day before her tragic accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gerald and family.

  9. On 23/06/2013 at 5:50 pm Shirley Ulry (Deleff) Said:

    We wish to express our deepest sympathy to everyone. With your loved one taken so fast it will be a very difficult time but know we are all praying for you and your family.

  10. On 23/06/2013 at 7:07 pm Evelyn Collins Said:

    What a beautiful tribute… My thoughts and prayers are with you Rhonda and all your family, along with our deepest sympathy.

  11. On 24/06/2013 at 4:45 am Stephen Currie, Mervin Currie Said:

    Love and prayers for all of you. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

  12. On 24/06/2013 at 5:03 am Marg Dumville and family Said:

    Gerald, Rhonda, and Marla. Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this very sad time. We have fond memories of Marguerite. She was always happy and smiling. We will not be able to attend the service but we will be thinking and praying for all of you. Take care.

  13. On 24/06/2013 at 5:57 am Laura Said:

    Rhonda and family: Praying for you in this season of grieving your loss.

  14. On 24/06/2013 at 6:35 am Lynn Tory (Murphy) Said:

    Gerald my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I will always remember her and her smile.

  15. On 24/06/2013 at 8:19 am Andrea Theophanous Said:

    On Behalf of myself and Sun Life Financial I would like to extend our deepest condolences to your family. I had the pleasure of speaking to Gerald this morning and was very touched by the interaction. I trust that God will comfort you at this difficult time and always. May you and your family find comfort from eachother and may God bless you all. Best Regards, Andrea Theophanous

  16. On 24/06/2013 at 11:17 am Marg and Lee Seeley Said:

    Gerald and family

    We are so very saddened to hear of Marguerites sudden passing. We will remember her always as the organizer and such a fun person , her infectious laugh and a wonderful and caring person. Our hearts go out to Gerald and family. We are so very sorry. Our prayers thoughts and love to each and everyone of you. Remember the good times and we are sure there are many. She will be golfing in heaven and likely getting hole in ones there as well.

    Marg and Lee

  17. On 24/06/2013 at 6:27 pm Irma Mohacsi Said:

    My friend and golf buddy Marguerite Price

    I met Marguerite almost 15 years ago when I joined the ladies league at Douglasdale Golf Course. She was most generous, reliable, and optimistic person that I had ever played with! During this time she would always phone me in the morning if for some reason she couldn’t be there. When the weather was doubtful I would phone her and she would say “we should go who knows the sun could come out and it will be nice out”! If one of us hit a bad shot she would say “You never know you might get a hole in one on the next hole”! She made it a point to always have coffee waiting for us on the Sixth Hole at her yard.

    I was very sorry when she moved last year and she was sorely missed from our foursome.
    We finally got together at the beginning of June when she came out to Douglasdale and we all played together again, and had a bit of a reunion. As well we were all looking forward to visiting her for a golf outing latter this summer in Cochrane. She was a lot of fun to play with and I really miss her. May she rest in peace.

    Irma Mohacsi

  18. On 25/06/2013 at 5:52 am Jim & Donna Goodridge Said:

    Gerry, our deepest sympathy to you and the rest of your family. Our thoughts are with you.

  19. On 25/06/2013 at 7:24 pm Larry and Pixie Charter Said:

    Dear Gerald and family,
    Pixie and I want you to know how sorry we are to hear of the loss of someone who meant so much to so many. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and we want you to know that we will be praying for you. May God comfort your hearts at this time.

  20. On 25/06/2013 at 7:50 pm Ron Vert Said:

    Sorry to hear of my old classmates untimely death. My thoughts and prays go the family as you go through this difficult time.

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