Margaret Neufeldt

Margaret Neufeldt

Margaret “Peggy” Neufeldt

With great sadness, the Neufeldt family announces the passing of Margaret Jean Elizabeth, beloved wife of Harold. Margaret – or Peggy as many friends knew her, died peacefully on June 19, 2014 at the age of 79. A wonderful and loving mother to daughters Maureen Neufeldt of Calgary and Heather Tatlow (Geoff) of Ponoka and the grandchildren she was so proud of – Anthony, Celeste and Alex. Born to Carrie and Otto Romeike in 1935 in Medicine Hat Alberta, she is survived by sisters Carol Herter (Clarence) and Elaine Romeike, both of Medicine Hat. Margaret was predeceased by her brother Donald and her parents. Peggy had a long career in nursing, primarily working at Alberta Hospital (now the Centennial Centre) for 26 years, retiring in 1989. A woman of energy, determination, creativity and passion, Peggy enjoyed her retirement immensely. Peggy was active for many years with the Ponoka United Church as a long time member of the choir (Mom loved to sing!) and numerous other church activities. Retirement meant that Mom was able to relish precious time with her grandchildren. She was afforded the opportunity to immerse herself in her creative passions for gardening, baking (her Christmas baking was well-known locally!) sewing and creating amazing scrap books; books that now capture memories of family and friends, telling stories of the things that were so important to Mom. For dear friends and family, you’ll recall that she never missed recognizing birthdays and anniversaries, making certain the people who were important in her life knew how special they were. Peggy and Harold married in 1957, and their bond was deep. The last three years that Peggy was cared for at Northcott Lodge, Harold was her daily visitor. Mom’s smile would light up a room with the visits of Harold and her daughters. On Dad’s recent birthday in May, Mom waited at the front entrance to sing “Happy Birthday” upon his arrival. In spite of the physical limitations of the past few years, hours of storytelling and reading, games of dominos or trivial pursuit or simply sitting in the garden making images from the clouds were lovely moments for our close family. For the friends who visited, the caring staff of Northcott and the gentle care of Dr. Chan, our heartfelt thanks. Mom loved you. Margaret, Peggy, Sweetheart, Mutti, Grandma – your love and spirit made such an impact on our lives. You will be greatly missed but fondly and often remembered. A Funeral Service to celebrate Peggy’s life will be held at the Ponoka Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta. To express condolences to Peggy’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home

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