Margie Isabell Griffiths passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Edmonton on August 20, 2012 at the age of 86 years. Margie was born on March 22, 1926 to Julius and Edith Cerveny on the Cerveny homestead 2 ½ miles west of Ponoka. She attended school along with her brother Elmer at the Sharphead School. She often told her children of the joyful times they had at school. The children in those country schools got to be like one big family. In June, 1944, she married Leon Edwin Griffiths of the Concord district southeast of Ponoka. To this union four children were born: Dwight, Darlene, Terry and Colleen. Leon, Margie and family lived on the Griffiths farm for eight years. They then lived and farmed on the Cerveny farm for three years. They then bought the Neil Randles’ farm in the Concord district where they lived until they retired and moved to Ponoka in 1993. Margie enjoyed her garden, flowers and fruit trees. She always did a lot of canning and freezing. She also helped Leon with the outside work when needed. Margie’s family was her pride and joy. She was always happy when the weekends came and they would all come home to celebrate special occasions. Margie was auntie and grandma to many children in the district. They often gathered there. In the summer it was motorcycles and in the winter ski-doos. She always had cookies and a hot drink for them. She didn’t seem to mind the wet clothes in the dryer as they prepared to go out again. Margie always said she treated everyone as she liked to be treated. She was always a friendly person. She enjoyed being with people and would lend a helping hand whenever she could. Leon and Margie went on many trips with their friends. They were fun times. In later years they spent time at their winter home in Yuma, Arizona. After Leon passed away Margie sold the house in Ponoka and moved into Slater Place. Because of ill health she later moved to Rimoka Lodge. She made wonderful friends and was happy to take the ladies to appointments, shopping or just for an afternoon drive. She was very happy here and always said the staff treated everyone so well. Margie believed in and loved the Lord, often saying how because of our dear Saviour, she was helped through trying times. She believed God does answer prayers. Margie was a member of the Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School at the Concord Baptist Church. Later she attended First Baptist Church in Ponoka. She was a member of the Concord Ladies Group and the Concord Mission Circle. Margie was predeceased by her husband Leon in 1996, her mother Edith in 1976, her father Julius in 1963, her brother Elmer in 1994 and her grandson Robert in 2007. She leaves to mourn her passing her children: Dwight (Linda), Darlene (Pepi), Terry (Charlene) and Colleen; eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; as well as sisters and brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, and many friends. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Ponoka with the Interment following in the Forest Home Cemetery. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta or the Alzheimer Society of Alberta. To express condolences to Margie’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
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