February 25, 1954 – October 21, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ms. Margaret ‘Marg’ Leppard; lively fun-loving, tender-hearted, filled with moxie and determination until the end, with her beloved son, Rob by her side, at Villa Marie, Red Deer, Alberta on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the age of 66 years.
Marg was born on February 25, 1954 in Ottawa, Ontario.
In 1960, Marg moved with her parents, and her twin brother, Hartley to a ranch near Beiseker, Alberta. It was there that her lifelong love of horses and adventure began. In 1966, the family bought the Starlite Motel in Lethbridge; where Marg attended school and the University of Lethbridge.
In 1973, Marg married and gave birth to the light of her life, her only child, Rob. Marg moved to Edmonton; where she worked for IBM and Arthur Anderson, while raising Rob, as a single mom after the breakup of her marriage.
As Rob grew up, Marg was able to devote many hours of volunteer work to the community. She was a devoted and loving mother, who put her son before everything else. With Rob raised, Marg set off on an adventure of her own, teaching English, in Poland. She loved the time spent in Poland and as always, with Marg, she made lots of new friends.
Shortly after returning to Canada, Marg suffered a stroke; which was to herald the beginning of a long and harrowing struggle with vascular dementia. Her last days were spent at Villa Marie in Red Deer, Alberta, cared for by friendly and attentive staff. Rob was close by and his daily visits always brought a smile to her eyes.
Marg will be lovingly remembered by her son, Rob Nonni of Red Deer, Alberta; her mother, Edith Stewart of Lethbridge, Alberta and her brother, Hart Leppard of Fernie, British Columbia.
Marg will also be sadly missed by extended family in Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario; as well as many dear friends. Marg was predeceased by her father, Harold Leppard.
A Celebration of Marg’s Life will be held at a later date. Cremation entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com
Arrangements in care of Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.
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