Mrs. Margaret Michaelis of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Helmar Michaelis, passed away at the St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the age of 90 years.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband Helmar Michaelis; three brothers Martin Bennett, John Bennett, and Leonard Bennett; two sisters Hazel Bohnet and Doris Heitman.
She is survived by her four children Marvin (Donna) of Cochrane, Norm (Lil) of Airdrie, Dolores (Dennis) Ellert of Milk River and Bert (Debbie) or Lethbridge; sisters Katherine Yanke and Lillian Degenstein; sister in laws Marlene Bennett, Doreen Bennett and Mabel Michaelis. Margaret is also survived by eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Family was very important to Margaret and the last year with the Covid pandemic was very hard on her not be able to see everyone.
Margaret was born on December 29, 1930 in Orion, Alberta. She married her loving husband Helmar Michaelis on September 20, 1950. They farmed in the Wilson Siding area while living in the Lethbridge area. Most of the time on an acreage S.E. of Lethbridge, Margaret worked at Hoyt’s Hardware in Lethbridge from 1968 to 1979. In 1980 they moved from the acreage into west Lethbridge where they lived until moving to Grandview Seniors Condominium in 1993. Margaret then moved to Martha’s house in 2019. She enjoyed crafting, quilting, and playing cards.
The family would like to thank the doctors’ nurses and staff at the Chinook Regional Hospital and St. Michael’s Palliative care unit for all their care and compassion during mom’s illness.
A private family Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The family invites those who wish to watch the service via livestream at www.mbfunerals.com and scrolling to the bottom of Margaret’s obituary. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, 28 Oki Dr NW, Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, or the Canadian Cancer Society, 2202 Richmond Rd, Victoria, BC V8R 4R5.