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Wintemute, Magdaline Mary

Mrs. Magdaline Mary Wintemute passed away Sunday, Aug. 5 after a brief illness at the Fort Macleod Extendicare at the age of 90 years.
She was born May 14, 1922 in Carmel, Sask. and spent most of her childhood in Wembley, Alta., where she graduated with honors from the Wembley high school before moving to Macleod in the early 1940s. While working at her father’s North Star Service Station she met her favourite fella, Adrian (Junior) Wintemute, whom she married on March 29, 1944.
Puggie was a very talented, hard-working lady who tried her hand at many things unusual for women in her day. First, she delivered gas for her father during the war, this undoubtedly was the beginning of her lifelong love of anything with wheels, cattle trucks, grain trucks and ultimately the school bus which she drove for many years.
Indoors she was an avid collector, reader, crib player, diarist, superb cook and passionate rooter for “her” Theoron and the Calgary Flames. Her enjoyment of sports often led her outside where she participated in baseball, curling, fishing and camping as well as riding a steer in a rodeo in her younger days.
An outgoing individual with a great sense of humor, Puggie made friends wherever she went, leaving many to cherish her memory.
Puggie is survived by her children, Dianne (Al) Yarmoloy of Claresholm and Cameron (Colleen) Wintemute of Lethbridge; daughter-in-law Laurel Wintemute of Calgary; grandchildren Tamara Connick (Derek, Alex and Zach), Jennifer Wachtler (Rob, Dylan and Josh), Chad Yarmoloy (Julie and Quinn), Ryan Trotter (Kerri and Ryker), Marci Stockton (Wes, Kayla, Hayley, Jason and Janelle) and Scott Wintemute; her sister Mabel Loyst; sisters-in-law Mable Pitchko, Marion (Stan) Wright, Patsy Wintemute and Agnes Sailor; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Puggie was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Anna Pitchko; husband Junior; son Larry; brothers Roman and Arthur; sister Blanche Tomik; brothers- and sisters-in-law Loid and Herb (Edith) Wintemute and Ariel (John) McLaren; and grandsons Cameron Wintemute and Quinn Yarmoloy.
A celebration of Puggie’s life will be held in early September.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of one’s choice would be greatly appreciated.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home, Fort Macleod, 2424 Fifth Ave. Visit

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