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Furman, Margaret Irene (Horsburgh)

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Margaret Irene (Horsburgh) Furman, beloved wife of the late James Charles Furman, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the Fort Macleod Extendicare at the age of 97 years.
Margaret is survived by her two children, Jerry Chapman and Jeannie Hayes; daughter-in-law Charlene Furman; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
Margaret was born in Fort Macleod in 1921 to Margaret and Robert Horsburgh. She grew up on a farm south of Fort Macleod and attended Macleod and Allenfield schools. She enjoyed the town life over country living and often stayed with her grandparents.
Margaret worked in the Palomino and Reach and Company stores. She worked for 41 years and retired when Reach and Co. closed down.
Since retiring Margaret found more time for coffee parties, friends and her grandchildren. She also kept busy as a lifetime member in the Ladies Legion Auxiliary of the Fort Macleod Branch No. 46 where she held various executive positions.
Margaret was an avid traveller and has gone on many trips with friends and family to England, Hawaii, Italy, on cruises, and bus tours. A few highlights for Margaret were going to Calgary to see Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip in 1967, visiting Graceland as Elvis was her favourite singer, and travelling to Italy with her daughter Jerry and granddaughter Linda for a tour of cemeteries where many Canadian soldiers were buried.
Margaret moved into two different lodges and was currently living at Extendicare where she enjoyed the special care and concern provided by the staff. Margaret also enjoyed activities with the residents and visits from her family and friends.
Margaret will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018, at Christ Church Anglican, 320 21st St., Fort Macleod, with Bishop Sidney Black officiating.
Memorial donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to either the Royal Canadian Legion Fort Macleod Branch No. 46 Poppy Fund, P.O. Box 697, Fort Macleod, T0L 0Z0 or to the Fort Macleod Handibus Society, P.O. Box 881, Fort Macleod, T0L 0Z0.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home, Fort Macleod. Phone 403-553-3772 or visit

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